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Surveys: March 7 – June 30, 2022

NATCA recommends participation the ATO FedView Roundtable Discussion and Survey. NATCA recommends participation in the First Course Conduct Student Feedback Survey. Please see attached Word document. NATCA recommends participation in the Tech Ops Safety Culture Survey. […]

Briefing Requests: May 2 – June 30, 2022

On June 23, 2022, NATCA requested a briefing on Windows 7 Upgrade to Windows 10 in AJW. We are in the process of scheduling this briefing. POCs: Labor Relations Attorney Jon Cakmakci, Senior Labor Relations Administrator […]

<strong>CONTRACTOR SUPPORT SERVICES – AIR-300 BRIEFING</strong>

On Thursday, March 31, 2022, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) notified NATCA of its intent to implement changes to the contractor support services for the Aircraft Certification Service’s (AIR’s) organizational performance division (AIR-300). Specifically, AIR-300 wishes […]

G-INVOICING (GINV) SYSTEM BRIEFING

On Monday, May 23, 2022, the Agency notified NATCA of its plans to implement the G-Invoicing (GINV) system. In accordance with Treasury Financial Manual Chapter 4700, Appendix 8, Intra-Governmental Transactions (IGT) Buy/Sell, the Department of the […]

Collaborative Decision Making

Ron Foley (ZOB) is the National CDM Article 114 Representative.  Background:  Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) is a joint government/industry initiative to improve air traffic flow management through increased information exchange among aviation community stakeholders. CDM is […]

<strong>Weather</strong>

Eric Avila (ZHU) is the National Weather Article 114 Representative.  Background:  The Aviation Weather Display (AWD) will consolidate the Weather and Radar Processor (WARP) and Corridor Integrated Weather System (CIWS). In addition, the AWD will also incorporate […]

Training Enterprise Application & Management (TEAM)

Adonna Prior (LAS) is the National TEAM Article 114 Representative.  Background:   NATCA TEAM Program SMEs have been working with management TEAM program SMEs, 2400, and Volanno (TEAM’s developer) in preparation for the national rollout this year.  […]

Runway Safety

Bridget Singratanakul is the National Runway Safety Article 114 Representative. Background: The Runway Safety group aims to embody a safe flight at its start and conclusion. It continues to be one of the FAA’s highest priorities and […]

Surveillance Broadcast Services (SBS) Office    

Brent Luna (ZFW) is the Article 114 Representative to the SBS Office.  Background:  The Surveillance and Broadcast Services (SBS) program was created to manage programs that will enable the air traffic control (ATC) system to migrate from […]

Data Comm

Ray Berndt is the National Data Comm Article 114 Representative. Background: The Data Comm program now has five Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC) utilizing the En Route Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) service around […]

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Committee

Karena Marinas (ZLA) is the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA’s) OSHA Committee Chairperson.  Background: The NATCA OSHA Committee endeavors to assist NATCA representatives and members in identifying, understanding, preventing, and seeking remedies for occupational safety […]

Professional Standards

Chris Keyes, Lydia Baune, and Patrick Carter are the National Professional Standards Article 52, Representatives. NATCA’s Professional Standards Program (PSP) has processed over 4,240 cases since the program began. The program helps maintain, promote, and inspire […]

Operational Readiness/Contingency Operations

Kevin Wright (D01) is the National Operational Readiness Group (AJR-X) Article 114 Representative. Background: AJR-X is the directorate established to develop, maintain, and exercise contingency planning and readiness. The primary aim of AJR-X is to build […]

Human Performance

Aaron Katz (P50) is the National Human Performance Article 114 Representative. Background: The Human Performance Representative is the NATCA liaison to AJI 155, the FAA Human Performance office. The office is comprised of a group manager […]

En Route Automation Modernization – ERAM

Rob Friedel (ZLC) is the National Enroute Technical Article 114 Representative. Here is his Report: Background: ERAM is the baseline software for the 20 CONUS En Route Air Traffic Control Centers. The software requires continued enhancements […]

Enterprise-Information Display System (E-IDS)

Amanda Richardson (ZOA) is the National Enterprise-Information Display System (E-IDS) Article 114 Representative. Background: The Enterprise Information Display System (E-IDS) project aims to replace all existing IDSs in the NAS, providing the Agency with one enterprise […]

Information Display System Replacement Program (IDSR)

Trevor Barry (DFW) is the National IDSR Article 114 Representative. The IDS Replacement program was initially supposed to replace all the Information Display Systems in the National Airspace System (NAS) with a product known as NAS […]

Florida Metroplex

Christian Karns is the National Florida Metroplex Article 114 Representative.  Background: The Florida Metroplex project consists of two projects. One project is tasked with designing and implementing new Q & Y routes to replace existing J-Routes. […]

Request for Volunteers: Color Palette Operational Assessment  

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) is requesting six (6) Air Traffic Control Specialist volunteers to participate as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for the Color Palette Operational Assessment.       The Color Palette Operational Assessment will be […]

Digital Information Platform (DIP)

Kristen Wilson is the National DIP Article 114 Representative. Background: The overall goal of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) DIP as part of the Air Traffic Management (ATM-X) project is to accelerate the transformation […]

Navigation

Jeff Plendl is the National Navigation Article 114 Representative. Background: The Navigation Representative works closely with Agency Program Managers in three key areas: Ground-Based Navigation, Satellite Navigation and Visual Guidance Lighting Systems.  Ground-Based Navigation’s primary focus […]

Urban Air Mobility (UAM)

Will Hutson is the National UAM Article 114 Representative Background: UAM is an initiative that supports the movement of passengers and cargo within urban environments by utilizing revolutionary new aircraft. The initiative will be composed of […]

Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) Criteria

Bennie Hutto (PCT) is the National PBN Criteria Article 114 Representative to ATO Enterprise & Strategy Planning (AJV-S) and Rules and Regulation (AJV-P2). Monthly Report: Performance-Based Operations Aviation Rulemaking Committee (PARC) Navigation (NAV) WG: During our […]

Procedures

John Murdoc is the National Procedures Article 114 Representative. Background:  The NATCA Procedures Representative works collaboratively with the Mission Support Services Policy (AJV-P), developing, implementing, amending, and interpreting air traffic policies and regulations contained in FAA […]

Commercial Space

Paul Behan (ZJX) is the National Commercial Space Integration Article 114 Representative. Background: Historically, space launch and reentry operations in the National Airspace System (NAS) occurred infrequently and were segregated from other operations by containing them […]

Aeronautical Information Services (AIS)

Matt Trimble is the National AIS Article 114 Representative.  Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) Modernization: Software release 2.19 for the Federal NOTAM System (FNS) is in the final stages of operational testing. Due to security issues, […]

SURVEYS: June 15, 2022 – Update for ASKME

NATCA still recommends participation in the Aviation Safety Knowledge Management Environment (ASKME) User Feedback Data Capture Survey specifically for the Region X bargaining unit. Please see attached Word documents. If you have any questions, please contact […]

Performance-Based Navigation (PBN)

Joey Tinsley (ZTL) is a National PBN Co-Lead Article 114 Representative for the Eastern Service Area Operations Support Group. PBN Single-site Background: PBN Co-Leads oversee designing, developing, and implementing PBN procedures and/or routes. Using a collaborative […]

Time-Based Flow Management (TBFM)

Matt Gammon (ZID) is the National TBFM Article 114 Representative. Time-Based Flow Management is a system of tools used to manage traffic flows based on time to maximize efficiency. There are several technologies within TBFM, including […]

Wake Turbulence

Gerald Quaye (JFK) is the National Wake Turbulence Article 114 Representative. Background: Consolidated Wake Turbulence (CWT) will reduce and streamline the number of wake turbulence separation standards implemented in the national airspace (NAS). There are currently […]

Terminal Computer-Human Interaction (CHI)

Lee Moore (I90) is the National Terminal CHI Article 114 Representative. Background: The workgroup will address Terminal CHI requirements originating from Terminal Next Generation Air Transportation System (NEXTGEN) programs and improve Terminal CHI products in the […]

Traffic Flow Management System (TFMS)

Ryan Jacobs is the National TFMS Article 114 Representative. Background: TFMS is a data exchange system for supporting national air traffic flow management and monitoring. TFMS processes all available data sources such as flight plan messages, […]

Terminal Automation Modernization and Replacement (TAMR)

Kyle Ness is the National TAMR Article 114 Representative. Background: The TAMR program deploys and sustains Terminal Automation for the Terminal Radar Approach Controls (TRACONs) and associated Air Traffic Control Towers in the National Airspace System […]

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Committee

Karena Marinas (ZLA) is the Chairperson of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA’s) OSHA Committee.   Background: The NATCA OSHA Committee endeavors to assist NATCA representatives and members in identifying, understanding, preventing, and seek remedies for occupational […]

Collaborative Decision Making (CDM)

Ron Foley (ZOB) National CDM Article 114 Representative. Background:  Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) is a joint government/industry initiative to improve air traffic flow management through increased information exchange among aviation community stakeholders. CDM is comprised of […]

NAVAIDS Monitoring Equipment (NME)

Zac Carrigan (MIA) is the National NME Article 114 Representative. Background: Two different consolidated control and monitoring systems are currently operating in the National Airspace System (NAS) – the Integrated Control and Monitoring System (ICMS) and the […]

Terminal Flight Data Manager (TFDM)

Ross Costa is the National TFDM Article 114 Representative. Background: TFDM will improve flight data coordination and management for Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) users and enhanced surface traffic flow management capabilities. TFDM will replace ATCT paper […]

Runway Safety

Bridget Singratanakul is the National Runway Safety Article 114 Representative. Background: The Runway Safety group aims to embody a safe flight — both at its start and conclusion. It continues to be one of the FAA’s […]

Professional Standards

Chris Keyes, Lydia Baune, and Patrick Carter are the Professional Standards Article 52, Representatives NATCA’s Professional Standards Program (PSP) has processed over 4,195 cases since the program began. The program helps maintain, promote, and inspire professionalism […]

Human Performance

Aaron Katz (P50) is the National Human Performance Article 114 Representative.  Background:  The Human Performance Representative is the NATCA liaison to AJI 155, the FAA Human Performance office. The office is comprised of a group manager […]

Advanced Technologies & Oceanic Procedures (ATOP) 

John T. Lenhart (ZOA) is the National Advanced Technologies & Oceanic Procedures (ATOP) Article 114 Representative. ATOP Program                 Background:  The ATOP system processes information consistent with system calculations or expectations […]

Training Enterprise Application & Management (TEAM)

Adonna Prior (LAS) is the National TEAM Article 114 Representative.  Background:   NATCA TEAM Program SMEs have been working with management TEAM program SMEs, 2400, and Volanno (TEAM’s developer) in preparation for the national rollout this year.  […]

Weather

Eric Avila (ZHU) is the National Weather Article 114 Representative. Background:  The Aviation Weather Display (AWD) will consolidate the Weather and Radar Processor (WARP) and Corridor Integrated Weather System (CIWS). In addition, the AWD will also incorporate […]

NextGen

Adam Rhodes (I90) is the National NextGen Article 114 Representative.   Background: Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is the modernization of America’s air transportation system to make flying safer, more efficient, and more predictable. NextGen is not […]

En Route Automation Modernization – ERAM

Rob Friedel (ZLC) is the Article 114 Enroute Technical Representative. Background: ERAM is the baseline software for the 20 CONUS En Route Air Traffic Control Centers. The software requires continued enhancements to meet the daily needs of […]

ENTERPRISE-INFORMATION DISPLAY SYSTEM (E-IDS)

Amanda Richardson (ZOA) is the National Enterprise-Information Display System (E-IDS) Article 114 Representative. Background:  The Enterprise Information Display System (E-IDS) project aims to replace all existing IDSs in the NAS, providing the Agency with one enterprise solution […]

En Route Information Display System Replacement (ERIDS)

Sean Kavanagh (ZDC) is the National ERIDS Article 114 Representative. Background: ERIDS (En Route Information Display System) is a real-time, interactive, electronic information display system used as a replacement for paper sources of information. ERIDS provides […]

Information Display System Replacement Program (IDS-R)

Trevor Barry (DFW) is the National IDS-R Article 114 Representative.  Background: The IDS Replacement program was initially supposed to replace all the Information Display Systems in the National Airspace System (NAS) with one product known as […]

Operational Readiness/Contingency Operations

Kevin Wright (D01) is the National Operational Readiness Group (AJR-X) Article 114 Representative. Background: AJR-X is the directorate established to develop, maintain, and exercise contingency planning and readiness. The primary aim of AJR-X is to build […]

Data Comm

Ray Berndt is the National Data Comm Article 114 Representative. The Data Comm program has continued to make progress in deploying En Route Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) by enabling the service at a fifth […]

SURVEILLANCE BROADCAST SERVICES (SBS) OFFICE  

Brent Luna (ZFW) is the Article 114 Representative to the SBS Office. Background:  The Surveillance and Broadcast Services (SBS) program was created to manage programs that will enable the air traffic control (ATC) system to migrate […]

Aeronautical Information Services (AIS)

Matt Trimble is the National AIS Article 114 Representative.   Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) Modernization: Software release 2.19 for the Federal NOTAM System (FNS) is scheduled for June 2022. This software release will deliver two milestones, implementing […]

Navigation

Jeff Plendl is the National Navigation Representative.  Background: The Navigation Representative works closely with Agency Program Managers in three key areas: Ground-Based Navigation, Satellite Navigation and Visual Guidance Lighting Systems.   Ground-Based Navigation’s primary focus is the Very […]

Procedures

John Murdock is the National Procedures Article 114 Representative Background:  The NATCA Procedures Representative works collaboratively with the Mission Support Services Policy (AJV-P), developing, implementing, amending, and interpreting air traffic policies and regulations in FAA Orders JO […]

Commercial Space

Paul Behan (ZJX) is the National Commercial Space Integration Article 114 Representative. Background: Historically, space launch and reentry operations in the National Airspace System (NAS) occurred infrequently and were segregated from other operations by containing them […]

Performance-Based Navigation (PBN)

Joey Tinsley (ZTL) is the National PBN Co-Lead for the Eastern Service Area Operations Support Group Article 114 Representative.  PBN Single-site Background: PBN Co-Leads are responsible for the oversight of designing, developing, and implementing PBN procedures and/or […]

Urban Air Mobility (UAM)

Will Hutson is the National UAM Article 114 Representative  Background:  UAM is an initiative that supports the movement of passengers and cargo within urban environments by utilizing revolutionary new aircraft. The initiative will be composed of […]

Terminal Automation Modernization and Replacement (TAMR)

Kyle Ness is the National TAMR Article 114 Representative Background:  The TAMR program deploys and sustains Terminal Automation for the Terminal Radar Approach Controls (TRACONs) and associated Air Traffic Control Towers in the National Airspace System (NAS). […]

Digital Information Platform (DIP)

Kristen Wilson is the National DIP article 114 Representative. Background: The overall goal of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) DIP as part of the Air Traffic Management (ATM-X) project is to accelerate the transformation of […]

Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) Criteria

Bennie Hutto (PCT) is the Article 114 National PBN Criteria Rep to ATO Enterprise & Strategy Planning (AJV-S) and Rules and Regulation (AJV-P2). His report is below: Background: The Advanced Required Navigation Performance (A-RNP) Action Team […]

Wake Turbulence

Gerald Quaye (JFK) is the National Wake Turbulence Article 114 Representative. Background: Consolidated Wake Turbulence (CWT) will reduce and streamline the number of wake turbulence separation standards implemented in the national airspace (NAS). There are currently […]

Traffic Flow Management System (TFMS)

Ryan Jacobs is the National TFMS Article 114 Representative. Background: TFMS is a data exchange system supporting national air traffic flow management and monitoring. TFMS processes all available data sources such as flight plan messages, flight […]

NAVAIDS Monitoring Equipment (NME)

Zac Carrigan (MIA) is the National NME Article 114 Representative. Background: Two different consolidated control and monitoring systems are currently operating in the National Airspace System (NAS) – the Integrated Control and Monitoring System (ICMS) and […]

Collaborative Decision Making (CDM)

Ron Foley (ZOB) is the National Article 114 CDM Representative. Background: Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) is a joint government/industry initiative to improve air traffic flow management through increased information exchange among aviation community stakeholders. CDM is […]

Time-Based Flow Management (TBFM)

Matt Gammon (ZID) Art. 114 Rep for Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) Time-Based Flow Management is a system of tools used to manage traffic flows based on time to maximize efficiency. There are a number of […]

Terminal Computer-Human Interaction (CHI)

Lee Moore (I90) is the National Article 114 Terminal CHI Representative. Background: The workgroup will address Terminal CHI requirements originating from Terminal Next Generation Air Transportation System (NEXTGEN) programs and improve Terminal CHI products in the […]

TERMINAL FLIGHT DATA MANAGER (TFDM)

Ross Costa is the National Article 114 Representative for TFDM.  Background: TFDM will provide improvements to flight data coordination and management for Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) users and enhanced surface traffic flow management capabilities. TFDM […]

Professional Standards

Chris Keyes, Lydia Baune, and Patrick Carter are the Professional Standards Article 52, Representatives NATCA’s Professional Standards Program (PSP) has processed over 4,155 cases since the program began. The program helps maintain, promote, and inspire professionalism […]

Runway Safety

Bridget Singratanakul is the Article 114 Representative for Runway Safety. Background: The Runway Safety group aims to embody a safe flight — both at its start and conclusion. It continues to be one of the FAA’s […]

Training Enterprise Application & Management (TEAM)

Adonna Prior (LAS) is the National Article 114 TEAM Representative. Background:  NATCA TEAM Program SMEs have been working with management TEAM program SMEs, 2400, and Volanno (TEAM’s developer) in preparation for the national rollout this year. […]

Weather

Eric Avila (ZHU) is the National Article 114 Weather Representative. Background:  The Aviation Weather Display (AWD) will consolidate the Weather and Radar Processor (WARP) and Corridor Integrated Weather System (CIWS). In addition, the AWD will also […]

Advanced Technologies and Oceanic Procedures (ATOP) 

John T. Lenhart (ZOA) is the National Article 114 Representative for Advanced Technologies & Oceanic Procedures (ATOP).   ATOP Program                 Background:  The ATOP system processes information consistent with system calculations or […]

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Committee 

Karena Marinas (ZLA) is the Chairperson of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) OSHA Committee.    Background: The NATCA OSHA Committee endeavors to assist NATCA representatives and members in identifying, understanding, preventing, and seeking remedies for […]

NextGen

Adam Rhodes (I90) is the National NextGen Representative for NATCA.   Background: Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is the modernization of America’s air transportation system to make flying safer, more efficient, and more predictable. NextGen is not […]

Safety and Technology Spotlight: UAM

Urban Air Mobility (UAM) National Article 114 Representative Will Hutson (Denver ATCT, DEN) provided an update regarding UAM, describing our Union’s high level of involvement in protecting the integrity of the National Airspace System and the […]

SURVEILLANCE-BROADCAST SERVICES (SBS) OFFICE   

Brent Luna (ZFW) is the Article 114 Representative to the SBS Office.  Background:  The Surveillance and Broadcast Services (SBS) program was created to manage programs that will enable the air traffic control (ATC) system. To migrate from […]

En Route Automation Modernization – ERAM

Rob Friedel (ZLC) is the National Article 114 Enroute Technical Representative.  Background: ERAM is the baseline software for the 20 CONUS En Route Air Traffic Control Centers. The software requires continued enhancements to meet the daily […]

Operational Readiness/Contingency Operations

Kevin Wright (D01) is the National Article 114 Operational Readiness Group (AJR-X) Representative. Background: AJR-X is the directorate established to develop, maintain, and exercise contingency planning and readiness. The primary aim of AJR-X is to build […]

Data Comm

Ray Berndt is the National Article 114 Data Comm Representative. Data Comm Functional Verification Runs (DFV) have been going very well at the Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZOA ARTCC) since their initial run-on March […]

ENTERPRISE-INFORMATION DISPLAY SYSTEM (E-IDS)

Amanda Richardson (ZOA) is the Article 114 Representative for Enterprise-Information Display System (E-IDS). Background:  The Enterprise Information Display System (E-IDS) project aims to replace all existing IDSs in the NAS, providing the Agency with one enterprise […]

Information Display System Replacement Program (IDSR)

Trevor Barry (DFW) is the National Article 114 IDSR Representative. The IDS Replacement program was initially supposed to replace all the Information Display Systems in the National Airspace System (NAS) with one product known as NAS […]

En Route Information Display System Replacement (ERIDS)

Sean Kavanagh (ZDC) is the National Article 114 ERIDS Representative. Background: ERIDS (En Route Information Display System) is a real-time, interactive, electronic information display system used as a replacement for paper sources of information. ERIDS provides […]

Commercial Space

Paul Behan (ZJX) is the National Article 114 Commercial Space Integration Representative.  Background: Historically, space launch and re-entry operations in the National Airspace System (NAS) occurred infrequently and were segregated from other operations by containing them […]

Navigation

Jeff Plendl is the National Article 114 Navigation Representative  Background: The Navigation Representative works closely with Agency Program Managers in three key areas: Ground-Based Navigation, Satellite Navigation and Visual Guidance Lighting Systems.   Ground-Based Navigation’s primary focus is […]

Performance-Based Navigation (PBN)

Joey Tinsley (ZTL) is the National Article 114 PBN Co-Lead for the Eastern Service Area Operations Support Group.  PBN Single-site Background: PBN Co-Leads are responsible for the oversight of designing, developing, and implementing PBN procedures and/or routes. […]

Florida Metroplex  

Christian Karns is the National Article 114 Florida Metroplex Representative.   Background:  The Florida Metroplex project consist of two projects. One project is tasked with designing and implementing new Q & Y routes to replace existing J-Routes. The […]

Procedures

John Murdock is the National Article 114 Procedures Representative. Background:  The NATCA Procedures Representative works collaboratively with the Mission Support Services Policy (AJV-P), developing, implementing, amending, and interpreting air traffic policies and regulations in FAA Orders JO […]

Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) Criteria

Bennie Hutto (PCT) is the National Article 114 PBN Criteria Representative to Air Traffic Organization (ATO) Enterprise & Strategy Planning (AJV-S) and Rules and Regulation (AJV-P2). Monthly Report: The Performance-based Operations Aviation Rulemaking Committee (PARC) Navigation […]

Urban Air Mobility (UAM)

Will Hutson is the National Article 114 UAM Representative. Background: UAM is an initiative that supports the movement of passengers and cargo within urban environments by utilizing revolutionary new aircraft. The initiative will be composed of […]

Aeronautical Information Services (AIS)

Matt Trimble is the National Article 114 AIS Representative. Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) Age: The Agency is developing strategies for reducing the number of NOTAMs in the system. To begin with, they want to address […]

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration

Jimmy Smith is the National Article 114 UAS Representative. Background: UAS safe integration into the National Airspace System (NAS) is an ongoing process that continually evolves with rapidly changing technological advancements. UAS integration will require new […]

Digital Information Platform (DIP)

Kristen Wilson is the National Article 114 DIP Representative. Background: The overall goal of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) DIP as part of the Air Traffic Management (ATM-X) project is to accelerate the transformation […]

Airspace Technology Demonstration – 2 (ATD-2)

Kristen Wilson is the national Article 114 ATD-2 Representative. Background: The ATD-2 effort provides solutions to several complex, multi-airport environment problems. At most airports today, departures are managed in the order they push back from the […]

Data Comm 

Ray Berndt is the National Article 114 Data Comm Representative. Background:  The Data Comm Program has just activated Controller Pilot Data Link Communication (CPDLC) services at the fourth Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC), Oakland Center (ZOA). […]

Collaborative Decision Making

Ron Foley (ZOB) is the National Article 114 CDM Representative. Background: Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) is a joint government/industry initiative to improve air traffic flow management through increased information exchange among aviation community stakeholders. CDM is […]

Time-Based Flow Management (TBFM)

Matt Gammon (ZID) is the National Article 114 TBFM Representative . The week of March 3, 2022, TBFM Ops Team members traveled to Leidos Labs in Atlantic City to conduct an Ops Eval of the future […]

Wake Turbulence

Gerald Quaye (JFK) is the National Article 114 Wake Turbulence Representative. Background: Consolidated Wake Turbulence (CWT) will reduce and streamline the number of wake turbulence separation standards implemented in the national airspace (NAS). There are currently […]

Traffic Flow Management System (TFMS)

Ryan Jacobs is the National Article 114 TFMS Representative. Background: TFMS is a data exchange system supporting national air traffic flow management and monitoring. TFMS processes all available data sources such as flight plan messages, flight […]

Terminal Automation Modernization and Replacement (TAMR)

Kyle Ness is the National Article 114 TAMR Representative. Background:  The TAMR program deploys and sustains Terminal Automation for the Terminal Radar Approach Controls (TRACONs) and associated Air Traffic Control Towers in the National Airspace System […]

Terminal Computer-Human Interaction (CHI)

Lee Moore (I90) is the National Terminal CHI Article 114 Representative. Background: The workgroup will address Terminal CHI requirements originating from Terminal Next Generation Air Transportation System (NEXTGEN) programs and improve Terminal CHI products in the […]

TERMINAL FLIGHT DATA MANAGER (TFDM)

Ross Costa is the National Article 114 TFDM Representative .   Background: TFDM will provide improvements to flight data coordination and management for Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) users and enhanced surface traffic flow management capabilities. TFDM will […]

Safety and Technology Spotlight: TBFM

During the first quarter of 2022, NATCA members were involved with several positive steps for Time-Based Flow Management (TBFM). NATCA REP Matt Gammon (Indianapolis Center, ZID) is NATCA’s Article 114 Representative for TBFM. TBFM AT A […]

En Route Information Display System Replacement (ERIDS)   

Sean Kavanagh (ZDC) Art 114 ERIDS National Representative.   Background:   ERIDS is a real-time, interactive, electronic information display system used as a replacement for paper sources of information. ERIDS provides controllers, supervisors, and traffic management personnel with […]

NextGen 

Adam Rhodes (I90) is the National NextGen Article 114 Representative for NATCA.    Background: Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is the modernization of America’s air transportation system to make flying safer, more efficient, and more predictable. […]

Weather (Wx) 

Eric Avila (ZHU) is the Article 114 Weather Representative. His report is below:  Background:  The Aviation Weather Display (AWD) will consolidate the Weather and Radar Processor (WARP) and Corridor Integrated Weather System (CIWS). In addition, the […]

Runway Safety  

Bridget Singratanakul is the Article 114 Representative for Runway Safety.  Background: The Runway Safety group aims to embody a safe flight — both at its start and conclusion. It continues to be one of the FAA’s […]

Human Performance (Article 55)

Aaron Katz (P50) is the National Human Performance Article 114 Representative.   Background:   The Human Performance Representative is the NATCA liaison to Safety and Technical Training (AJI) 155, the FAA Human Performance office. The office is comprised […]

Advanced Technologies & Oceanic Procedures (ATOP)

John T. Lenhart (ZOA) is the Article 114 Representative for Advanced Technologies & Oceanic Procedures (ATOP).             Background:  The ATOP system processes information consistent with system calculations or expectations (e.g. vertical movement) and provides alerts […]

Professional Standards (PS)

Chris Keyes, Lydia Baune, and Patrick Carter are the Professional Standards Article 52, Representatives. Below the PS April 2022 report.  Background: NATCA’s Professional Standards Program (PSP) has processed over 4,115 cases since the program began. The […]

Professional Standards (PS) 

Chris Keyes, Lydia Baune, and Patrick Carter are the Professional Standards Article 52, Representatives. Below the PS March 2022 report.   Background: NATCA’s Professional Standards Program (PSP) has processed over 4,080 cases since the program began. The […]

Training Enterprise Application & Management (TEAM)

Adonna Prior (LAS) is the current Article 114 TEAM Representative.   Background:    NATCA TEAM Program Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), have been working with management TEAM program SMEs, 2400, and Volanno (TEAM’s developer) in preparation for the national […]

SURVEILLANCE-BROADCAST SERVICES (SBS) OFFICE   

Brent Luna (ZFW) is the Article 114 Representative to the SBS Office. Background:  The Surveillance and Broadcast Services (SBS) program was created to manage programs that will enable the air traffic control (ATC) system. To migrate […]

En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM)

Rob Friedel (ZLC) is the Article 114 Enroute Technical Representative. Background: ERAM is the baseline software for the 20 CONUS En Route Air Traffic Control Centers. The software requires continued enhancements to meet the daily needs of […]

Operational Readiness/Contingency Operations

Kevin Wright (D01) is the Article 114 Representative to the Operational Readiness Group (AJR-X). Background: AJR-X is the directorate established to develop, maintain, and exercise contingency planning and readiness. The primary aim of AJR-X is to […]

Information Display System Replacement Program (IDS-R)

Trevor Barry (DFW) is the Article 114 Representative. The IDS Replacement program was initially supposed to replace all the Information Display Systems in the National Airspace System (NAS) with one product known as NAS Information Display […]

Florida Metroplex 

Christian Karns is the Article 114 Representative for Florida Metroplex.    Background: The Florida Metroplex project consist of two projects. One project is tasked with designing and implementing new Q & Y routes to replace existing J-Routes. […]

Airspace/Established on Required Navigation Performance (EoR)

Josh Haviland is the National Airspace Article 114 Representative and the National EoR Article 114 Representative.  Background: Required Navigation Performance (RNP) describes an aircraft’s capability to navigate using certain performance standards. When an aircraft is “RNP […]

Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) 

Matt Trimble is the Article 114 AIS Representative.  Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) Contingency Plan: A workgroup with members from AJT, AJM, AJV-A, AJR, AJW, and NATCA are in discussions about developing a Standard Operating Procedure […]

Navigation 

Jeff Plendl is the Article 114 Representative for Navigation Background: The Navigation Representative works closely with Agency Program Managers in three key areas: Ground-Based Navigation, Satellite Navigation and Visual Guidance Lighting Systems.   Ground-Based Navigation’s primary focus is […]

Airspace Technology Demonstration – 2 (ATD-2)

Kristen Wilson is the Article 114 Representative for ATD-2. Background: The ATD-2 effort provides solutions to several complex, multi-airport environment problems. At most airports today, departures are managed in the order they push back from the gate, […]

Surface Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) Team (SCT)

Kristen Wilson is the Article 114 Representative for the Surface CDM Team Background: The Surface CDM Team was formed to leverage the findings of the previous Surface Management Working Group and the Eurocontrol and Eurocae WG69 policies. […]

Performance-Based Navigation (PBN)

Joey Tinsley (ZTL) is an Article 114 PBN Co-Lead for the Eastern Service Area Operations Support Group. PBN Single-site Background: PBN Co-Leads are responsible for the oversight of designing, developing, and implementing PBN procedures and/or routes. Using […]

Procedures 

John Murdock is the Article 114 Procedures Representative  Background:  The NATCA Procedures Representative works collaboratively with the Mission Support Services Policy (AJV-P), developing, implementing, amending, and interpreting air traffic policies and regulations in FAA Orders JO 7110.65, […]

Urban Air Mobility (UAM)

Will Hutson is the Article 114 UAM Representative  Background:  UAM is an initiative that supports the movement of passengers and cargo within urban environments by utilizing revolutionary new aircraft. The initiative will be composed of an […]

Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) Criteria

Bennie Hutto (PCT) is the Article 114 National PBN Criteria Rep to ATO Enterprise & Strategy Planning (AJV-S) and Rules and Regulation (AJV-P2). Background: The Performance-based Operations Aviation Rulemaking Committee (PARC) Navigation (NAV) Workgroup (WG) continues […]

Terminal Automation Modernization and Replacement (TAMR)

Kyle Ness is the NATCA TAMR Article 114 Representative Background:  The TAMR program deploys and sustains Terminal Automation for the Terminal Radar Approach Controls (TRACONs) and associated Air Traffic Control Towers in the National Airspace System […]

Traffic Flow Management System (TFMS)

Ryan Jacobs is the Article 114 Representative for TFMS. Background: TFMS is a data exchange system for supporting national air traffic flow management and monitoring. TFMS processes all available data sources such as flight plan messages, […]

Wake Turbulence

Gerald Quaye (JFK) is the Article 114 representative for Wake Turbulence. Background: Consolidated Wake Turbulence (CWT) will reduce and streamline the number of wake turbulence separation standards implemented in the national airspace (NAS). There are currently three […]

TERMINAL FLIGHT DATA MANAGER (TFDM) 

Aaron Rose is the Article 114 Representative for TFDM.   Background: TFDM will improve flight data coordination and management for Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) users and enhance surface traffic flow management capabilities. TFDM will replace ATCT paper […]

Collaborative Decision Making (CDM)

Ron Foley (ZOB) is the Article 114 Representative for CDM.  Background: Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) is a joint government/industry initiative to improve air traffic flow management through increased information exchange among aviation community stakeholders. CDM is comprised […]

Time-Based Flow Management (TBFM)

Matt Gammon (ZID) is the Article 114 Representative for Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) Time-Based Flow Management is a system of tools used to manage traffic flows based on time to maximize efficiency. There are several […]

Terminal Computer-Human Interaction (CHI)

Lee Moore (I90) is the Article 114 Terminal CHI Representative. Background: The work group will address Terminal CHI requirements originating from Terminal Next Generation Air Transportation System (NEXTGEN) programs and improve Terminal CHI products in the […]

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Committee 

Karena Marinas (ZLA) is the Chairperson of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA’s) OSHA Committee.    Background: The NATCA OSHA Committee endeavors to assist NATCA representatives and members in identifying, understanding, preventing, and seeking remedies for […]

NextGen

Adam Rhodes (I90) is the National NextGen Representative for NATCA.   Background: Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is the modernization of America’s air transportation system to make flying safer, more efficient, and more predictable. NextGen is not […]

Runway Safety

Bridget Singratanakul is the Article 114 Representative for Runway Safety. Background: The Runway Safety group aims to embody a safe flight — both at its start and conclusion. It continues to be one of the FAA’s highest […]

Advanced Technologies & Oceanic Procedures (ATOP) 

John T. Lenhart (ZOA) is the Article 114 Representative for Advanced Technologies & Oceanic Procedures (ATOP).   ATOP Program                 Background:  The ATOP system processes information consistent with system calculations or expectations […]

Weather

Eric Avila (ZHU) is the Article 114 Weather Representative. His report is below: Background:  The Aviation Weather Display (AWD) will consolidate the Weather and Radar Processor (WARP) and Corridor Integrated Weather System (CIWS). In addition, the AWD […]

Human Performance

Aaron Katz (P50) is the current National Human Performance Representative.  Background The Human Performance Representative is the NATCA liaison to AJI 155, the FAA Human Performance office. The office is comprised of a group manager (currently […]

En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM)

Rob Friedel (ZLC) is the Article 114 En Route Technical Representative.   Background: ERAM is the baseline software for the 20 CONUS En Route Air Traffic Control Centers. The software requires continued enhancements to meet the daily needs […]

ENTERPRISE-INFORMATION DISPLAY SYSTEM (E-IDS)

Amanda Richardson (ZOA) is the Article 114 Representative for Enterprise-Information Display System (E-IDS). Background:  The Enterprise Information Display System (E-IDS) project aims to replace all existing IDSs in the NAS, providing the Agency with one enterprise solution […]

Operational Readiness/Contingency Operations

Kevin Wright (D01) is the Article 114 Representative to the Operational Readiness Group (AJR-X). Background: AJR-X is the directorate established to develop, maintain, and exercise contingency planning and readiness. The primary aim of AJR-X is to […]

SURVEILLANCE-BROADCAST SERVICES (SBS) OFFICE  

Brent Luna (ZFW) is the Article 114 Representative to the SBS Office.  Background:  The Surveillance and Broadcast Services (SBS) program was created to manage programs that will enable the air traffic control (ATC) system to migrate from […]

Information Display System Replacement (IDS-R)

Tiffany McBride (SCT) is the Article 114 Representative. Trevor Barry (DFW) is the incoming Article 114 Representative.  The IDS Replacement program was initially supposed to replace all the Information Display Systems in the National Airspace System […]

SURVEYS: Feb. 24 – March 4, 2022

NATCA recommends participation in the PIREP Information (PID) Assessment. Please see attached Word documents. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact Senior Labor Relations Administrator Kendal Manson at kmanson@natcadc.org.

E2 DELPHI SYSTEM

On Tuesday, January 11, 2022, the Agency notified NATCA of its intent to implement a secure interface from the payroll system to the Delphi financial system (Delphi), to obtain and use employee’s payroll bank accounts for […]

5G DEPLOYMENT/NOTAMs

On Monday, November 22, 2021, NATCA became aware of the potential adverse effects on radio altimeters due to the deployment of wireless broadband networks in 3700-3980 MHz bands. On Friday, December 10, 2021, NATCA became aware […]

SURVEYS: Jan. 19 – Feb. 18, 2022

NATCA recommends participation in the Mission Support Planning and Requirements Group (PRG) Realignment Survey. Please see attached Word document. NATCA recommends participation in the MyIT Forum Survey. Please see attached Word email document. If you have […]

BRIEFING REQUESTS: Jan. 11 – Feb. 18, 2022

On February 18, 2022, NATCA requested a briefing on Human Resource Policy Manual (HRPM) Volume 8: Leave and Work Schedules, LWS-8.12 and LWS-8.12a. We are currently waiting for a response from the Agency to our request. […]

NCR LEASE CONSOLIDATION PROJECT

On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, the Agency notified NATCA of its intent not to renew the leases at 901 D Street and 950 L’Enfant Plaza and to reassign all employees, including bargaining unit employees (BUEs), to […]

Commercial Space

Paul Behan (ZJX) is the Article 114 Representative for Commercial Space Integration. Background: Historically, space launch and reentry operations in the National Airspace System (NAS) occurred infrequently and were segregated from other operations by containing them […]

Performance-Based Navigation (PBN)

Joey Tinsley (ZTL) is the Article 114 PBN Co-Lead for the Eastern Service Area Operations Support Group. PBN Single-site Background: PBN Co-Leads are responsible for the oversight of designing, developing, and implementing PBN procedures and/or routes. Using […]

Aeronautical Information Services (AIS)

Matt Trimble is the AIS Article 114 Representative. Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) Contingency Plan Background: The NOTAM Contingency team continues to meet and develop procedures in the event of another US NOTAM System (USNS) failure. The […]

Procedures 

John Murdock is the National Procedures Representative.  Background:  The NATCA Procedures Representative works collaboratively with the Mission Support Services Policy (AJV-P), developing, implementing, amending, and interpreting air traffic policies and regulations contained in FAA Orders JO 7110.65, […]

Urban Air Mobility (UAM)

Will Hutson is the Article 114 UAM Representative  Background: UAM is an initiative that supports the movement of passengers and cargo within urban environments by utilizing revolutionary new aircraft. The initiative will be composed of an ecosystem […]

Florida Metroplex  

Christian Karns is the Article 114 Representative for Florida Metroplex.   Background:  The Florida Metroplex project consist of two projects. One project is tasked with designing and implementing new Q & Y routes to replace existing J-Routes. The […]

Navigation

Jeff Plendl is the National Navigation Representative Background: The Navigation Representative works closely with Agency Program Managers in three key areas: Ground-Based Navigation, Satellite Navigation and Visual Guidance Lighting Systems.   Ground-Based Navigation’s primary focus is the Very […]

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration

Jimmy Smith is the Article 114 UAS Representative  Background: UAS safe integration into the National Airspace System (NAS) is an ongoing process that continually evolves with rapidly changing technological advancements. UAS integration will require new laws, policies, […]

Airspace Technology Demonstration – 2 (ATD-2)

Kristen Wilson is the ATD-2 Article 114 Representative. Background: The ATD-2 effort provides solutions to several complicated, multi-airport environment problems. At most airports today, departures are managed in the order they push back from the gate, which […]

Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) Criteria

Bennie Hutto (PCT) is the Article 114 National PBN Criteria Rep to ATO Enterprise & Strategy Planning (AJV-S) and Rules and Regulation (AJV-P2). Monthly Report: The Performance-based Operations Aviation Rulemaking Committee (PARC) Navigation (NAV) Workgroup (WG) […]

Strategy

Mark Ostronic is the Strategy National Representative Background:  The Strategy National Representative works with the Mission Support Services Strategy & Planning (AJV-S) Director to provide a vision, a plan, and the requirements for airspace modernization programs. […]

Request for Volunteers: Oshkosh AirVenture 2022 

EAA’s AirVenture 2022 in Oshkosh is just around the corner! This year’s event is July 25-31, 2022. If you would like to volunteer to participate in the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration, there are multiple openings to […]

Safety and Technology Update: Runway Safety

Every day in the National Airspace System, there is approximately one wrong surface alignment or landing, according to Article 114 Representative for Runway Safety Bridget Singratanakul (Dallas-Fort Worth ATCT, DFW). Wrong surface landings will continue to […]

Request for Volunteer: TFDM Training Lead

NATCA is requesting one volunteer to serve as the full-time Terminal Flight Data Manager (TFDM) training lead. The TFDM training lead will coordinate and collaborate with FacReps, air traffic managers, and facility implementation teams. In addition, […]

Time-Based Flow Management (TBFM)

Matt Gammon (ZID) is the Article (Art) 114 Rep for Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) Background: Time-Based Flow Management is a system of tools used to manage traffic flows based on time to maximize efficiency. There […]

Traffic Flow Management System (TFMS)

Ryan Jacobs is the Article (Art) 114 Representative for TFMS. Background: TFMS is a data exchange system for supporting national air traffic flow management and monitoring. TFMS processes all available data sources such as flight plan […]

TERMINAL FLIGHT DATA MANAGER (TFDM)

Aaron Rose is the Article 114 Representative for TFDM.   Background: TFDM will improve flight data coordination and management for Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) users and enhance surface traffic flow management capabilities. TFDM will replace ATCT paper […]

Wake Turbulence

Gerald Quaye (JFK) is the Article 114 representative for Wake Turbulence. Background: Consolidated Wake Turbulence (CWT) will reduce and streamline the number of wake turbulence separation standards implemented in the national airspace (NAS). There are currently three […]

Terminal Automation Modernization and Replacement (TAMR)

Kyle Ness is the NATCA TAMR Article 114 Representative Background: The TAMR program deploys and sustains Terminal Automation for the Terminal Radar Approach Controls (TRACONs) and associated Air Traffic Control Towers in the National Airspace System (NAS). […]

Change Strategy

Jimmy Clouse is the Article 114 Representative for Change Strategy Co-lead.  Background: The Change Strategy team works with the National Trajectory Based Operations (TBO) Management/NATCA Co-leads. And will work with Operating Area Collaborative Work Group (CWG) Co-leads, […]

Terminal Computer-Human Interaction (CHI)

Lee Moore (I90) is the current Terminal CHI Representative. Background:  The workgroup will address Terminal CHI requirements originating from Terminal Next Generation Air Transportation System (NEXTGEN) programs and improve Terminal CHI products in the National Airspace […]

Collaborative Decision Making (CDM)

Ron Foley (ZOB) is the National CDM Article 114 Representative.  Background:  Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) is a joint government/industry initiative aimed at improving air traffic flow management through increased information exchange among aviation community stakeholders. CDM […]

En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM)

Rob Friedel (ZLC) is the Article 114 Enroute Technical Representative.  Background: ERAM is the baseline software for the 20 CONUS En Route Air Traffic Control Centers. The software requires continued enhancements to meet the daily needs of […]

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Committee 

Karena Marinas (ZLA) is the Chairperson of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA’s) OSHA Committee. Background: The NATCA OSHA Committee endeavors to assist NATCA representatives and members in identifying, understanding, preventing, and seeking remedies for occupational […]

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES & OCEANIC PROCEDURES (ATOP) 

John T. Lenhart (ZOA) is the Article 114 Representative for Advanced Technologies & Oceanic Procedures (ATOP).   ATOP Program                 Background:  The ATOP system processes information consistent with system calculations or expectations […]

Runway Safety

Bridget Singratanakul is the Article 114 Representative for Runway Safety. Background: The Runway Safety group aims to embody a safe flight — both at its start and conclusion. It continues to be one of the FAA’s highest […]

Weather

Eric Avila (ZHU) is the Article 114 Weather Representative. His report is below: Background:  The Aviation Weather Display (AWD) will consolidate the Weather and Radar Processor (WARP) and Corridor Integrated Weather System (CIWS). In addition, the AWD […]

NextGen

Adam Rhodes (I90) is the National NextGen Representative for NATCA.  Background: Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is the modernization of America’s air transportation system to make flying safer, more efficient, and more predictable. NextGen is […]

DFW FacRep Trevor Barry Named New IDS-R Article 114 Rep

The National Executive Board has named Dallas-Fort Worth ATCT (DFW) FacRep Trevor Barry to serve as the Union’s new Information Display Systems Replacement (IDS-R) Article 114 Representative. Information display systems provide a wide variety of information […]

Safety and Technology Spotlight: Data Comm  

January was a busy month for NATCA’s involvement in Data Comm. Article 114 Data Comm Representative Ray Berndt (Jacksonville Center, ZJX) reports Oakland Center (ZOA) began controller training. The facility is expected to begin operational test […]

Human Performance

Aaron Katz (P50) is the current National Human Performance Rep.  Background:  The Human Performance Representative is the NATCA liaison to AJI 155, the FAA Human Performance office. The office is comprised of a group manager (currently […]

Data Comm

Ray Berndt is the National Data Comm Article 114 Representative. Background: The three operational Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC), Indianapolis (ZID), Kansas City (ZKC) and Washington D.C. (ZDC), have maintained a high level of flights participating […]

SURVEILLANCE BROADCAST SERVICES (SBS) OFFICE

Brent Luna (ZFW) is the Article 114 Representative to the SBS Office. Background: The Surveillance and Broadcast Services (SBS) program was created to manage programs that will enable the air traffic control (ATC) system to migrate […]

Information Display System Replacement Program (IDS-R)

Tiffany McBride (SCT) is the current Article 114 IDS-R Representative. Trevor Barry (DFW) is the incoming Article 114 IDS-R Representative.  The IDS Replacement program was initially supposed to replace all the Information Display Systems in the […]

Operational Readiness/Contingency Operations

Kevin Wright (D01) is the Article 114 Representative to the Operational Readiness Group (AJR-X). Background: AJR-X is the directorate established to develop, maintain, and exercise contingency planning and readiness. The primary aim of AJR-X is to […]

NAVAIDS Monitoring Equipment (NME)

Corrie Conrad is the Article 114 Representative for NME Background: Two different consolidated control and monitoring systems are currently operating in the National Airspace System (NAS) – the Integrated Control and Monitoring System (ICMS) and the Universal […]

Change Strategy

Jimmy Clouse is the Article 114 Representative for Change Strategy Co-lead.  Background: The Change Strategy team works with the National Trajectory Based Operations (TBO) Management/NATCA Co-leads and will work with Operating Area Collaborative Work Group (CWG) Co-leads, […]

ENTERPRISE-INFORMATION DISPLAY SYSTEM (E-IDS)

Amanda Richardson (ZOA) is the Article 114 Representative for Enterprise-Information Display System (E-IDS). Background:  The Enterprise Information Display System (E-IDS) project aims to replace all existing IDSs in the NAS, providing the Agency with one enterprise solution […]

En Route Information Display System Replacement (ERIDS)

Sean Kavanagh (ZDC) Art 114 ERIDS National Representative. Background:  En Route Information Display System (ERIDS) is a real-time, interactive, electronic information display system used as a replacement for paper sources of information. ERIDS provides controllers, supervisors, […]

Request for Volunteer: TFDM Adaption Lead

NATCA is requesting one volunteer to serve as the full time Terminal Flight Data Manager (TFDM) Adaption Lead. The TFDM adaption lead will coordinate and collaborate with FacReps, air traffic managers, and facility implementation teams. In […]

Procedures 

John Murdock is the Article 114 Procedures Representative Background:  The NATCA Procedures Representative works collaboratively with the Mission Support Services Policy (AJV-P), developing, implementing, amending, and interpreting air traffic policies and regulations in FAA Orders JO 7110.65, […]

Commercial Space

Paul Behan (ZJX) is the Article 114 Representative for Commercial Space Integration. His report is below: Background: Historically, space launch and reentry operations in the National Airspace System (NAS) occurred infrequently and were segregated from other […]

Navigation 

Jeff Plendl is the Article 114 National Navigation Representative.  Background: The Navigation Representative works closely with Agency Program Managers in three key areas: Ground-Based Navigation, Satellite Navigation and Visual Guidance Lighting Systems.   Ground-Based Navigation’s primary focus is […]

Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) 

Matt Trimble is the AIS Article 114 Representative.  Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) Contingency Plan Background: In response to the May 2021 outage of the US NOTAM System (USNS), the NOTAM Contingency Workgroup has been working to […]

Florida Metroplex  

Christian Karns is the Article 114 Representative for Florida Metroplex.   Background:  The Florida Metroplex project consist of two projects. One project is tasked with the design and implementation of new Q & Y routes to replace existing […]

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration

Jimmy Smith is the Article 114 UAS Representative  Background: UAS safe integration into the National Airspace System (NAS) is an ongoing process that continually evolves with rapidly changing technological advancements. UAS integration will require new laws, policies, […]

Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) Criteria

Bennie Hutto (PCT) is the Article 114 National PBN Criteria Rep to ATO Enterprise & Strategy Planning (AJV-S) and Rules and Regulation (AJV-P2).  Background: The Performance-based Operations Aviation Rulemaking Committee (PARC) Navigation (NAV) Workgroup (WG) continues […]

Performance-Based Navigation (PBN)

Joey Tinsley (ZTL) is an Article 114 PBN Co-Lead for the Eastern Service Area Operations Support Group. PBN Single-site Background: PBN Co-Leads are responsible for the oversight of designing, developing, and implementing PBN procedures and/or routes. Using […]

Strategy

Mark Ostronic is the Strategy National Representative  Background:  The Strategy National Representative works with the Mission Support Services Strategy & Planning (AJV-S) Director to provide a vision, a plan, and the requirements for airspace modernization programs. The […]

Airspace Technology Demonstration – 2 (ATD-2)

Kristen Wilson is the ATD-2 Article 114 Representative.  Background: The ATD-2 effort provides solutions to several problems in the complex, multi-airport environment. At most airports today, departures are managed in the order they push back from the […]

NEB Names Reps for Key Safety and Tech Positions

The National Executive Board last month appointed these members to key safety and technology positions: Katie Peltz (Minneapolis Center, ZMP), Central Service Area En Route Event Review Committee Representative. Will Hutson (Denver ATCT, DEN), Article 114 […]

Terminal Automation Modernization and Replacement (TAMR)

Kyle Ness is the NATCA TAMR Article 114 Representative Background:  The TAMR program deploys and sustains Terminal Automation for the Terminal Radar Approach Controls (TRACONs) and associated Air Traffic Control Towers in the National Airspace System (NAS). […]

Traffic Flow Management System (TFMS)

Ryan Jacobs Art. 114 Representative for TFMS Background: TFMS is a data exchange system for supporting national air traffic flow management and monitoring. TFMS processes all available data sources such as flight plan messages, flight plan […]

Collaborative Decision Making (CDM)

Ron Foley (ZOB) is the current Article 114 Rep.  Background: Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) is a joint government/industry initiative aimed at improving air traffic flow management through increased information exchange among aviation community stakeholders. CDM is comprised […]

NAVAIDS Monitoring Equipment (NME)

Corrie Conrad is the Article 114 Representative for NME Background: Two different consolidated control and monitoring systems are currently operating in the National Airspace System (NAS) – the Integrated Control and Monitoring System (ICMS) and the Universal […]

Terminal Computer Human Interaction (CHI)

Lee Moore (I90) is the current Terminal CHI Rep. Background: The workgroup will address Terminal CHI requirements originating from Terminal Next Generation Air Transportation System (NEXTGEN) programs and improve Terminal CHI products in the National Airspace System […]

Wake Turbulence

Gerald Quaye (JFK) is the Article 114 representative for Wake Turbulence. Background: Consolidated Wake Turbulence (CWT) will reduce and streamline the number of wake turbulence separation standards implemented in the national airspace (NAS). There are currently three […]

Time-Based Flow Management (TBFM)

Matt Gammon (ZID) Art. 114 Rep for Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) Time-Based Flow Management is a system of tools used to manage flows of traffic based on time to maximize efficiency. There are several technologies […]

TERMINAL FLIGHT DATA MANAGER (TFDM)

Aaron Rose is the Article 114 Representative for TFDM.   Background: TFDM will improve flight data coordination and management for Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) users and enhance surface traffic flow management capabilities. TFDM will replace ATCT paper […]

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES and OCEANIC PROCEDURES (ATOP)

John T. Lenhart (ZOA) is the Article 114 Representative for Advanced Technologies & Oceanic Procedures (ATOP).   ATOP Program                 Background:  The ATOP system processes information consistent with system calculations or expectations […]

Weather

Eric Avila (ZHU) is the Article 114 Weather Representative. His report is below: Background:  The Aviation Weather Display (AWD) will consolidate the Weather and Radar Processor (WARP) and Corridor Integrated Weather System (CIWS). In addition, the AWD […]

Runway Safety

Bridget Singratanakul is the Article 114 Representative for Runway Safety. Background: The Runway Safety group aims to embody a safe flight — both at its start and conclusion. It continues to be one of the FAA’s highest […]

NextGen

Adam Rhodes (I90) is the National NextGen Representative for NATCA.   Background: Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is the modernization of America’s air transportation system to make flying safer, more efficient, and more predictable. NextGen is not […]

SURVEYS: Nov. 29 – Dec. 2, 2021

NATCA recommends participation in the Higher Airspace Operations Questionnaire. Please see attached Word document. NATCA recommends participation in the Special Use Airspace – NDAA 2021 Assessment. Please see attached PDF and Word Document. If there are […]

BRIEFING REQUESTS: Nov. 2 – Dec. 21, 2021

On December 21, 2021, NATCA requested a briefing on the AIR-700 Technical Advisory Board (TAB) Work Instruction (WI). We are currently waiting for a response from the Agency to our request. POCs: Labor Relations Attorney Jon […]

NAS VOICE RECORDER (NVR) IN-SERVICE DECISION

On Monday, November 1, 2021, the Agency notified NATCA of its intent to implement the NAS Voice Recorder system (NVR). NATCA responded to the Agency’s notification by requesting a full briefing, which was held on Monday, […]

Safety and Technology Program Spotlight: Navigation

Jeff Plendl (Los Angeles Center, ZLA) is NATCA’s National Navigation Representative and works closely with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) program managers in three key areas: Ground-based navigation, satellite navigation and visual guidance lighting systems. BACKGROUND Ground-Based […]

GSA Pulse Pilot Survey UPDATE – Jan. 7, 2022

As a reminder, NATCA does not recommend participation in the GSA Pulse Pilot Survey. The Agency is disseminating round 2 of the survey, which we do not recommend taking part in. If you have any questions, […]

Data Comm

Ray Berndt is the Article 114 Data Comm Representative Background: Daily Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) operations at the three operational Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC), Indianapolis (ZID), Kansas City (ZKC) and Washington D.C. (ZDC), has […]

Aeronautical Information Services (AIS)

Matt Trimble is the Article 114 Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) Representative.   FNS Sustainment Background: The Federal NOTAM System (FNS) Sustainment investment program is intended to result in a more robust architecture for the Notice to Airmen […]

Commercial Space

Paul Behan (ZJX) is the Article 114 Representative for Commercial Space Integration.  Background: Historically, space launch and reentry operations in the National Airspace System (NAS) occurred infrequently and were segregated from other operations by containing them […]

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration

Jimmy Smith is the Article 114 UAS Representative Background: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) safe integration into the National Airspace System (NAS) is an ongoing process that continually evolves with rapidly changing technological advancements. UAS integration will require […]

Airspace Technology Demonstration – 2 (ATD-2)

Kristen Wilson is the ATD-2 Article 114 Representative.  Background: The ATD-2 effort provides solutions to several complicated, multi-airport environment problems. At most airports today, departures are managed in the order they push back from the gate, which […]

Surface Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) Team (SCT)

Kristen Wilson is the ATD-2 Article 114 Representative. Background: The Surface CDM Team was formed to leverage the findings of the previous Surface Management Working Group and the Eurocontrol and Eurocae WG69 policies. The original objective of […]

Safety & Technology Spotlight: Strategy

Mark Ostronic is NATCA’s Article 114 Strategy National Representative. He works with the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Mission Support Services Strategy & Planning (AJV-S) Director to provide a vision, a plan, and the requirements for airspace […]

Navigation

Jeff Plendl is the National Navigation Representative Background: The Navigation Representative works closely with Agency Program Managers in three key areas: Ground-Based Navigation, Satellite Navigation and Visual Guidance Lighting Systems.   Ground-Based Navigation’s primary focus is the Very […]

NAVAIDS Monitoring Equipment (NME)

Corrie Conrad is the Article 114 Representative for NME Background: Two different consolidated control and monitoring systems are currently operating in the National Airspace System (NAS) – the Integrated Control and Monitoring System (ICMS) and the Universal […]

Time-Based Flow Management (TBFM)

Matt Gammon (ZID) Art. 114 Rep for Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) Time-Based Flow Management is a system of tools used to manage traffic flows based on time to maximize efficiency. There are several technologies within […]

Traffic Flow Management System (TFMS)

Ryan Jacobs Art. 114 Representative for TFMS Background: TFMS is a data exchange system for supporting national air traffic flow management and monitoring. TFMS processes all available data sources such as flight plan messages, flight plan […]

Wake Turbulence

Gerald Quaye (JFK) is the Article 114 representative for Wake Turbulence. Background: Consolidated Wake Turbulence (CWT) will reduce and streamline the number of wake turbulence separation standards implemented in the national airspace (NAS). There are currently three […]

Terminal Automation Modernization and Replacement (TAMR)

Kyle Ness is the NATCA TAMR Article 114 Representative Background:  The TAMR program deploys and sustains Terminal Automation for the Terminal Radar Approach Controls (TRACONs) and associated Air Traffic Control Towers in the National Airspace System (NAS). […]

TERMINAL FLIGHT DATA MANAGER (TFDM)

Aaron Rose is the Article 114 Representative for TFDM.   Background: TFDM will improve flight data coordination and management for ATCT users and enhance surface traffic flow management capabilities. TFDM will replace ATCT paper flight strips with electronic […]

Change Strategy

Jimmy Clouse is the Article 114 Representative for Change Strategy Co-lead.  Background: The Change Strategy team works with the National Trajectory Based Operations (TBO) Management/NATCA Co-leads and will work with Operating Area Collaborative Work Group (CWG) Co-leads, […]

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES & OCEANIC PROCEDURES (ATOP)

John T. Lenhart (ZOA) is the Article 114 Representative for Advanced Technologies & Oceanic Procedures (ATOP).   ATOP Program                 Background:  The ATOP system processes information consistent with system calculations or expectations […]

Collaborative Decision Making

Ron Foley (ZOB) is the current Article 114 Rep.  Background:  Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) is a joint government/industry initiative to improve air traffic flow management through increased information exchange among aviation community stakeholders. CDM is comprised […]

Weather

Eric Avila (ZHU) is the Article 114 Weather Representative. His report is below: Background:  The Aviation Weather Display (AWD) will consolidate the Weather and Radar Processor (WARP) and Corridor Integrated Weather System (CIWS). In addition, the AWD […]

Professional Standards

Chris Keyes (ZDC) is the Professional Standards Article 114 Representative. Background: NATCA’s Professional Standards Program (PSP) has processed over 4,000 cases since the program began. The program helps maintain, promote, and inspire professionalism throughout the NAS. […]

Human Performance (HP)

Aaron Katz (P50) is the National Human Performance Representative.  Background:  The Human Performance Representative is the NATCA liaison to AJI 155, the FAA Human Performance office. The office is comprised of a group manager (currently Jason […]

Congress Raises Debt Limit, Avoids Default

Last week, Congress voted to approve an increase in the federal debt borrowing limit by $2.5 trillion, an amount that Democratic leadership says will allow the government to pay its bills until early 2023. The votes in […]

En Route Information Display System Replacement (ERIDS)

Sean Kavanagh (ZDC) is the Art 114 ERIDS National Representative. Background: En Route Information Display System (ERIDS) provides controllers, supervisors, and traffic management personnel with access to aeronautical data, weather data, airspace charts, Air Traffic Contorl […]

SURVEILLANCE BROADCAST SERVICES (SBS) OFFICE

Brent Luna (ZFW) is the Article 114 Representative to the SBS Office.  Background:  The Surveillance and Broadcast Services (SBS) program was created to manage programs that will enable the air traffic control (ATC) system. To migrate from […]

En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM)

Rob Friedel (ZLC) is the Article 114 Enroute Technical Representative. Background: ERAM is the baseline software for the 20 CONUS En Route Air Traffic Control Centers. The software requires continued enhancements to meet the daily needs of […]

Operational Readiness/Contingency Operations

Kevin Wright (D01) is the Article 114 Operational Readiness Group (AJR-X) Representative. Background: AJR-X is the directorate established to develop, maintain, and exercise contingency planning and readiness. The primary aim of AJR-X is to build contingency […]

Information Display System Replacement Program (IDSR)

Tiffany McBride (SCT) is the Article 114 IDSR Representative  Background: The IDS Replacement program was initially supposed to replace all the Information Display Systems in the National Airspace System (NAS) with one product known as NAS […]

Data Comm

Ray Berndt is the Article 114 Data Comm Representative  Background: Traffic volume and Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) operations at the three operational Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC), Indianapolis (ZID), Kansas City (ZKC) and Washington D.C. […]

ENTERPRISE-INFORMATION DISPLAY SYSTEM (E-IDS)

Amanda Richardson (ZOA) is the Article 114 Enterprise-Information Display System (E-IDS) Representative Background:  The Enterprise Information Display System (E-IDS) project aims to replace all existing Information Display System (IDSs) in the NAS, providing the Agency with one […]

National Procedures

John Murdock is the Article 114 National Procedures Representative  Background:  The NATCA Procedures Representative works collaboratively with the Mission Support Services Policy (AJV-P), developing, implementing, amending, and interpreting air traffic policies and regulations in FAA Orders JO […]

Strategy

Mark Ostronic is the Article 114 Strategy National Representative  Background:  The Strategy National Representative works with the Mission Support Services Strategy & Planning (AJV-S) Director to provide a vision, a plan, and the requirements for airspace modernization […]

Performance Based Navigation (PBN)

Joey Tinsley (ZTL) is the Article 114 PBN Co-Lead for the Eastern Service Area Operations Support Group. His report is below: PBN Single-site Background: PBN Co-Leads are responsible for the oversight of designing, developing, and implementing PBN […]

Florida Metroplex

Christian Karns is the Article 114 Florida Metroplex Representative.   Background:  The Florida Metroplex project consist of two projects. One project is tasked with designing and implementing new Q & Y routes to replace existing J-Routes. The second […]

Commercial Space

Paul Behan (ZJX) is the Article 114 Rep for Space Integration. His report is below: Background: Historically, space launch and reentry operations in the NAS occurred infrequently and were segregated from other operations by containing them […]

Airspace Technology Demonstration – 2 (ATD-2)

Kristen Wilson is the Article 114 ATD-2 Representative Background: The ATD-2 effort provides solutions to several problems in the complex, multi-airport environment. At most airports today, departures are managed in the order they push back from the […]

Aeronautical Information Services (AIS)

Matt Trimble is the Article 114 AIS Representative Federal NOTAM System (FNS) Ops Release Background: FNS Ops Release 2.18, initially scheduled for August 2021 deployment, has been delayed until December 2021 due to funding and the Thanksgiving moratorium. […]

National Navigation

Jeff Plendl is the Article 114 Navigation Representative Background: The Navigation Representative works closely with Agency Program Managers in three key areas: Ground-Based Navigation, Satellite Navigation and Visual Guidance Lighting Systems.   Ground-Based Navigation’s primary focus is the […]

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

Jimmy Smith the Article 114 UAS Representative Background: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) safe integration into the National Airspace System (NAS) is an ongoing process that continually evolves with rapidly changing technological advancements. UAS integration will require new […]

Wake Turbulence

Gerald Quaye (JFK) is the Article 114 Wake Turbulence representative. Background: Consolidated Wake Turbulence (CWT) will reduce and streamline the number of wake turbulence separation standards implemented in the national airspace (NAS). There are currently three (3) […]

NAVAIDS Monitoring Equipment (NME)

Corrie Conrad is the Article 114 NME Representative Background: Two different consolidated control and monitoring systems are currently operating in the National Airspace System (NAS) – the Integrated Control and Monitoring System (ICMS) and the Universal Interlock […]

Traffic Flow Management System (TFMS)

Ryan Jacobs is the Article 114 TFMS Representative Background: TFMS is a data exchange system for supporting the management and monitoring of national air traffic flow. TFMS processes all available data sources such as flight plan […]

Time Based Flow Management (TBFM)

Matt Gammon (ZID) is the Article 114 TBFM Representative Background: Time Based Flow Management is a system of tools used to manage traffic flows based on time to maximize efficiency. There are several technologies within TBFM to […]

Collaborative Decision Making (CDM)

Ron Foley (ZOB) is the current Article 114 CDM Representative  Background:  Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) is a joint government/industry initiative to improve air traffic flow management through increased information exchange among aviation community stakeholders. CDM is […]

Terminal Automation Modernization and Replacement (TAMR)

Kyle Ness is the Article 114 TAMR Representative Background:  The TAMR program deploys and sustains Terminal Automation for the Terminal Radar Approach Controls (TRACONs) and associated Air Traffic Control Towers in the National Airspace System (NAS). The […]

Change Strategy

Jimmy Clouse is the Article 114 Representative for Change Strategy Co-lead.  Background: The Change Strategy team works with the National Trajectory Based Operations (TBO) Management/NATCA Co-leads and will work with Operating Area Collaborative Work Group (CWG) Co-leads, […]

Weather

Eric Avila (ZHU) is the Article 114 Weather Representative. His report is below: Background:  The Aviation Weather Display (AWD) will consolidate the Weather and Radar Processor (WARP) and Corridor Integrated Weather System (CIWS). In addition, the AWD […]

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Committee

Karena Marinas (ZLA) is the Chairperson of the National Air Traffic Controller’s Association (NATCA’s) OSHA Committee. Background: The NATCA OSHA Committee endeavors to assist NATCA representatives and members in identifying, understanding, preventing, and seeking remedies for […]

TERMINAL FLIGHT DATA MANAGER (TFDM)

Aaron Rose is the Article 114 Representative for TFDM.   Background: TFDM will improve flight data coordination and management for ATCT users and enhance surface traffic flow management capabilities. TFDM will replace ATCT paper flight strips with electronic […]

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES & OCEANIC PROCEDURES (ATOP)

Background:  The ATOP system processes information consistent with system calculations or expectations (e.g. vertical movement) and provides alerts to controllers when a situation arises or received information that is out of conformance and/or requires attention or action. […]

Runway Safety

Bridget Singratanakul is the Article 114 Representative for Runway Safety. Background: The Runway Safety group aims to embody a safe flight — both at its start and conclusion. It continues to be one of the FAA’s highest […]

NextGen

Adam Rhodes (I90) National NextGen Representative for NATCA.   Background: Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is the modernization of America’s air transportation system to make flying safer, more efficient, and more predictable. NextGen is not one technology […]

Professional Standards

Christopher Keyes Article 114 Representative.  Background: NATCA’s Professional Standards Program (PSP) has processed over 3,990 cases since the program began. The program helps to maintain, promote, and inspire professionalism throughout the NAS. The purpose of the PSP […]

Human Performance

Aaron Katz (P50) National Human Performance Rep.  Background:  The Human Performance Representative is the NATCA liaison to AJI 155, the FAA Human Performance office. The office is comprised of a group manager (currently Jason Demagalski) and […]

Safety and Technology Update: Strategy

NATCA’s Article 114 Strategy National Representative Mark Ostronic (Seattle TRACON, S46) works with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Director of Mission Support Services Strategy & Planning (AJV-S) to provide a vision, a plan, and the requirements […]

SURVEYS: – Oct. 27 – Nov. 10, 2021

NATCA recommends participation in the 2021 OPM Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS). Please see attached PDFs. NATCA recommends participation in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Facility Map (UASFM) Analytics Model Feedback Survey. Please see attached PDF. If […]

En Route Automation Modernization – ERAM

Rob Friedel (ZLC) Article 114 Enroute Technical Representative.   Background: ERAM is the baseline software for the 20 CONUS En Route Air Traffic Control Centers. The software requires continued enhancements to meet the daily needs of the Air […]

Operational Readiness/Contingency Operations

Kevin Wright (D01) Article 114 Representative to the Operational Readiness Group (AJR-X). Background: AJR-X is the directorate established to develop, maintain, and exercise contingency planning and readiness. The primary aim of AJR-X is to build contingency […]

ENTERPRISE-INFORMATION DISPLAY SYSTEM (E-IDS)

Amanda Richardson (ZOA) is the Article 114 Representative for Enterprise-Information Display System (E-IDS). Background:  The Enterprise Information Display System (E-IDS) project aims to replace all existing Information Display System (IDSs) in the NAS, providing the Agency with […]

SURVEILLANCE BROADCAST SERVICES (SBS)

Brent Luna (ZFW) is the Article 114 Representative to the SBS Office.  Background:  The Surveillance and Broadcast Services (SBS) program was created to manage programs that will enable the Air Traffic Control (ATC) system to migrate from […]

Data Comm

Ray Berndt Article 114 Data Comm Representative Background: Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) operations at the three operational Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC), Indianapolis (ZID), Kansas City (ZKC) and Washington D.C. (ZDC), have started increasing […]

En Route Information Display System Replacement (ERIDS)

Sean Kavanagh (ZDC) Article 114 ERIDS National Representative. Background: En Route Information Display System (ERIDS) is a real-time, interactive, electronic information display system used to replace paper sources of information. ERIDS provides controllers, supervisors, and traffic […]

Information Display System Replacement Program (IDSR)

Tiffany McBride (SCT) is the IDSR Article 114 Representative  The IDS Replacement program was initially supposed to replace all the Information Display Systems in the National Airspace System (NAS) with one product known as NAS Information […]

Strategy

Mark Ostronic is the Article 114 Strategy National Representative  Background:  The Strategy National Representative works with the Mission Support Services Strategy & Planning (AJV-S) Director to provide a vision, a plan, and the requirements for airspace modernization […]

Navigation

Jeff Plendl Article 114 National Navigation Representative Background: The Navigation Representative works closely with Agency Program Managers in three key areas: Ground-Based Navigation, Satellite Navigation and Visual Guidance Lighting Systems.   Ground-Based Navigation’s primary focus is the Very […]

Performance Based Navigation (PBN) Criteria

Bennie Hutto (PCT) Article 114 National PBN Criteria Rep to ATO Enterprise & Strategy Planning (AJV-S) and Rules and Regulation (AJV-P2). Background: The Performance-based Operations Aviation Rulemaking Committee (PARC) Navigation (NAV) Workgroup (WG) met and discussed […]

Commercial Space

Paul Behan (ZJX) Article 114 Representative for Space Integration Background: Historically, space launch and reentry operations in the NAS occurred infrequently and were segregated from other operations by containing them within special activity airspace. These launch […]

Performance Based Navigation (PBN)

Joey Tinsley (ZTL) Article 114 PBN Co-Lead for the Eastern Service Area Operations Support Group. PBN Single-site Background:  PBN Co-Leads are responsible for the oversight of designing, developing, and implementing PBN procedures and/or routes. Using a […]

UAS Integration

Jimmy Smith Article 114 UAS Representative Background: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) safe integration into the National Airspace System (NAS) is an ongoing process that continually evolves with rapidly changing technological advancements. UAS integration will require new laws, […]

Collaborative Decision Making (CDM)

Ron Foley (ZOB) is the current Article 114 Representative   Background:  Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) is a joint government/industry initiative aimed at improving air traffic flow management through increased information exchange among aviation community stakeholders. CDM […]

Procedures

John Murdock Article 114 Representative Background:  The NATCA Procedures Representative works collaboratively with the Mission Support Services Policy (AJV-P), developing, implementing, amending, and interpreting air traffic policies and regulations in FAA Orders JO 7110.65, 7210.3, Aeronautical Information […]

Airspace Technology Demonstration – 2 (ATD-2)

Kristen Wilson Article 114 Representative Background: The ATD-2 effort provides solutions to several problems in the complex, multi-airport environment. At most airports today, departures are managed in the order they push back from the gate, which can […]

Florida Metroplex

Christian Karns is the Article 114 Representative for Florida Metroplex.   Background:  The Florida Metroplex project consist of two projects. The first project is tasked with designing and implementing new Q & Y routes to replace existing J-Routes. […]

Senate Appropriations Committee Unveils Draft Funding Bills

On Oct. 18, the Senate Appropriations Committee unveiled several draft appropriations bills for the 2022 fiscal year, including the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) bill that allocates funding for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The […]

Traffic Flow Management System (TFMS)

Ryan Jacobs Article 114 Representative  Background: TFMS is a data exchange system for supporting the management and monitoring of national air traffic flow. TFMS processes all available data sources such as flight plan messages, flight plan amendment […]

NAVAIDS Monitoring Equipment (NME)

Corrie Conrad is the Article 114 Representative for NME Background: Two different consolidated control and monitoring systems are currently operating in the National Airspace System (NAS) – the Integrated Control and Monitoring System (ICMS) and the Universal […]

Wake Turbulence

Gerald Quaye (JFK) is the Article 114 representative for Wake Turbulence. Background: Consolidated Wake Turbulence (CWT) will reduce and streamline the number of wake turbulence separation standards implemented in the national airspace (NAS). There are currently three […]

Terminal Computer Human Interaction (CHI)

Lee Moore (I90) is the current National Terminal CHI Rep. Background: The workgroup is responsible for: Address Terminal CHI requirements originating from Terminal Next Generation Air Transportation System (NEXTGEN) programs. Improve Terminal CHI products in the National […]

Terminal Automation Modernization and Replacement (TAMR)

Kyle Ness is the NATCA TAMR Article 114 Representative Background:  The TAMR program deploys and sustains Terminal Automation for the Terminal Radar Approach Controls (TRACONs) and associated Air Traffic Control Towers in the National Airspace System (NAS). […]

Time Based Flow Management (TBFM)

Matt Gammon (ZID) Art. 114 Rep for Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) Time Based Flow Management is a system of tools used to manage flows of traffic based on time to maximize efficiency. There are several […]

Change Strategy

Jimmy Clouse is the Article 114 Representative for Change Strategy Co-lead.  Background: The Change Strategy team works with the National Trajectory Based Operations (TBO) Management/NATCA Co-leads and will work with Operating Area Collaborative Work Group (CWG) Co-leads, […]

Terminal Flight Data Manager (TFDM)

Aaron Rose is the Article 114 Representative for TFDM.   Background: TFDM will improve flight data coordination and management for Air Traffic Control Towers (ATCT) users and enhance surface traffic flow management capabilities. TFDM will replace ATCT paper […]

NextGen

Adam Rhodes (I90) is the National NextGen Representative for NATCA.   Background: Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is the modernization of America’s air transportation system to make flying safer, more efficient, and more predictable. NextGen is not […]

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES & OCEANIC PROCEDURES (ATOP)

John T. Lenhart (ZOA) is the Article 114 Representative for Advanced Technologies & Oceanic Procedures (ATOP).   ATOP Program                 Background:  The ATOP system processes information consistent with system calculations or expectations (e.g., vertical movement) and provides alerts to […]

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Committee

Karena Marinas (ZLA) is the Chairperson of NATCA’s OSHA Committee.    Background: The NATCA OSHA Committee endeavors to assist NATCA representatives and members to identify, understand, prevent, and seek remedy for occupational safety and health (OSH) issues. […]

Professional Standards

Chris Keyes (ZDC) Article 114 National Rep for Professional Standards NATCA’s Professional Standards Program (PSP) has now processed over 3,950 cases since the program began. The program helps to maintain, promote, and inspire professionalism throughout the […]

Human Performance

Aaron Katz (P50) is the current National Human Performance Rep. Background: The Human Performance Representative is the NATCA liaison to AJI 155, the FAA Human Performance office. The office is comprised of a group manager (currently […]

SURVEYS: Aug. 2 – Oct. 18, 2021

NATCA recommends participation in the Data Administrator (DA)/Air Traffic (AT) EUIE Survey and Focus Group Questions. Please see attached Word documents.  NATCA recommends participation in the AJT-3120 Survey. Please see attached Word and Excel doc. NATCA […]

BRIEFING REQUESTS: Sept. 10 – Oct. 8, 2021

On October 8, 2021, NATCA requested a briefing on the AIR-700 Reassignments. We are currently waiting for a response from the Agency to our request. POCs: Labor Relations Attorney Suzanne DeFelice, Senior Labor Relations Administrator Kendal […]

AIR-300 REFINEMENT BRIEFING

On Thursday, June 10, 2021, the Agency informed NATCA of its plans to realign four NATCA bargaining unit employees (BUEs) to different areas within AIR-300. Two BUEs will be moved in the short-term, and two more […]

AIR-600 SMARTSHEET TOOL BRIEFING

On Tuesday, June 15, 2021, the Agency informed NATCA of its intent to rollout the Smartsheet platform to all bargaining unit employees (BUEs) in the Policy and Innovation Division, AIR-600. Smartsheet will be used by all […]

FLIGHT TEST OPERATIONS MANUAL (FTOM )

On Wednesday, September 1, 2021, the Agency notified NATCA of its intent to revise the Flight Test Operations Manual (FTOM). FTOM applies to all flight operations within the Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) and the changes apply […]

SFO ADO RELOCATION

On Friday, August 20, 2021, the Agency notified NATCA of its intent to relocate the San Francisco Airports District Office (ADO). The current office is located at 1000 Marina Boulevard, 2nd floor, Suite 210, Brisbane, CA […]

Update from NATCA Procedures Article 114 National Representative

NATCA Procedures Representative John Murdock (Philadelphia ATCT, PHL) works collaboratively with the Mission Support Services Policy (AJV-P), developing, implementing, amending, and interpreting air traffic policies and regulations in FAA Orders JO 7110.65, 7210.3, Aeronautical Information Manual […]

Collaborative Decision Making

Ron Foley (ZOB) is the current Collaborative Decision Making Article 114 Representative. Background:  Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) is a joint government/industry initiative to improve air traffic flow management through increased information exchange among aviation community stakeholders. […]

Weather

Eric Avila (ZHU) is the Article 114 Weather Representative. His report is below: Background:  The Aviation Weather Display (AWD) will consolidate the Weather and Radar Processor (WARP) and Corridor Integrated Weather System (CIWS). In addition, the AWD […]

SURVEILLANCE BROADCAST SERVICES (SBS) OFFICE

Brent Luna (ZFW) is the Article 114 Representative to the SBS Office.  Background:  The Surveillance and Broadcast Services (SBS) program was created to manage programs that will enable the air traffic control (ATC) system to migrate […]

EnRoute Automation Modernization (ERAM)

Rob Friedel (ZLC) is the Article 114 Enroute Technical Representative. Here is his Report: Background: ERAM is the baseline software for the 20 CONUS EnRoute Air Traffic Control Centers. The software requires continued enhancements to meet the […]

Operational Readiness/Contingency Operations

Kevin Wright (D01) is the Article 114 Representative to the Operational Readiness Group (AJR-X). Background: AJR-X is the directorate established to develop, maintain, and exercise contingency planning and readiness. The primary aim of AJR-X is to […]

ENTERPRISE-INFORMATION DISPLAY SYSTEM (E-IDS)

Amanda Richardson (ZOA) is the Article 114 Representative for Enterprise-Information Display System (E-IDS). Background:  The Enterprise Information Display System (E-IDS) project aims to replace all existing Information Display Systems (IDSs) in the NAS, providing the Agency with […]

En Route Information Display System Replacement (ERIDS)

Sean Kavanagh (ZDC) Art 114 ERIDS National Representative. Background: ERIDS (En Route Information Display System) is a real-time, interactive, electronic information display system used as a replacement for paper sources of information. ERIDS provides controllers, supervisors, […]

Information Display System Replacement Program (IDSR)

Tiffany McBride (SCT) is the Article 114 Representative  The IDS Replacement program was initially supposed to replace all the Information Display Systems in the National Airspace System (NAS) with one product known as NAS Information Display […]

Data Comm

Ray Berndt Article 114 National Representative.  Background: While the deployment of EnRoute Data Comm remains paused due to COVID, the three operational Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCCs), Indianapolis (ZID), Kansas City (ZKC) and Washington D.C. (ZDC), […]

Request for Volunteers: TAMR and STARS SMEs

NATCA is requesting seven volunteers to act as subject matter experts (SME) in support of Terminal Automation Modernization and Replacement (TAMR) and Standard Terminal Automation Replacement Systems (STARS). The TAMR/STARS SMEs will be responsible for the […]

Request for Volunteer: (TBFM) Ops Team Terminal SME

Request for Volunteer: (TBFM) Ops Team Terminal SME NATCA is requesting one volunteer to serve as a full-time Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) Ops Team Terminal subject matter expert. RESPONSIBILITIES: •TBFM site post-implementation reviews; •Participate on […]

Navigation

Jeff Plendl Article 114 National Representative Background:  The Navigation Representative works closely with Agency Program Managers for the Very High-Frequency Omni-directional Range (VOR) Minimum Operational Network (MON) Implementation Program, Distance Measuring Equipment (DME)/Very High-Frequency Omni-directional Range (VOR)/Tactical […]

Commercial Space

Paul Behan (ZJX) is the Article 114 Rep for Space Integration. His report is below: Background: Historically, space launch and re-entry operations in the NAS occurred infrequently and were segregated from other operations by containing them […]

Florida Metroplex

Christian Karns is the Article 114 Representative for Florida Metroplex.   Background:  The Florida Metroplex project consist of two projects. One project is tasked with designing and implementing new Q & Y routes to replace existing J-Routes. The […]

Procedures

John Murdock Article 114 National Representative. Background:  The NATCA Procedures Representative works collaboratively with the Mission Support Services Policy (AJV-P), developing, implementing, amending, and interpreting air traffic policies and regulations in FAA Orders JO 7110.65, 7210.3, Aeronautical […]

Performance Based Navigation (PBN)

Joey Tinsley (ZTL) is an Article 114 PBN Co-Lead for the Eastern Service Area Operations Support Group. His report is below: PBN Single-site Background: PBN Co-Leads are responsible for the oversight of designing, developing, and implementing PBN […]

Aeronautical Information Services (AIS)

Matt Trimble Article 114 AIS Representative Single Machine Interface for NOTAM Data Background: In the effort to remove public access to Aeronautical Integrated Data Access Portal (AIDAP), 87% of current AIDAP users have been transitioned off AIDAP. […]

Strategy

Mark Ostronic is the Strategy National Representative  Background:  The Strategy National Representative works with the Mission Support Services Strategy & Planning (AJV-S) Director to provide a vision, a plan, and the requirements for airspace modernization programs. The […]

Performance Based Navigation (PBN) Criteria

Bennie Hutto (PCT) is the Article 114 National PBN Criteria Rep to ATO Enterprise & Strategy Planning (AJV-S) and Rules and Regulation (AJV-P2). His report is below: Background: Participated in the Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes Workgroup, […]

Airspace Technology Demonstration – 2 (ATD-2)

Kristen Wilson Article 114 National Representative Background: The ATD-2 effort provides solutions to several problems in the complex, multi-airport environment. At most airports today, departures are managed in the order they push back from the gate, which […]

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Update

Jimmy Smith Article 114 UAS Representative Background (provided for insight). Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) safe integration into the NAS is an ongoing process that continually evolves with rapidly changing technological advancements. As a result, UAS integration […]

NAVAIDS Monitoring Equipment (NME)

Corrie Conrad is the Article 114 Representative for NME Background: Two different consolidated control and monitoring systems are currently operating in the National Airspace System (NAS) – the Integrated Control and Monitoring System (ICMS) and the Universal […]

Traffic Flow Management System (TFMS)

Ryan Jacobs Article 114 Representative. Background: TFMS is a data exchange system for supporting the management and monitoring of national air traffic flow. TFMS processes all available data sources such as flight plan messages, flight plan […]

Terminal Automation Modernization and Replacement (TAMR)

Kyle Ness is the NATCA TAMR Article 114 Representative Background:  The TAMR program deploys and sustains Terminal Automation for the Terminal Radar Approach Controls (TRACONs) and associated Air Traffic Control Towers in the National Airspace System (NAS). […]

Wake Turbulence

Gerald Quaye (JFK) is the Article 114 representative for Wake Turbulence. Background: Consolidated Wake Turbulence (CWT) will reduce and streamline the number of wake turbulence separation standards implemented in the national airspace (NAS). There are currently three […]

Time Based Flow Management (TBFM)

Matt Gammon (ZID) Art. 114 Rep for Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) Background: Time Based Flow Management is a system of tools used to manage flows of traffic based on time to maximize efficiency. There are […]

Change Strategy

Jimmy Clouse is the Article 114 Representative for Change Strategy Co-lead.  Background: The Change Strategy team works with the National Trajectory Based Operations (TBO) Management/NATCA Co-leads and will work with Operating Area Collaborative Work Group (CWG) Co-leads, […]

TERMINAL FLIGHT DATA MANAGER (TFDM):

Aaron Rose is the Article 114 Representative for TFDM.   Background: TFDM will provide improvements to flight data coordination and management for ATCT users and enhanced surface traffic flow management capabilities. TFDM will replace ATCT paper flight strips […]

SURVEYS: Sept. 24, 2021

NATCA recommends participation in the FAA AJW Virtual First Strategies Team – Employee Survey. Please see attached Word document and PDF. NATCA recommends participation in the Position Display Monitors (PDM) Survey. Please see attached PDFs and […]

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Committee

Karena Marinas (ZLA) is the Chairperson of NATCA’s OSHA Committee.    Background: The NATCA OSHA Committee endeavors to assist NATCA representatives and members to identify, understand, prevent, and seek remedy for occupational safety and health (OSH) issues. […]

Professional Standards

Chris Keyes Article 114 Representative.  Background: NATCA’s Professional Standards Program (PSP) has now processed over 3,930 cases since the program began. The program helps to maintain, promote, and inspire professionalism throughout the NAS. The purpose of […]

NextGen

Adam Rhodes (I90) is the National NextGen Representative for NATCA.   Background: Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is the modernization of America’s air transportation system to make flying safer, more efficient, and more predictable. NextGen is not […]

Runway Safety

Bridget Singratanakul is the Article 114 Representative for Runway Safety/Runway Status Lights. Background: The Runway Safety group aims to embody a safe flight — both at its start and conclusion. It continues to be one of the […]

Weather

Eric Avila (ZHU) is the Article 114 Weather Representative. His report is below: Background:  The Aviation Weather Display (AWD) will consolidate the Weather and Radar Processor (WARP) and Corridor Integrated Weather System (CIWS). In addition, the AWD […]

National Procedures

John Murdock National Procedures Article 114 Representative  Background:  The NATCA Procedures Representative works collaboratively with the Mission Support Services Policy (AJV-P), developing, implementing, amending, and interpreting air traffic policies and regulations in FAA Orders 7110.65, 7210.3, Airmans […]

En Route Automation Modernization – ERAM

Rob Friedel (ZLC) is the Article 114 Enroute Technical Representative. Here is his Report: Background: ERAMis the baseline software for the 20 CONUS EnRoute Air Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC’s). The software requires continued enhancements to meet […]

Human Performance (Article 55) Representative

Aaron Katz (P50) is the current National Human Performance Rep.  Background:  The Human Performance Representative is the NATCA liaison to AJI 155, the FAA Human Performance office. The office is comprised of a group manager (currently […]

Surveillance Broadcast Services (SBS) Office

Brent Luna (ZFW) is the Article 114 Representative to the SBS Office.  Background:  The Surveillance and Broadcast Services (SBS) program was created to manage a program that will enable the air traffic control (ATC) system to […]

Information Display System Replacement Program (IDSR)

Tiffany McBride (SCT) is the Article 114 Representative  Background: The IDS Replacement program was originally supposed to replace all the Information Display Systems in the NAS with one product known as NAS Information Display System (NIDS) […]

Enterprise-Information Display System (E-IDS)

Amanda Richardson (ZOA) is the Article 114 Representative for Enterprise-Information Display System (E-IDS). Background:  The Enterprise Information Display System (E-IDS) project aims to replace all existing Information Display Systems (IDSs) in the NAS, providing the Agency with […]

DataComm

Ray Berndt Article 114 Representative Background: EnRoute Data Comm remains operational at Indianapolis Center (ZID), Kansas City Center (ZKC) and Washington Center (ZDC) Air Traffic Control Centers (ARTCCs) while the remainder of the deployment waterfall for […]

Operational Readiness/Contingency Operations

Kevin Wright (D01) is the Article 114 Representative to the Operational Readiness Group (AJR-X). Background: AJR-X is the directorate established to develop, maintain, and exercise contingency planning and readiness. The primary aim of AJR-X is to […]

Advanced Technologies & Oceanic Procedures (ATOP)

John T. Lenhart (ZOA) is the Article 114 Representative for Advanced Technologies & Oceanic Procedures (ATOP).   ATOP Program                 Background:  The ATOP system processes information consistent with system calculations or expectations […]

Commercial Space

Paul Behan (ZJX) is the Article 114 Rep for Space Integration. His report is below: Background: Historically, space launch and reentry operations in the NAS occurred infrequently and were segregated from other operations by containing them […]

Performance Based Navigation (PBN) Criteria

Bennie Hutto (PCT) is the Article 114 National PBN Criteria Rep to ATO Enterprise & Strategy Planning (AJV-S) and Rules and Regulation (AJV-P2). His report is below: Monthly Report: Two recommendations were submitted to the Performance-based […]

Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) Article 114

Matt Trimble Article 114 Rep.  Aeronautical Integrated Data Access Portal (AIDAP)/ System Wide Information Management (SWIM) and Multi Part Notice To Airman’s(NOTAMs):  The Agency has met its internal goal of transitioning current AIDAP users over to […]

Strategy National Representative

Mark Ostronic is the Strategy National Representative  Background:  The Strategy National Representative works with the Mission Support Services Strategy & Planning (AJV-S) Director to provide a vision, a plan, and the requirements for airspace modernization programs. The […]

UAS Integration

Jimmy Smith UAS Representative Background: (provided for insight). Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) safe integration into the NAS is an ongoing process that continually evolves with rapidly changing technological advancements.  UAS integration will require new laws, policies, practices, […]

NAVAIDS Monitoring Equipment (NME):

Corrie Conrad is the Article 114 Representative for NME Background:  Two different consolidated control and monitoring systems are currently operating in the National Airspace System (NAS) – the Integrated Control and Monitoring System (ICMS) and the […]

Traffic Flow Management System (TFMS)

Ryan Jacobs is the NATCA TAMR Article 114 Representative Background: TFMS is a data exchange system for supporting the management and monitoring of national air traffic flow. TFMS processes all available data sources such as flight […]

Terminal Automation Modernization and Replacement (TAMR)

Kyle Ness is the NATCA TAMR Article 114 Representative Background:   The TAMR program deploys and sustains Terminal Automation for the Terminal Radar Approach Controls (TRACONs) and associated Air Traffic Control Towers in the National Airspace System […]

Wake Turbulence

Gerald Quaye (JFK) is the Article 114 representative for Wake Turbulence. Background: Consolidated Wake Turbulence (CWT) will reduce and streamline the number of wake turbulence separation standards implemented in the national airspace (NAS). There are currently three […]

Terminal Flight Data Manager (TFDM)

Aaron Rose is the Article 114 Representative for TFDM.   Background:  TFDM will provide improvements to flight data coordination and management for Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) users and enhanced surface traffic flow management capabilities. TFDM will […]

Time Based Flow Management (TBFM)

Matt Gammon (ZID) Art. 114 Rep for Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) Background: Time Based Flow Management is a system of tools used to manage traffic flows based on time to maximize efficiency. There are several […]

Change Strategy

Jimmy Clouse is the Article 114 Representative for Change Strategy Co-lead.  Background:  The Change Strategy team works with the National Trajectory Based Operations (TBO) Management/NATCA Co-leads and will work with Operating Area Collaborative Work Group (CWG) […]

Advanced Technologies & Oceanic Procedures (ATOP)

John T. Lenhart (ZOA) is the Article 114 Representative for Advanced Technologies & Oceanic Procedures (ATOP).   ATOP Program                 Background:   The ATOP system processes information consistent with system calculations or […]

Professional Standards

Lydia Baune (GEG), Chris Keyes (ZDC) and Patrick Carter (D10) NATCA’s Professional Standards Program (PSP) has now processed over 3,850 cases since the program began. The program helps to maintain, promote, and inspire professionalism throughout the NAS. The […]

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Committee

Karena Marinas (ZLA) is the Chairperson of NATCA’s OSHA Committee.    Background:  The NATCA OSHA Committee endeavors to assist NATCA representatives and members in identifying, understanding, preventing, and seek remedy for occupational safety and health (OSH) […]

NextGen

Adam Rhodes (I90) is the National NextGen Representative for NATCA.   Background: Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is the modernization of America’s air transportation system to make flying safer, more efficient, and more predictable. NextGen is not […]

Human Performance

Aaron Katz (P50) is the current National Human Performance Rep.  Background:  The Human Performance Representative is the NATCA liaison to Safety and Training (AJI) 155, the FAA Human Performance office. The office is comprised of a […]

Weather

Eric Avila (ZHU) is the Article 114 Weather Representative. His report is below: Background:  The Aviation Weather Display (AWD) will consolidate the Weather and Radar Processor (WARP) and Corridor Integrated Weather System (CIWS). In addition, the AWD […]

S&T A114 Update (example for Brianna Deaver)

Eric Avila (ZHU) is the Article 114 Weather Representative. His report is below: Background:  The Aviation Weather Display (AWD) will consolidate the Weather and Radar Processor (WARP) and Corridor Integrated Weather System (CIWS). In addition, the AWD […]

SURVEYS: July 9-30, 2021

NATCA recommends participation in the NATCA AJR-X2 Operational Contingency Plan (OCP) Survey.  Please see attached PDF. If you have any questions regarding this survey, please contact Kendal Manson, Senior Labor Relations Administrator, at kmanson@natcadc.org.

BRIEFING REQUESTS: July 9-30, 2021

On July 26, 2021, NATCA requested a briefing on DCP JO 7210.3, Paragraph 3-3-11 – Headset Tone Incidents.  We are currently waiting for a response from the Agency to our request. POCs: Labor Relations Attorney Suzanne […]

Upcoming Special Elections

NATCA encourages all members and their families to participate in the democratic process. NATCA’s Member Voter Center is a year-round resource to find links on how to register to vote and continuous information about upcoming special elections. Below are the […]

Federal Employee Pay Raise Update

This week, the House is considering a minibus spending package that includes the House version of the FY 2022 Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) appropriations bill. This year, the legislation stays silent on an annual […]

H.R. 1108 Successor Bill Introduced

In the House, Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Rick Larsen, D-Wash., and T&I Committee members Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., and Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, recently introduced H.R. 4042, the Aviation Funding […]

Commercial Space

Paul Behan (ZJX) is the Article 114 Rep for Commercial Space integration.  Background: Historically, space launch and reentry operations in the NAS occurred infrequently and were segregated from other operations by containing them within special activity airspace. […]

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES & OCEANIC PROCEDURES (ATOP) 

John Lenhart (ZOA) is the Article 114 Representative for Advanced Technologies & Oceanic Procedures (ATOP).    Background:   The ATOP system processes information consistent with system calculations or expectations (e.g. vertical movement) and provides alerts to controllers when […]

SURVEYS: May 13 – July 7, 2021

NATCA recommends participation in the Independent Operational Assessment (IOA) of the NAS Voice Recorder Questionnaire.  Please see attached Word document. NATCA recommends participation in the Employee Engagement Team’s Reverse Mentoring Survey, specifically for Region X bargaining […]

BRIEFING REQUESTS: June 7 – July 7, 2021

On July 7, 2021, NATCA requested a briefing on Policy Bulletin #123, Emergency Paid Leave (EPL) under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Reference Material and Forms.  We are currently waiting for a response from the […]

OPERATIONAL DATA STORE DATABASE UPGRADE

On May 24, 2021, the FAA briefed NATCA regarding its plans to upgrade the Operational Data Store (ODS) database, Air Traffic Organization (ATO) Operational Data Store, to safeguard the database against aging software and security vulnerabilities. […]

NAVAIDS Monitoring Equipment (NME)

Corrie Conrad is the Article 114 Representative for NME  Background: Two different consolidated control and monitoring systems are currently operating in the National Airspace System (NAS) – the Integrated Control and Monitoring System (ICMS) and the Universal […]

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration (UAS)

Jimmy Smith is the National UAS Representative  Background: Unmanned Aircraft Systems’ (UAS) safe integration into the NAS is an ongoing process that continually evolves with rapidly changing technological advancements. UAS integration will require new laws, policies, practices, procedures, and standards.  All these […]

Navigation

Brent Luna is the NATCA National Article 114 Navigation Representative   Background:  The Navigation Representative works closely with Agency Program Managers for the Very High Frequency Omni-directional Range (VOR) Minimum Operational Network (MON) Implementation Program, Distance Measuring […]

Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) Criteria 

Bennie Hutto is the Article 114 National PBN Criteria Representative.   Background: PBN design criteria can have a significant impact to instrument flight procedures and routes as they interact with ATC operations. As a result, the Agency and NATCA […]

Commercial Space

Paul Behan (ZJX) is the Article 114 Rep for Commercial Space integration.   Background: Historically, space launch and reentry operations in the NAS occurred infrequently and were segregated from other operations by containing them within special activity airspace. These launch […]

Airspace

Central Service Center (CSC) Performance Based Navigation (PBN)     Eric Johnson is the Article 114 Representative for CSC PBN.     Background: PBN Co-Leads are responsible for the oversight of designing, developing, and implementing PBN procedures and/or routes. Using a collaborative work group […]

SURVEILLANCE BROADCAST SERVICES (SBS)

Dan Hamilton is the Article 114 Representative to the SBS.   Background:  The Surveillance and Broadcast Services (SBS) program was created to manage a program that will enable the air traffic control (ATC) system to migrate from […]

ENTERPRISE-INFORMATION DISPLAY SYSTEM (E-IDS)

Amanda Richardson is the Article 114 Representative for Enterprise-Information Display System (E-IDS).  Background:  The Enterprise Information Display System (E-IDS) project aims to replace all existing IDSs in the NAS, providing the Agency with one enterprise solution across […]

The Final Transition to STARS

Nearly two decades after the initial deployment of the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS), NATCA and the FAA have marked a collaboration milestone on National Airspace System (NAS) modernization: the completion of the deployment waterfall. The […]

House Passes NOTAM Legislation with NATCA Amendment

On Tuesday, June 15, the House passed H.R. 1262, bipartisan legislation that would, if enacted, establish an FAA task force to determine improvements to the Notice to Airmen (NOTAMs) system, which provides critical information to pilots […]

NATCA Advocates for Infrastructure Priorities

As Congress crafts infrastructure legislation, NATCA has been advocating for urgent air traffic control facility upgrades to ensure the continued safety of the National Airspace System. NATCA is strongly advocating for a robust funding authorization to bring […]

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Solicitation for One CISM Team Member

The NATCA Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Team needs one team member. The CISM program operates in accordance with Article 74 of the CBA and is designed to proactively manage the common disruptive physical, mental, and […]

NATCA Supports H.R. 82, the Social Security Fairness Act

Reps. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., and Rodney Davis, R-Ill., have introduced H.R. 82, the Social Security Fairness Act, bipartisan legislation that would eliminate the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset, two titles of the […]

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration

Jimmy Smith is the Article 114 UAS Representative  Background:  Unmanned Aircraft Systems’ safe integration into the NAS is an ongoing process that continually evolves with rapidly changing technological advancements. UAS integration will require new laws, policies, practices, procedures, and standards. All […]

Commercial Space

Paul Behan (ZJX) is the Article 114 Rep for Commercial Space integration.   Background: Historically, space launch and reentry operations in the NAS occurred infrequently and were segregated from other operations by containing them within special activity […]

National Airspace Representative/Established on Required Navigation Performance (EoR) 

National Airspace Representative/Established on Required Navigation Performance (EoR)   Josh Haviland is the Article 114 National Airspace Representative and Article 114 National EoR Representative.   Background: Required Navigation Performance (RNP) describes an aircraft’s capability to navigate using certain performance standards. When an aircraft is “RNP […]

NATCA Advocates for Infrastructure Priorities

Earlier this spring, President Biden introduced an infrastructure proposal titled the “American Jobs Plan,” a $2.5 trillion proposal that calls on Congress to invest $25 billion in our nation’s airports, including funding to upgrade Federal Aviation […]

Traffic Flow Management System (TFMS)

Ryan Jacobs is the Article 114 TFMS Representative.  Background:  TFMS is a data exchange system for supporting the management and monitoring of national air traffic flow. TFMS processes all available data sources such as flight plan messages, flight plan […]

Wake Turbulence

Gerald Quaye (JFK) is the Article 114 representative for Wake Turbulence.  Background: Consolidated Wake Turbulence (CWT) will reduce and streamline the number of wake turbulence separation standards implemented in the national airspace (NAS). There are currently three […]

TERMINAL FLIGHT DATA MANAGER (TFDM)

TERMINAL FLIGHT DATA MANAGER (TFDM)  Aaron Rose is the Article 114 Representative for TFDM.     Background:  TFDM will provide improvements to flight data coordination and management for ATCT users, as well as enhanced surface traffic flow management […]

Terminal Automation Modernization and Replacement (TAMR)

 Kyle Ness, NATCA TAMR Article 114 Representative  Background:  The TAMR program deploys and sustains Terminal Automation for the Terminal Radar Approach Controls (TRACONs) and associated Air Traffic Control Towers in the National Airspace System (NAS). The automation […]

Change Strategy

Jimmy Clouse is the Article 114 Representative for Change Strategy Co-lead.   Background: The Change Strategy team works with the National Trajectory Based Operations (TBO) Management/NATCA Co-leads and will work with Operating Area Collaborative Work Group (CWG) Co-leads, Metroplex Co-leads as well as […]

SURVEYS: March 22 – May 10, 2021

NATCA recommends participation in the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Needs Analysis/Weather Survey.  Please see attached Word document from the FAA with a link for the survey. NATCA recommends participation in the AVS Organization Designation Authorization […]

BRIEFING REQUESTS: March 25 – April 15, 2021

On April 15, 2021, NATCA requested a briefing FAA Order 7930.2, Change 2.  We are currently waiting for a response from the Agency to our request. POCs: Labor Relations Attorney Suzanne DeFelice, Senior Labor Relations Administrator […]

MCAS CHERRY POINT (NKT) CBA NEGOTIATIONS

On March 16, 2021, NATCA commenced negotiating a successor collective bargaining agreement (CBA) for its unit of Title 5 civilian air traffic controllers at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, North Carolina (NKT).  The current […]

ORDER 7110.10BB FLIGHT SERVICES CHANGES

On May 3, 2021, the Agency briefed NATCA regarding changes to chapters 2 through 5 and 7 through 12 in Order 7110.10BB.  The changes are intended to align the Order with current Flight Service operating systems […]

Operational Readiness/Contingency Operations

Kevin Wright is the Article 114 Representative to the Operational Readiness Group (AJR-X).  Background:  AJR-X is the directorate established to develop, maintain, and exercise contingency planning and readiness. The primary aim of AJR-X is to build contingency […]

Information Display System Replacement Program (IDSR)

Tiffany McBride is the Article 114 Representative   The IDS Replacement program was originally supposed to replace all of the Information Display Systems in the NAS with one product known as NIDS (NAS IDS). The program was later reduced […]

ENTERPRISE-INFORMATION DISPLAY SYSTEM (E-IDS)

Amanda Richardson is the Article 114 Representative for Enterprise-Information Display System (E-IDS).  Background:  The Enterprise Information Display System (E-IDS) project aims to replace all existing IDSs in the NAS, providing the Agency with one enterprise solution across […]

Strategy National Representative

Mark Ostronic is the Strategy National Representative   Background:  The Strategy National Representative works with the Mission Support Services Strategy & Planning (AJV-S) Director to provide a vision, a plan, and the requirements for airspace modernization programs. The NATCA Representative works with internal and external stakeholders […]

Commercial Space

Paul Behan is the Article 114 Rep for Commercial Space integration.   Background: Historically, space launch and reentry operations in the NAS occurred infrequently and were segregated from other operations by containing them within special activity airspace. […]

Wake Turbulence

 Gerald Quaye is the Article 114 representative for Wake Turbulence.  Background: Consolidated Wake Turbulence (CWT) will reduce and streamline the number of wake turbulence separation standards implemented in the national airspace (NAS). There are currently three (3) different orders […]

TERMINAL FLIGHT DATA MANAGER (TFDM)

Aaron Rose is the Article 114 Representative for TFDM.     Background:  TFDM will provide improvements to flight data coordination and management for ATCT users, as well as enhanced surface traffic flow management capabilities.  TFDM will replace ATCT […]

Time-Based Flow Management (TBFM)

Matt Gammon (ZID) Art. 114 Rep for Time Based Flow Management (TBFM)  Time Based Flow Management is a system of tools used to manage flows of traffic based on time in order to maximize efficiency.  There are a number […]

NAVAIDS Monitoring Equipment (NME)

Corrie Conrad is the Article 114 Representative for NME  Background: Two different consolidated control and monitoring systems are currently operating in the National Airspace System (NAS) – the Integrated Control and Monitoring System (ICMS) and the Universal […]

Collaborative Decision Making (CDM)

Ron Foley is the CDM Article 114 Lead   Flow Evaluation Team (FET), Weather Evaluation Team (WET) and Future Concept Team (FCT) reps will be sending their updates separately this month as part of CDM. As for SCT (Surface Concept Team), I’ve been the SME for […]

Change Strategy

Jimmy Clouse is the Article 114 Representative for Change Strategy Co-lead.   Background: The Change Strategy team works with the National Trajectory Based Operations (TBO) Management/NATCA Co-leads and will work with Operating Area Collaborative Work Group Co-leads, Metroplex Co-leads as well as Regional, […]

Women of the Aviation Workforce Week

Sens. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., introduced a resolution that designated the week of March 8 as “Women of the Aviation Workforce Week.” This resolution honored women in the aviation workforce and highlighted the […]

NATCA Supports Proposed 3.2% Pay Raise for Feds

House Representative Gerry Connolly, D-Va., and Senator Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, recently introduced the FAIR Act in the House and Senate (H.R. 392; S. 561). If enacted, the FAIR Act would provide a 3.2% pay raise for federal […]

COVID Relief Package Enacted into Law

On March 11, President Biden signed into law a $1.9 trillion COVID relief package titled the “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.” To understand how this law impacts NATCA and our membership, click here to view our recent […]

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Committee

Background: The NATCA OSHA Committee endeavors to assist NATCA representatives and members to identify,understand, prevent, and seek remedy for occupational safety and health (OSH) issues. The committee is comprised of a NATCA OSHA representative from every region. […]

Collaborative Decision Making (CDM)

Ron Foley is NATCA CDM Representative   Background:  The FCT was formed to address longer term (12-24 months) Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) and Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) capabilities’ integration with applying an operational approach of using an integration of data, procedures and […]

NextGen

Adam Rhodes is the National NextGen Representative.      Background:  Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is the modernization of America’s air transportation system to make flying safer, more efficient, and more predictable.  NextGen is not one technology product or […]

Human Performance

Aaron Katz is the National Human Performance Representative Background:  The Human Performance Representative is the NATCA liaison to AJI 155, the FAA Human Performance office. The office is comprised of a group manager (currently Jason Demagalski) and 5 […]

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES & OCEANIC PROCEDURES (ATOP) 

John T. Lenhart (ZOA) is the Article 114 Representative for Advanced Technologies & Oceanic Procedures (ATOP).    ATOP Program    Background:  The ATOP system processes information consistent with system calculations or expectations (e.g. vertical movement) and provides alerts to […]

SURVEILLANCE BROADCAST SERVICES (SBS) OFFICE

   Dan Hamilton (SFO) is the Article 114 Representative to the SBS Office.   Background:  The Surveillance and Broadcast Services (SBS) program was created to manage a program that will enable the air traffic control (ATC) system […]

Information Display System Replacement Program (IDSR)

Tiffany McBride (SCT) is the Article 114 Representative   The IDS Replacement program was originally supposed to replace all of the Information Display Systems in the NAS with one product known as NIDS (NAS IDS). The program was later […]

ENTERPRISE-INFORMATION DISPLAY SYSTEM (E-IDS)

Amanda Richardson is the Article 114 Representative for Enterprise-Information Display System (E-IDS).  Background:  The Enterprise Information Display System (E-IDS) project aims to replace all existing IDSs in the NAS, providing the Agency with one enterprise solution across […]

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Jimmy Smith is the UAS Representative  Background:  Unmanned Aircraft Systems’ safe integration into the NAS is an on-going process that continually evolves with rapidly changing technological advancements.  UAS integration will require new laws, policies, practices, procedures, and standards. All […]

Performance Based Navigation (PBN) Criteria 

Bennie Hutto is the Article 114 National PBN Criteria Representative.   Background: PBN design criteria can have a significant impact to instrument flight procedures and routes as they interact with ATC operations. As a result, the Agency and NATCA […]

National Airspace Representative/Established on Required Navigation Performance (EoR) 

Josh Haviland is the Article 114 National Airspace Representative and Article 114 National EoR Representative.   Background: Required Navigation Performance (RNP) describes an aircraft’s capability to navigate using certain performance standards. When an aircraft is “RNP equipped,” it has the ability to monitor the aircraft’s flight track conformance and […]

Aeronautical Information Services (AIS)

Matt Trimble is the NATCA AIS Representative   AIMM E1/FNS Migration  Background:  On January 26th, AJM-336 Program Office received approval from the JRC to separate the current AIMM E1 investment into two separate investments. The new investment strategy […]

NATCA Works with FAA to Host TBO Industry Day

NATCA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) hosted a virtual Industry Day for Trajectory Based Operations (TBO) in January. It was geared specifically towards collaboration with airlines and operators. “As the Agency, in collaboration with NATCA, […]

Wake Turbulence

Gerald Quaye is the Article 114 representative for Wake Turbulence.  Background: Consolidated Wake Turbulence (CWT) will reduce and streamline the number of wake turbulence separation standards implemented in the national airspace (NAS). There are currently three (3) […]

Traffic Flow Management System (TFMS)

Ryan Jacobs is the NATCA TFMS Representative.  Background:  TFMS is a data exchange system for supporting the management and monitoring of national air traffic flow. TFMS processes all available data sources such as flight plan messages, flight […]

Time-Based Flow Management (TBFM)

Matt Gammon is the Article 114 Representative for Time Based Flow Management (TBFM)  Time Based Flow Management is a system of tools used to manage flows of traffic based on time in order to maximize efficiency. There are a number of technologies within TBFM […]

TERMINAL FLIGHT DATA MANAGER (TFDM)

Aaron Rose is the Article 114 Representative for TFDM.     Background:  TFDM will provide improvements to flight data coordination and management for ATCT users, as well as enhanced surface traffic flow management capabilities.  TFDM will replace ATCT […]

Terminal Automation Modernization and Replacement (TAMR)

 Kyle Ness, NATCA TAMR Article 114 Representative  Background:  The TAMR program deploys and sustains Terminal Automation for the Terminal Radar Approach Controls (TRACONs) and associated Air Traffic Control Towers in the National Airspace System (NAS). The automation […]

Change Strategy

  Jimmy Clouse is the Article 114 Representative for Change Strategy.   Background: The Change Strategy team works with the National Trajectory Based Operations (TBO) Management/NATCA Co-leads and will work with Operating Area Collaborative Work Group Co-leads, Metroplex Co-leads as well as Regional, and […]

Weather

Eric Avila is the Article 114 Weather Representative.   Background:  The Aviation Weather Display (AWD) will consolidate the Weather and Radar Processor (WARP) and Corridor Integrated Weather System (CIWS).  In addition, the AWD will also incorporate new weather products.  The AWD will primarily be […]

Professional Standards (PS)

NATCA’s Professional Standards (PS) program has now processed over 3,600 cases since the program began. The program helps to maintain, promote, and inspire professionalism throughout the NAS. The purpose of the PS program is to provide an […]

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Committee 

Karena Marinas (ZLA) is the Chairperson of NATCA’s OSHA Committee.     Background: The NATCA OSHA Committee endeavors to assist NATCA representatives and members to identify, understand, prevent, and seek remedy for occupational safety and health (OSH) issues. The committee is comprised of a […]

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES and OCEANIC PROCEDURES (ATOP) 

John T. Lenhart (ZOA) is the Article 114 Representative for Advanced Technologies & Oceanic Procedures (ATOP).    ATOP Program   Background:  The ATOP system processes information consistent with system calculations or expectations (e.g. vertical movement) and provides alerts to controllers […]

BRIEFING REQUESTS: March 1-15, 2021

On March 4, 2021, NATCA requested a briefing on the AJW-2 Realignment.  This briefing was held on March 15, 2021.  We are currently discussing the matter internally to determine how to proceed. POCs: Senior Labor Relations […]

CHILD CARE SUBSIDY PROGRAM – UPDATE

On February 12, 2021, the Agency informed NATCA that it intended to transfer its Child Care Subsidy Program (CCSP) from a vendor-operated program to an FAA-operated program.  It had planned to terminate the contract with its […]

SURVEYS: March 1-15, 2021

NATCA recommends participation in the STEAM Aviation and Space Education (AVSED) survey.  Please note that Question 14 asks for the participant’s email address.  Providing an email address is voluntary, and NATCA recommends NOT doing so for anonymity reasons.  […]

Weather

Eric Avila  is the Article 114 Weather Representative.   Background:  The Aviation Weather Display (AWD) will consolidate the Weather and Radar Processor (WARP) and Corridor Integrated Weather System (CIWS).  In addition, the AWD will also incorporate new weather products.  The AWD will primarily be […]

Professional Standards

NATCA’s Professional Standards (PS) program has now processed over 3,600 cases since the program began. The program helps to maintain, promote, and inspire professionalism throughout the NAS. The purpose of the PS program is to provide an […]

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Committee 

Karena Marinas (ZLA) is the Chairperson of NATCA’s OSHA Committee.     Background: The NATCA OSHA Committee endeavors to assist NATCA representatives and members to identify, understand, prevent, and seek remedy for occupational safety and health (OSH) issues. The committee is comprised of a […]

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES & OCEANIC PROCEDURES (ATOP) 

John T. Lenhart (ZOA) is the Article 114 Representative for Advanced Technologies & Oceanic Procedures (ATOP).    ATOP Program   Background:  The ATOP system processes information consistent with system calculations or expectations (e.g. vertical movement) and provides alerts to controllers […]

SURVEILLANCE BROADCAST SERVICES (SBS) OFFICE

Dan Hamilton is the Article 114 Representative to the SBS Office.   Background:  The Surveillance and Broadcast Services (SBS) program was created to manage a program that will enable the air traffic control (ATC) system to migrate […]

Information Display System Replacement Program (IDSR)

Tiffany McBride is the Article 114 Representative   The IDS Replacement program was originally supposed to replace all of the Information Display Systems in the NAS with one product known as NIDS (NAS IDS). The program was later reduced […]

ENTERPRISE-INFORMATION DISPLAY SYSTEM (E-IDS)

Amanda Richardson is the Article 114 Representative for Enterprise-Information Display System (E-IDS).  Background:  The Enterprise Information Display System (E-IDS) project aims to replace all existing IDSs in the NAS, providing the Agency with one enterprise solution across […]

National Requirements

Mark Ostronic is the National Requirements Representative   Background:  The National Requirements Representative works with the Mission Support Services Strategy & Planning (AJV-S) Director to provide a vision, a plan, and the requirements for airspace modernization programs. The NATCA Representative works with internal and external stakeholders to […]

Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) Criteria 

Bennie Hutto is the Article 114 National PBN Criteria Representative.   Background: PBN design criteria can have a significant impact to instrument flight procedures and routes as they interact with ATC operations. As a result, the Agency and NATCA […]

Commercial Space

Paul Behan is the Article 114 Rep for Commercial Space integration.   Background: Historically, space launch and reentry operations in the NAS occurred infrequently and were segregated from other operations by containing them within special activity airspace. These launch and […]

Airspace /Established on Required Navigation Performance (EoR) 

Josh Haviland is the Article 114 National Airspace Representative and Article 114 National EoR Representative.   Background: Required Navigation Performance (RNP) describes an aircraft’s capability to navigate using certain performance standards. When an aircraft is “RNP equipped”, it has the ability to monitor the aircraft’s flight track conformance and […]

COVID Relief Package Starts with “Vote-a-Rama”

Congress is working to advance President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief proposal, which Democrats want to move quickly, so that the legislation is enacted before unemployment benefits expire on Mar. 14. To fast-track the legislation, congressional […]

NATCA Strongly Supports the CONTRACT Act

The Continuity for Operators with Necessary Training Required for ATC Contract Towers (CONTRACT) Act of 2021 would provide an incentive for retired federal controllers to continue working as controllers at the 256 airports that participate in […]

117th Congressional Committee Rosters

The 117th Congress convened on Jan. 3 and the Biden administration took office on Jan. 20. Democrats now control the House, Senate, and White House. The balance of power in the Senate is 50-50, with Vice […]

SURVEYS: Feb. 8 – 26, 2021

NATCA does not recommend participation in the Competency Exploration for Development and Readiness Survey. Please see attached PDF and Word documents. If you have any questions regarding this survey, please email Kendal Manson, Senior Labor Relations […]

BRIEFING REQUESTS: Feb. 10 – 23, 2021

On February 23, 2021, NATCA requested a briefing on FAA Order NG 1000.44B, NextGen Safety Management System.  We are currently waiting for a response from the Agency to our request. POCs: Senior Labor Relations Representative Melinda […]

CHILD CARE SUBSIDY PROGRAM

On February 12, 2021, the Agency informed NATCA that it intends to transfer its Child Care Subsidy Program (CCSP) from a vendor-operated program to an FAA-operated program.  Currently, CCSP participants receive invoices from their child-care providers, […]

ON-SITE PART 139 AIRPORT INSPECTIONS BRIEFING

On February 23, 2021, the Agency briefed NATCA regarding the resumption of on-site inspections at airports where the inspection is regarded as mission critical.  The Agency had authorized a managerial directive requiring that field managers and […]

Wake Turbulence

Gerald Quaye is the Article 114 representative for Wake Turbulence.  Background: Consolidated Wake Turbulence (CWT) will reduce and streamline the number of wake turbulence separation standards implemented in the national airspace (NAS). There are currently three (3) […]

Traffic Flow Management System (TFMS)

Ryan Jacobs is the NATCA TFMS Representative  Background:  TFMS is a data exchange system for supporting the management and monitoring of national air traffic flow. TFMS processes all available data sources such as flight plan messages, flight […]

Time-Based Flow Management (TBFM)

Matt Gammon is the Article 114 Rep for TBFM  Background:  Time Based Flow Management is a system of tools used to manage flows of traffic based on time in order to maximize efficiency.  There are several technologies within TBFM to include but […]

TERMINAL FLIGHT DATA MANAGER (TFDM)

Aaron Rose is the Article 114 Representative for TFDM.     Background:  TFDM will provide improvements to flight data coordination and management for ATCT users, as well as enhanced surface traffic flow management capabilities.  TFDM will replace ATCT […]

Terminal Automation Modernization and Replacement (TAMR)

Kyle Ness is the NATCA TAMR Article 114 Representative  Background:  The TAMR program deploys and sustains Terminal Automation for the Terminal Radar Approach Controls (TRACONs) and associated Air Traffic Control Towers in the National Airspace System (NAS). The automation […]

NAVAIDS Monitoring Equipment (NME)

Corrie Conrad is the Article 114 Representative for NME  Background: Two different consolidated control and monitoring systems are currently operating in the National Airspace System (NAS) – the Integrated Control and Monitoring System (ICMS) and the Universal […]

Weather

Eric Avila is the Article 114 Weather Representative.    Background:  The Aviation Weather Display (AWD) will consolidate the Weather and Radar Processor (WARP) and Corridor Integrated Weather System (CIWS).  In addition, the AWD will also incorporate new weather […]

Professional Standards

NATCA’s Professional Standards (PS) program has now processed over 3,500 cases since the program began. The program helps to maintain, promote, and inspire professionalism throughout the NAS. The purpose of the PS program is to provide an […]

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Committee 

Karena Marinas (ZLA) is the Chairperson of NATCA’s OSHA Committee.      Background: The NATCA OSHA Committee endeavors to assist NATCA representatives and members to identify, understand, prevent, and seek remedy for occupational safety and health (OSH) issues. The […]

NextGen

Adam Rhodes is the National NextGen Representative for NATCA.      Background:  Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is the modernization of America’s air transportation system to make flying safer, more efficient, and more predictable.  NextGen is not one […]

Human Performance

Aaron Katz is the current National Human Performance Rep.   Background:  The Human Performance Representative is the NATCA liaison to AJI 155, the FAA Human Performance office. The office is comprised of a group manager (currently Jason Demagalski) and […]

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES & OCEANIC PROCEDURES (ATOP)

John T. Lenhart (ZOA) is the Article 114 Representative for Advanced Technologies & Oceanic Procedures (ATOP).    ATOP Program   Background:  The ATOP system processes information consistent with system calculations or expectations (e.g., vertical movement) and provides alerts to controllers when a […]

SURVEYS: Jan. 4 – Feb. 5, 2021

NATCA recommends participation in the SFO and ZOA Needs Analysis Survey. Please see attached Word document. If you have any questions regarding this survey, please email Kendal Manson, Senior Labor Relations Administrator, at kmanson@natcadc.org.

BRIEFING REQUESTS: Jan. 11 – Feb. 2, 2021

On February 2, 2021, NATCA requested a briefing on the Human Resource Policy Manual (HRPM) Volume 8: Leave and Work Schedules LWS-8.18.  We are currently waiting for a response from the Agency to our request. POCs: […]

MSS EXECUTIVE OFFICE REFINEMENT BRIEFING

On January 27, 2021, the Agency briefed NATCA regarding an upcoming organizational change that the Agency plans to implement.  The changes are to the Agency’s own internal structure and include deleting AJV-E3D0 and renaming numerous areas […]

FALCON QUICK LISTEN FUNCTION PERMISSIONS

On October 11, 2018, the Agency briefed NATCA regarding proposed changes to add new permissions to CEDAR that would affect the FALCON Quick Listen function.  The new permissions would allow facilities to give individuals access to […]

SURVEILLANCE BROADCAST SERVICES (SBS) OFFICE

Dan Hamilton is the Article 114 Representative to the SBS Office.   Background:  The Surveillance and Broadcast Services (SBS) program was created to manage a program that will enable the air traffic control (ATC) system to migrate […]

Operational Readiness/Contingency Operations

Kevin Wright is the Article 114 Representative to the Operational Readiness Group (AJR-X).  Background:  AJR-X is the directorate established to develop, maintain, and exercise contingency planning and readiness. The primary aim of AJR-X is to build contingency into the […]

Information Display System Replacement Program (IDSR)

Tiffany McBride is the Article 114 Representative   Background:  The IDS Replacement program was originally supposed to replace all of the Information Display Systems in the NAS with one product known as NIDS (NAS IDS). The program was later reduced […]

Procedures

John Murdock 1s the National Procedures representative  Background:  The NATCA Procedures Representative works collaboratively with the Mission Support Services Policy (AJV-P) developing, implementing, correcting and interpreting Air Traffic rules and regulations in FAA Orders 7110.65, 7210.3, Airman’s Information Manual […]

Navigation

Brent Luna is the NATCA National Article 114 Navigation Representative   Background:  The Navigation Representative works closely with Agency Program Managers for the Very High Frequency Omni-directional Range (VOR) Minimum Operational Network (MON) Implementation Program, Distance Measuring […]

Performance Based Navigation (PBN) Criteria 

Bennie Hutto is the Article 114 National PBN Criteria Representative.   Background: PBN design criteria can have a significant impact to instrument flight procedures and routes as they interact with ATC operations. As a result, the Agency and NATCA […]

Commercial Space

Paul Behan is the Article 114 Rep for Commercial Space integration.   Background: Historically, space launch and reentry operations in the NAS occurred infrequently and were segregated from other operations by containing them within special activity airspace. […]

Wake Turbulence

Gerald Quaye is the Article 114 representative for Wake Turbulence.  Background: Consolidated Wake Turbulence (CWT) will reduce and streamline the number of wake turbulence separation standards implemented in the national airspace (NAS). There are currently three (3) […]

Time Based Flow Management (TBFM)

Matt Gammon is the Article 114 Representative for Time Based Flow Management (TBFM)  Background:  Time Based Flow Management is a system of tools used to manage flows of traffic based on time in order to maximize efficiency.  There are a number of technologies within […]

TERMINAL FLIGHT DATA MANAGER (TFDM

Aaron Rose is the Article 114 Representative for TFDM.     Background:  TFDM will provide improvements to flight data coordination and management for ATCT users, as well as enhanced surface traffic flow management capabilities.  TFDM will replace ATCT paper […]

Terminal Automation Modernization and Replacement (TAMR)

Kyle Ness is the NATCA TAMR Article 114 Representative  Background:  The TAMR program deploys and sustains Terminal Automation for the Terminal Radar Approach Controls (TRACONs) and associated Air Traffic Control Towers in the National Airspace System (NAS). […]

Information Display System Replacement Program (IDSR)

Tiffany McBride is the Article 114 Representative   Background: The IDS Replacement program was originally supposed to replace all of the Information Display Systems in the NAS with one product known as NIDS (NAS IDS). The program was later reduced to 41terminal […]

Performance Based Navigation (PBN)

Bennie Hutto is the Article 114 National PBN Criteria Representative.   Background:  PBN design criteria can have a significant impact to instrument flight procedures and routes as they interact with ATC operations. As a result, the Agency and NATCA […]

National Airspace/Established on Required Navigation Performance (EoR) 

Josh Haviland is the Article 114 National Airspace Representative and Article 114 National EoR Representative.   Background:  Required Navigation Performance (RNP) describes an aircraft’s capability to navigate using certain performance standards. When an aircraft is “RNP equipped”, it has the ability to monitor […]

Aeronautical Information Services (AIS)

Matt Trimble is the NATCA Article 114 Representative for AIS  Aeronautical Information Management Modernization (AIMM) E1  Background:  AIMM Enhancement 1 (E1) plans to address the agency’s strategic objectives of establishing authoritative airspace source, consolidation of legacy airspace design tools […]

Time Based Flow Management (TBFM)

Matt Gammon is the Article 114 Representative for Time Based Flow Management (TBFM)  Background:  Time Based Flow Management is a system of tools used to manage flows of traffic based on time to maximize efficiency.  There are several technologies within TBFM to include but […]

TERMINAL FLIGHT DATA MANAGER (TFDM)

Aaron Rose is the Article 114 Representative for TFDM.     Background:  TFDM will provide improvements to flight data coordination and management for ATCT users, as well as enhanced surface traffic flow management capabilities.  TFDM will replace ATCT paper flight […]

SURVEILLANCE BROADCAST SERVICES (SBS) OFFICE

Dan Hamilton (SFO) is the Article 114 Representative to the SBS Office.   Background:  The Surveillance and Broadcast Services (SBS) program was created to manage a program that will enable the air traffic control (ATC) system to […]

ENTERPRISE-INFORMATION DISPLAY SYSTEM (E-IDS)

Amanda Richardson is the Article 114 Representative for Enterprise-Information Display System (E-IDS).  Background:  The Enterprise Information Display System (E-IDS) project aims to replace all existing IDSs in the NAS, providing the Agency with one enterprise solution across […]

Weather

Eric Avila is the Article 114 Weather Representative.    Background:  The Aviation Weather Display (AWD) will consolidate the Weather and Radar Processor (WARP) and Corridor Integrated Weather System (CIWS).  In addition, the AWD will also incorporate new weather products.  The AWD will […]

Human Performance

Aaron Katz is the National Human Performance Representative  Background:  The Human Performance Representative is the NATCA liaison to AJI 155, the FAA Human Performance office. The office is comprised of a group manager (currently Jason Demagalski) and 5 scientists (the office only […]

Terminal Automation Modernization and Replacement (TAMR)

Kyle Ness is the NATCA TAMR Article 114 Representative  Background:  The TAMR program deploys and sustains Terminal Automation for the Terminal Radar Approach Controls (TRACONs) and associated Air Traffic Control Towers in the National Airspace System (NAS). The automation […]

TERMINAL FLIGHT DATA MANAGER (TFDM)

Aaron Rose is the Article 114 Representative for TFDM.     Background:  TFDM will provide improvements to flight data coordination and management for ATCT users, as well as enhanced surface traffic flow management capabilities.  TFDM will replace ATCT […]

SURVEILLANCE BROADCAST SERVICES (SBS) OFFICE

Dan Hamilton (SFO) is the Article 114 Representative to the SBS Office.   Background:  The Surveillance and Broadcast Services (SBS) program was created to manage a program that will enable the air traffic control (ATC) system to […]

Operational Readiness/Contingency Operations

Kevin Wright (D01) is the Article 114 Representative to the Operational Readiness Group (AJR-X).  Background:  AJR-X is the directorate established to develop, maintain, and exercise contingency planning and readiness. The primary aim of AJR-X is to build […]

Advanced Technologies & OceaNIC PROCEDURES (ATOP)

John T. Lenhart (ZOA) is the Article 114 Representative for Advanced Technologies & Oceanic Procedures (ATOP).    ATOP Program   Background:  The ATOP system processes information consistent with system calculations or expectations (e.g. vertical movement) and provides alerts to controllers when a […]

Information Display System Replacement Program (IDSR)

Richie Smith (N90) is the current Article 114 Representative   Tiffany McBride (SCT) is the incoming Representative   The IDS Replacement program was originally supposed to replace all of the Information Display Systems in the NAS with one […]

ENTERPRISE-INFORMATION DISPLAY SYSTEM (E-IDS)

Amanda Richardson is the Article 114 Representative for Enterprise-Information Display System (E-IDS).  Background:  The Enterprise Information Display System (E-IDS) project aims to replace all existing IDSs in the NAS, providing the Agency with one enterprise solution across facility […]

Procedures

John Murdock is the NATCA National Procedures Representative  Background:  The NATCA Procedures Representative works collaboratively with the Mission Support Services Policy (AJV-P) developing, implementing, correcting, and interpreting Air Traffic rules and regulations in FAA Orders 7110.65, 7210.3, Airman’s Information […]

Commercial Space

Paul Behan is the Article 114 Rep for Commercial Space integration.  Background: Historically, space launch and reentry operations in the NAS occurred infrequently and were segregated from other operations by containing them within special activity airspace. These launch and reentry operations […]

Performance Based Navigation (PBN) Criteria

Bennie Hutto is the Article 114 National PBN Criteria Representative.   Background: PBN design criteria can have a significant impact to instrument flight procedures and routes as they interact with ATC operations. As a result, the Agency and […]

National Airspace/Established on Required Navigation Performance (EoR)

Josh Haviland is the Article 114 National Airspace Representative and Article 114 National EoR Representative.   Background: Required Navigation Performance (RNP) describes an aircraft’s capability to navigate using certain performance standards. When an aircraft is “RNP equipped”, it has the ability […]

WEATHER

Weather  Eric Avila  is the Article 114 Weather Representative.    Background:  The Aviation Weather Display (AWD) will consolidate the Weather and Radar Processor (WARP) and Corridor Integrated Weather System (CIWS).  In addition, the AWD will also incorporate new weather products.  The […]

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Committee  

Karena Marinas (ZLA) is the Chairperson of NATCA’s OSHA Committee.      Background: The NATCA OSHA Committee endeavors to assist NATCA representatives and members to identify, understand, prevent, and seek remedy for occupational safety and health (OSH) issues. The committee […]

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Government Affairs: 117th Congress Convenes

The 117th Congress convened on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. The House elected Representative Nancy Pelosi for what many believe will be her fourth and final term as Speaker of the House. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., will […]

DYNAMIC REGULATORY SYSTEM (DRS) BRIEFING

On December 23, 2020, the Agency briefed NATCA regarding its plans to establish and to implement a Dynamic Regulatory System (DRS), which will function as a comprehensive knowledge center that combines all regulatory guidance material of […]

SURVEYS: Dec. 1 – 23, 2020

NATCA recommends participation in the Computer Aided Engineering Graphics (CAEG) Survey, specifically for the Region X bargaining unit.  Please see attached PDF. NATCA recommends participation in the TBFM Fundamental Survey.  The purpose of this survey is […]

BRIEFING REQUESTS: Nov. 17 – Dec. 17, 2020

On December 17, 2020, NATCA requested a briefing on the On-site Part 139 Airport Inspections. We are currently waiting for a response from the Agency to our request. POCs: Labor Relations Attorney May Silverstein, Senior Labor […]

VERA/VSIP BRIEFING

On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, NATCA received notice from the Agency that it will be offering Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments (VSIP) and Voluntary Early Retirement Authority (VERA) in early 2021 to a limited group of agency […]

SURVEYS: Oct. 19 – Nov. 30, 2020

NATCA recommends participation in the Trajectory Based Operations (TBO) Summit Survey.  Please see link below. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020TBOSummit NATCA recommends participation in the Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center Survey.  Please see attached Word document. NATCA recommends participation […]

BRIEFING REQUESTS: Oct. 6-22, 2020

On October 22, 2020, NATCA requested a briefing on Great Lakes Building Services Return to Work Plan, Phase 1.  We are in the process of scheduling this briefing.     POCs: Labor Relations Attorney May Silverstein, Senior […]

AIR-800 MIO CONSOLIDATION

On October 16, 2020, the Agency briefed NATCA regarding its intent to consolidate the Manufacturing Inspection Office (MIO) Branches within the Aircraft Certification (AIR) System Oversight Division (AIR-800).  There are currently four MIO Branches comprised of […]

COVID-19 WJHTC LABORATORY ACCESS REQUIREMENTS

On October 22, 2020, the Agency briefed NATCA regarding its management guidance for laboratory access at the William J. Hughes Technical Center (WJHTC) during the Agency’s COVID-19 Phases 1, 2, and 3.  During the phased reopening, […]

EMP-1.14: PERMANENT INTERNAL ASSIGNMENTS

On October 29, 2020, the Agency briefed NATCA regarding revisions to EMP-1.14: Permanent Internal Assignments.  The revisions incorporate provisions from various Human Resources Operating Instructions (HROIs) and Human Resources Policy Manual (HRPM) Compensation chapters.  Among other […]

ITF Releases Position Paper on Remote Tower Operations

NATCA is a proud member of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), which fights passionately to improve working lives, connecting nearly 700 affiliated trade unions from 150 countries. ITF, headquartered in London, helps their members to […]

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES & OCEANIC PROCEDURES (ATOP) 

John T. Lenhart (ZOA) is the Article 114 Representative for Advanced Technologies & Oceanic Procedures (ATOP).    ATOP Program   Background:  The ATOP system processes information consistent with system calculations or expectations (e.g. vertical movement) and provides alerts to controllers […]

SURVEILLANCE BROADCAST SERVICES (SBS) OFFICE

Dan Hamilton is the Article 114 Representative to the SBS Office. Background: The Surveillance and Broadcast Services (SBS) program was created to manage a program that will enable the air traffic control (ATC) system to migrate […]

Information Display System Replacement Program (IDSR)

Richie Smith (N90) is the Article 114 Representative Background: The IDS Replacement program was originally supposed to replace all of the Information Display Systems in the NAS with one product known as NIDS (NAS IDS). The […]

ENTERPRISE-INFORMATION DISPLAY SYSTEM (E-IDS)

Amanda Richardson is the Article 114 Representative for Enterprise-Information Display System (E-IDS). Background: The Enterprise Information Display System (E-IDS) project aims to replace all existing IDSs in the NAS, providing the Agency with one enterprise solution […]

Commercial Space

Paul Behan is the Article 114 Rep for Commercial Space integration. Background: Historically, space launch and reentry operations in the NAS occurred infrequently and were segregated from other operations by containing them within Special Activity Airspace […]

Update on Paid Parental Leave for FAA Employees

NATCA’s Government Affairs staff continues to work to ensure that 12 weeks of paid parental leave for FAA employees is codified in law for both current and future FAA workforces. Specifically, NATCA is seeking a technical […]

COVID and Airline Worker Relief Remain Elusive

Despite lack of progress, both chambers of Congress and the White House continue to negotiate on a COVID relief package. Without a consensus on a broader package, several partisan, slimmed-down versions of aid packages have advanced […]

New Government Funding Deadline: Dec. 11, 2020

A short-term continuing resolution (CR) was enacted at the end of September to avoid a government shutdown on Oct. 1. The CR funds the government through Dec. 11, at which point another government funding bill will […]

Congressional Schedule

The House and Senate are now in recess until after the elections. The Senate remained in session longer than anticipated to advance the U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. In the unlikely event that a vote […]

SURVEYS: Oct. 1-16, 2020

NATCA recommends participation in the Change Management Practitioners Questionnaire.  Please see attached Word document. NATCA recommends participation in the FAA Academy Evaluation System Surveys.  Please see attached PDFs.  If you have any questions regarding these surveys, […]

BRIEFING REQUESTS: Oct. 1-5, 2020

On October 5, 2020, NATCA requested a briefing on FAA Order 7930.2, NOTAM Policy Order DCP Changes.  We are currently waiting for a response from the Agency to our request. POCs: Senior Labor Relations Representative Melinda […]

OCR #2020-0032 – AIR-600 REFINEMENT BRIEFING

On October 6, 2020, the Agency briefed NATCA regarding its plans to reorganize the Policy and Innovation Division (AIR-600) in order to complete the alignment of policy-related functions and resources into a single division.  This will […]

NATCA Celebrates National Techies Day

It recently was National Techies Day. NATCA members operating the National Airspace System (NAS) are enabled and supported by the efforts of quite a few people who get REALLY excited about technology. We depend on techies and […]

SURVEYS: Sept. 21 – 30, 2020

NATCA recommends participation in the FAA Aviation English Language Proficiency (AELP)  Survey.    Please see attached PDF. If you have any questions regarding this survey, please contact Kendal Manson, Senior Labor Relations Administrator, at kmanson@natcadc.org.

BRIEFING REQUESTS: Sept. 16 – 25, 2020

On September 25, 2020, NATCA requested a briefing on Changes to the Handling of Aeronautical Studies in Airports Division (ARP).  We are currently in the process of scheduling this briefing. POCs: Senior Labor Relations Representative Melinda […]

FAA ACADEMY RESTART

On July 14, 2020, the Agency briefed NATCA regarding reopening the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (MMAC) for mission-critical training.  The Agency explained the special procedures implemented to protect the health and safety of individuals working and […]

TECHNICAL OPERATIONS SERVICES DISTRICT OPTIMIZATION

On September 16, 2020, the Agency provided NATCA a follow-up briefing regarding its intent to align Technical Operations Services (AJW) with the airspace boundaries of the Air Route Traffic Control Centers through a process called District […]

UPDATED – AJT JATS AND COVER SHEETS

On September 15, 2020, the Agency briefed NATCA regarding updates to the Position Documents for 2152-series positions within Air Traffic Services (AJT).  The Position Documents are comprised of a Cover Sheet and a Job Analysis Tool […]

CHILD CARE SUBSIDY INCREASE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

On September 24, 2020, NATCA and the Agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) concerning the Agency’s Child Care Subsidy Program.  The MOU increases the total family income amounts under which the Agency will subsidize child […]

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Richardson, Hansen Represent NATCA at ATCA Tech Symposium

Laying the Groundwork to Enable Future Technology Oakland Center (ZOA) member Amanda Richardson represented NATCA on the Sept. 14 Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) Tech Symposium panel entitled, “Laying the Groundwork to Enable Future Technology.” Richardson and […]

Request for Volunteers: E-IDS SMEs

NATCA is requesting four volunteers to serve as E-IDS SMEs. The Enterprise Information Display System (E-IDS) project aims to replace all existing IDSs in the NAS, providing the Agency with one enterprise solution across facility types. […]

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Child Care Subsidy Increase MOU Signed

On Sept. 24, 2020, NATCA and the Agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) concerning the Agency’s Child Care Subsidy Program. The MOU increases the total family income amounts under which the Agency will subsidize child care […]

SURVEYS: Aug. 28 – Sept. 18, 2020

NATCA recommends participation in the 2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. If you have any questions regarding this survey, please contact Kendal Manson, Senior Labor Relations Administrator at kmanson@natcadc.org.  NATCA recommends participation in the Occupational Information Network (O*NET).  However, we recommend […]

PAYROLL TAX DEFERRAL BRIEFING

On September 9, 2020, the FAA briefed NATCA on the August 8, 2020 Presidential Memorandum on Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations in Light of the Ongoing COVID-19 Disaster.  The Memo directs the US Secretary of the Treasury to use his […]

ARP REALIGNMENT

On September 1, 2020, the Agency briefed NATCA regarding its intent to realign the organizational structure in its Airports Division (ARP).  The realignment consists of renaming/renumbering organizations to ensure consistency; establishing new organizations to reflect current […]

ORDER 8000.90C AOV CREDENTIALING AND CTO CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

On August 31, 2020, the Agency briefed NATCA regarding revisions in Order 8000.90C Air Traffic Safety Oversight Credentialing and Control Tower Operator Certification Programs.  Order 8000.90C specifies procedures for Control Tower Operator (CTO) certificates as well […]

NATCA News Alert: Paid Parental Leave

Dear Brothers and Sisters, On Sept. 3, 2020, NATCA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that implements Paid Parental Leave (PPL) for NATCA bargaining unit employees (BUEs). Some of the pertinent provisions […]

Request for volunteers: NATCA Disaster Response Committee

NATCA is soliciting volunteers to serve on the NATCA Disaster Response Committee (DRC). DRC members coordinate preparation and response of the assets and volunteers in an emergency, natural or man-made. Each committee member will have responsibilities including […]

BRIEFING REQUESTS: August 14-26, 2020

On August 26, 2020, NATCA requested a briefing on the AJT Pay Plan Cover Sheets and JATs Updated.  We are currently waiting for a response from the Agency to our request. POCs: Labor Relations Attorney Grant […]

SURVEYS: August 10 – 27, 2020

NATCA recommends participation in the Gallop Q12 Survey for the Region X ABP Bargaining Unit. If you have any questions regarding this survey, please contact Kendal Manson, Senior Labor Relations Administrator, at kmanson@natcadc.org.

EMP-1.25 STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM

On August 18, 2020, the Agency briefed NATCA regarding revisions to EMP-1.25 Student Loan Repayment Program and the associated Reference Materials.  The Federal Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) allows agencies to repay federally insured student loans, […]

WLB-12.8 NURSING MOTHERS PROGRAM

On August 17, 2020, the Agency briefed NATCA regarding revisions to WLB-12.8 FAA Nursing Mothers Program.  Most importantly, the revision removes language suggesting that the duration of a lactation break should be limited to 15–30 minutes.  […]

REVISED GATING CRITERIA BRIEFING

On August 19, 2020, the FAA briefed NATCA regarding the Agency’s revision of its gating criteria, and the metrics it uses to analyze COVID-19 related information and to make determinations regarding the movement through the phases […]

Paid Parental Leave for FAA Employees Advances

NATCA continues to aggressively seek a technical correction to fix the loophole that inadvertently excluded FAA employees and five other federal employee workforces from the 12-week paid parental leave proposal enacted last December as part of […]

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NATCA Disaster Response Committee (DRC)

NATCA is soliciting for one RNAV volunteer to serve on the NATCA Disaster Response Committee (DRC).   NATCA Disaster Response Committee members coordinate preparation and response of the assets and volunteers in an emergency, natural or […]

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ATC SME Control Tower Radar Display

NATCA is requesting two volunteers  to serve as ATCS subject matter experts In January of 2013, a collaborative workgroup consisting of members of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), Air Traffic Services (AJT) Services and […]

BRIEFING REQUESTS: Aug. 5 – 12, 2020

On August 12, 2020, NATCA requested a briefing on the Decommissioning of O365 Skype for Business and Deployment of Teams.  We are currently waiting for a response from the Agency to our request. POCs: Labor Relations […]

BRIEFING REQUESTS: July 15 – Aug. 4, 2020

On August 4, 2020, NATCA requested a briefing on Change 1 and Change 2 to FAA Order JO 7110.65Y – Air Traffic Control.  We are currently waiting for a response from the Agency to our request. […]

SURVEYS: June 29 – Aug. 7, 2020

NATCA recommends participation in the DOT Mission Critical Occupations (MCOs) Assessment Project for the Region X Bargaining Unit NATCA recommends participation in the Human Resource Case Management (HRCM) Survey. Please be aware that this survey is […]

EMP-1.37 AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SPECIALIST HIRING

On July 28, 2020, the Agency briefed NATCA regarding revisions to EMP-1.37 Air Traffic Control Specialist Hiring.  EMP-1.37 outlines the Agency’s policies for recruiting, assessing, and selecting candidates for ATCS positions.  The latest version specifies that […]

NATCA NEGOTIATES INTERIM AGREEMENT AT AEX

NATCA has finalized an interim collective bargaining agreement with the Department of Defense, Alexandria Air Traffic Control Tower (AEX), Louisiana Air National Guard, Department of the Air Force, Air National Guard Unit 259th ATCS, Alexandria, LA.  The Interim Agreement […]

HRPM LWS-8.20 PAID PARENTAL LEAVE LANGUAGE BRIEFING

On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, the Agency briefed NATCA on its plans to implement HRPM 8.20, which contains language and provisions intended to administer the new paid leave category for Paid Parental Leave (PPL).  For instance, […]

DOMESTIC TRAVEL POLICY

On July 16, 2020, the Agency briefed NATCA regarding requirements for domestic travel during the phased return to the workplace due to COVID-19.  Under the phased return to the workplace, the Agency will approve overnight domestic […]

Runway Safety/ Runway Status Lights

Bridget Singratanakul is the Article 114 Rep for Runway Safety/Runway Status Lights.  Background: The Runway Safety group aims to embody a safe flight — both at its start and at its conclusion. It continues to be one of the FAA’s […]

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Professional Standards

Lydia Baune (GEG) and Chris Keyes (ZDC) are the national Professional Standard Representatives.  Background:  NATCA’s Professional Standards (PS) program has now processed over 3,350 cases since the program began in 2010. The program helps to maintain, promote, and inspire […]

NextGen

Adam Rhodes (I90) is the National NextGen Representative for NATCA.      Background:   Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is the modernization of America’s air transportation system to make flying safer, more efficient, and more predictable.  NextGen is […]

SURVEILLANCE BROADCAST SERVICES (SBS) OFFICE

Dan Hamilton is the Article 114 Representative to the SBS Office.  Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)  Background:  The Surveillance and Broadcast Services (SBS) program was created to manage  a program that will enable the air traffic control (ATC) system to […]

Human Performance

Aaron Katz is the National Human Performance Rep.   Background: The Human Performance Representative is the NATCA liaison to AJI 155, the FAA Human Performance office. The office is comprised of a group manager (currently Jason Demagalski) and 5 scientists (the […]

Information Display System Replacement Program (IDSR)

Richie Smith  is the Article 114 Representative   The IDS Replacement program was originally supposed to replace all of the Information Display Systems in the NAS with one product known as NIDS (NAS IDS). The program was later […]

ENTERPRISE-INFORMATION DISPLAY SYSTEM (E-IDS)

Amanda Richardson is the Article 114 Representative for Enterprise-Information Display System (E-IDS).  Background:  The Enterprise Information Display System (E-IDS) project aims to replace all existing IDSs in the NAS, providing the Agency with one enterprise solution across […]

National Airspace Initiatives

Established on Required Navigation Performance (EoR)  Performance-Based Navigation (PBN)  Josh Haviland is the Article 114 National Airspace Rep, Article 114 National EoR Rep, and Article 114 PBN Co-Lead for the Western Service Area Operations Support Group.  EoR Background: Required Navigation […]

NAVAIDS Monitoring Equipment (NME)

Corrie Conrad is the Article 114 Representative for NME  Background: Two different consolidated control and monitoring systems are currently operating in the National Airspace System (NAS) – the Integrated Control and Monitoring System (ICMS) and the Universal […]

Weather

Eric Avila is the Article 114 Weather Representative.    Background:   The Aviation Weather Display (AWD) will consolidate the Weather and Radar Processor (WARP), Integrated Terminal Weather System (ITWS), and Corridor Integrated Weather System (CIWS).  In addition, the […]

Professional Standards

Background:   NATCA’s Professional Standards (PS) program has now processed over 3,350 cases since the program began in 2010. The program helps to maintain, promote, and inspire professionalism throughout the NAS. The purpose of the PS program is […]

NextGen

Adam Rhodes (I90) is the National NextGen Representative for NATCA.       Background:  Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is the modernization of America’s air transportation system to make flying safer, more efficient, and more predictable.  NextGen is not […]

Human Performance

Aaron Katz (P50) is the current National Human Performance Rep.    Background:  The Human Performance Representative is the NATCA liaison to AJI-155, the FAA Human Performance office.   The office is comprised of a group manager (currently Jason Demagalski) and […]

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES & OCEANIC PROCEDURES (ATOP)  

John Lenhart (ZOA) is the Article 114 Representative for Advanced Technologies & Oceanic Procedures (ATOP).     ATOP Program    Background:   The ATOP system processes information consistent with system calculations or expectations (e.g. vertical movement) and provides alerts to controllers […]

SURVEILLANCE BROADCAST SERVICES (SBS) OFFICE

Dan Hamilton is the Article 114 Representative to the SBS Office  Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)  Background: The Surveillance and Broadcast Services (SBS) program was created to manage a program that will enable the air traffic control (ATC) system […]

Information Display System Replacement Program (IDSR)

Richie Smith (N90) is the Article 114 IDS-R Representative   Background: The IDS Replacement program was originally supposed to replace all of the Information Display Systems in the NAS with one product known as NIDS (NAS IDS). The program was later reduced to 41 […]

Enterprise Information Display System (E-IDS)

Amanda Richardson is the Article 114 Representative for Enterprise-Information Display System (E-IDS).  Background:  The Enterprise Information Display System (E-IDS) project aims to replace all existing IDSs in the NAS, providing the Agency with one enterprise solution across […]

Commercial Space

Paul Behan is the Article 114 Rep for Commercial Space integration.   Background:  Historically, space launch and reentry operations in the NAS occurred infrequently and were segregated from other operations by containing them within special activity airspace […]

BRIEFING REQUESTS: June 29 – July 14, 2020

On July 8, 2020, NATCA requested a briefing on Zoom Video Conferencing – Recording Option Activation.  We are currently waiting for a response from the Agency to our request. POCs: Labor Relations Attorney Suzanne DeFelice, Senior […]

UPGRADE FROM NOP TO NOP 2.0

On June 16, 2020, the Agency briefed NATCA regarding intended upgrades to the National Offload Program (NOP).  The NOP system maintains data used by numerous applications in support of the National Airspace System (NAS).  The NOP […]

RETURN TO WORKPLACE TOOLKIT BRIEFING

On July 1, 2020, the Agency briefed NATCA on its plans to implement a Return to Workplace Toolkit, which serves to outline high-level activities that should be taken to prepare the facility and workforce to return […]

RETURN TO WORK BRIEFING: GATING CRITERIA

On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, the Agency briefed NATCA regarding the gating criteria and the data that the Agency uses to analyze COVID-19 related information, and to strategically decide when the next return to work phase […]

UPDATE: H.R. 1108, the Aviation Funding Stability Act

NATCA’s Government Affairs staff is working with House leadership and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee staff to ensure the Aviation Funding Stability Act (H.R. 1108) comes to the House floor for a vote. NATCA’s field […]

Congress Debates Air Travel in the COVID-19 Era

As air travel ramps up to meet a modest yet increased demand during the pandemic, Congress has been debating health and safety policies for the aviation industry. NATCA’s Government Affairs staff members have been tuning in […]

Congress Adapts to its New ‘Normal’

The uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has required Congress to develop new and innovative ways of conducting business. The House has adopted rules that allow virtual committee work, including hearings and markups, as well […]

AIR-700 REFINEMENT PHASE 1A MOU

On June 17, 2020, NATCA and the Agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) concerning the Aircraft Certification (AIR) Compliance and Airworthiness Division (AIR-700) Refinement Plans for AIR-732 and AIR-734 (AIR-700 Refinement Phase 1A).  Bargaining Unit […]

SURVEYS: June 15 – 24, 2020

NATCA recommends participation in the International Engagement Awareness Survey for the bargaining unit employees in the Region X AVS bargaining unit. If you have any questions regarding this survey, please contact Senior Labor Relations Administrator Kendal […]

BRIEFING REQUESTS: June 15 – 24, 2020

On June 24, 2020, NATCA requested a briefing on the FAA’s Plan to Promulgate Guidance on Annual Leave and Other Paid Time Off.  We are currently waiting for a response from the Agency to our request. […]

SURVEYS: June 1 – 11, 2020

NATCA recommends participation in the AJW COVID-19 Employee Survey. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact Senior Labor Relations Administrator Kendal Manson at kmanson@natcadc.org.

BRIEFING REQUESTS: June 3 – 11, 2020

On June 11, 2020, NATCA requested a briefing on the Planning and Requirements Group Structural Realignment.  We are currently waiting for a response from the Agency to our request. POCs: Senior Labor Relations Administrator Kendal Manson, […]

NATCA Members Involved in SpaceX Launch

Those of you who were with us at Communicating For Safety the past couple of years heard from officials at SpaceX. They and others from NATCA, the FAA, and local organizations, who work collaboratively on space […]

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Request for Volunteer: Tower Mobile Training App

NATCA is soliciting for one volunteer to act as a subject matter expert (SME) for the Tower Mobile Training App. The Tower Mobile Training SME will work with Agency counterparts to obtain validation of ATC requirements […]

Advocating for Paid Parental Leave for FAA Employees

On May 13, NATCA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide 12 weeks of paid parental leave for qualifying events occurring on or after Oct. 1, 2020. This benefit covers all members […]

BRIEFING REQUESTS: May 22 – June 2, 2020

On June 2, 2020, NATCA requested a briefing on FAA order 6750.34E Change 3, Instrument Landing System and Ancillary Electronic Component Configuration and Performance Requirements.  We are currently waiting for a response from the Agency to […]

PM-9.2 RECOGNIZING EMPLOYEES MOU

On June 1, 2020, NATCA and the Agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) concerning HRPM PM-9.2 Recognizing Employees.  The MOU provides that bargaining unit employees (BUEs) who choose to recognize their peers will have access […]

SURVEYS: MAY 4 – 29, 2020

NATCA recommends participation in the Automated Inventory Tracking System (AITS) Survey for the Region X ACQ bargaining unit. NATCA recommends participation in the Real Estate Management System (REMs) Survey for the Region X ACQ bargaining unit. […]

BRIEFING REQUESTS: MAY 4 – 18, 2020

On May 18, 2020, NATCA requested a briefing on FAA Order 8260.26.G, Establishing Submission Cutoff Dates for Civil Instrument Flight Procedures.  We are currently in the process of scheduling this briefing. POCs: Labor Relations Staff Representative […]

EMP-1.27 FURLOUGH MOU

On May 15, 2020, NATCA and the Agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) concerning HRPM EMP-1.27 Furlough, EMP-1.27a Shutdown Furlough, EMP-1.27b Discretionary Furlough, EMP-1.27c Weather (Emergency) Furlough, and related HRPM Reference Materials.  The MOU supplements […]

SURVEILLANCE BROADCAST SERVICES (SBS) OFFICE

Dan Hamilton (SFO) is the Article 114 Representative to the SBS Office. Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) Background:  The Surveillance and Broadcast Services (SBS) program was created to manage a program that will enable the air […]

NAS Voice over IP Communication Enterprise (VoICE)

Jon Shedden represents the NATCA membership as the Article 114 Representative to the VoICE project.    Background:  The National Airspace System (NAS) VoICE program will encompass what was the NVS program. This will include acquisitions to replace our aging voice switches, as […]

IDSR- Information Display System Replacement Program

Richie Smith (N90) is the Article 114 IDSR Representative  Background:  The IDS Replacement program was originally supposed to replace all of the Information Display Systems in the NAS with one product known as NIDS (NAS IDS). The […]

PRE-3.11 NIGHT DIFFERENTIAL

On April 30, 2020, the Agency briefed NATCA regarding the establishment of PRE-3.11 Night Differential.  PRE-3.11 replaces and cancels portions of: (1) FAA Order 3550.10 Pay Administration Chapter 2: Premium Pay; and (2) Personnel Reform Implementation […]

AIR-700 REFINEMENT PLANS FOR AIR-720 AND AIR-730

On January 29, 2020, the Agency briefed NATCA regarding its intent to partially refine the Aircraft Certification (AIR) Compliance and Airworthiness Division (AIR-700) by renaming two branches, establishing sections and units within those branches, and staffing […]

AIR-700 REFINEMENT PLANS FOR AIR-720 AND AIR-730 MOU

On March 13, 2020, NATCA and the Agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) concerning the Aircraft Certification (AIR) Compliance and Airworthiness Division (AIR-700) Refinement Plans for AIR-720 and AIR-730 (AIR-700 Refinement).  Bargaining Unit Status (BUS) […]

TECHNICAL OPERATIONS SERVICES DISTRICT OPTIMIZATION

On February 12, 2020, the Agency briefed NATCA regarding its intent to align Technical Operations Services (AJW) with the airspace boundaries of the Air Route Traffic Control Centers through a process called District Optimization.  This realignment […]

ADMS BRIEFING

On Friday, March 3, 2020, NATCA was informed by the Agency of its plans to make changes to the Airport Document Management System (ADMS), which was formerly named the ARP Electronic Document Management System (ARP eDMS). […]

FAA ORDER 3750.7B BRIEFING

On March 4, 2020, the Agency provided NATCA with a briefing about FAA Order 3750.7B – Ethical Conduct and Financial Disclosure, which made minor revisions to FAA Order 3750.7A.  The new order sets forth the procedures and […]

AFM-300 BRIEFING

On Tuesday, February 25, 2020, NATCA was informed by the Agency of its plans to initiate organizational changes within the Property Accounting and Reporting Division (AFM-300).  The changes are to the Agency’s internal organizational structure, and […]

TFMS DSP ENHANCEMENTS

On April 20, 2020, the FAA briefed NATCA on additional enhancements to the Departure Spacing Program (DSP), which is currently deployed to manage departure fix constraints at the New York area Airport Traffic Control Towers (ATCTs), […]

FAA BRIEFING ON FAVES ZOOM FOR GOVERNMENT

On March 19, 2020, the Agency provided notice about the upcoming release of FAVES Zoom for Government, a video conferencing option in FAVES.  NATCA requested a briefing, which was held on March 26, 2020.  At the briefing, […]

AFM-3 BRIEFING

On Tuesday, February 25, 2020, NATCA was informed by the Agency of its plans to initiate organizational changes within the Property Accounting and Reporting Division (AFM-300).  The changes are to the Agency’s internal organizational structure and […]

NATCA PREVAILS IN DISCIPLINARY GRIEVANCE ARBITRATION CASE FROM NWM

NATCA recently prevailed in an arbitration case disputing a five-day suspension arising out of NATCA’s Northwest Mountain Region.  The arbitration involved argument surrounding Articles 19 and 29 of the CBA, regarding Hazardous Weather and Excused Absences.  Arbitrator Timothy […]

FAA BRIEFING ON JO 7200.25, JATOC

On March 9, 2020, the Agency provided notice of its intent to implement JO 7200.25, Joint Air Traffic Operations Command (JATOC).  The Agency wrote that JATOC was established by the Air Traffic Organization (ATO) to integrate […]

FAA BRIEFING ON JO 1900.47F

During the briefing regarding FAA Order 7200.25, Joint Air Traffic Operations Command (JATOC) on March 30, 2020, NATCA became aware of changes that the Agency intends to make to Air Traffic Control Operational Contingency Plans (JO 1900.47F).  NATCA […]

BRIEFING REQUESTS: April 1-15, 2020

On April 15, 2020, NATCA requested a briefing on the Human Resource Policy Manual (HRPM) PRE-3.11 – Night Differential.  We are currently waiting for a response from the Agency to our request. POCs: Chief of Staff […]

SURVEYS: Feb. 10 – May 1, 2020

NATCA recommends participation in the ACQ 2020 Customer Survey (AAP-700) for Region X. NATCA recommends participation in the ANG Safety Office Survey for the Region X BUEs working at the William J Hughes Technical Center in […]

Commercial Space

COMMERCIAL SPACE    Paul Behan is the Article 114 Commercial Space Representative.    Background: Historically, space launch and reentry operations in the NAS occurred infrequently and were segregated from other operations by containing them within special activity airspace (SAA). […]

ENTERPRISE-INFORMATION DISPLAY SYSTEM (E-IDS)

Amanda Richardson is the Article 114 Representative for Enterprise-Information Display System (E-IDS) work.  The Enterprise Information Display System (E-IDS) project aims to replace all existing IDSs in the National Airspace System (NAS), providing the Agency with one enterprise […]

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS):

Tony Walsh (ZMP) is the NATCA Article 114 Representative for UAS.   Background: The safe integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the NAS is an on-going process that continually evolves with rapidly changing technological advancements.  UAS integration will require […]

ENTERPRISE-INFORMATION DISPLAY SYSTEM (E-IDS)

Amanda Richardson is the Article 114 Representative for Enterprise-Information Display System (E-IDS) work. Background:  The Enterprise Information Display System (E-IDS) project aims to replace all existing IDSs in the National Airspace System (NAS), providing the Agency with […]

INTEGRATED DISPLAY SYSTEM REPLACEMENT (IDS-R)

Richie Smith is NATCA’s Article 114 Representative for IDS-R.   Background:  The IDS-R/NAS Information Display System (NIDS) program was originally baselined to replace all terminal IDS systems but was cut down to 41 networks over the course of […]

NAS Voice over IP Communication Enterprise (VoICE)

Jon Shedden represents the NATCA membership as the Article 114 Representative to the VoICE project.   Background:  The National Airspace System (NAS) VoICE program will encompass what was the NVS program. This will include acquisitions to replace our […]

NEXTGEN

Adam Rhodes (I90) is the National NextGen Representative for NATCA.  Background:  Next Generation Air Transportation System (NEXGEN) is the modernization of America’s air transportation system to make flying safer, more efficient, and more predictable.  NEXGEN is not one […]

SURVEILLANCE BROADCAST SERVICES (SBS) OFFICE

Dan Hamilton is the Article 114 Representative to the SBS Office. Background:  The Surveillance and Broadcast Services (SBS) program was created to manage a program that will enable the air traffic control (ATC) system to migrate from […]

Commercial Space

Paul Behan is the Article 114 Commercial Space Representative.   Background: Historically, space launch and reentry operations in the NAS occurred infrequently and were segregated from other operations by containing them within special activity airspace (SAA). These launch […]

INTEGRATED DISPLAY SYSTEM REPLACEMENT (IDS-R) 

Richie Smith is NATCA’s Article 114 Representative for IDS-R.    The IDSR/NAS Information Display System (NIDS) program was originally baselined to replace all terminal IDS systems but was cut down to 41 networks over the course of time for financial reasons. […]

NAS Voice over IP Communication Enterprise (VoICE) 

Jon Shedden represents the NATCA membership as the Article 114 Representative to the VoICE project.    Background:  The National Airspace System (NAS) VoICE program will encompass what was the NVS program. This will include acquisitions to replace our aging voice switches, as […]

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES & OCEANIC PROCEDURES (ATOP)

John Lenhart (ZOA) is the Article 114 Representative for Advanced Technologies & Oceanic Procedures (ATOP).  ATOP Program Background:  The ATOP program consists of an ATOP Program Manager, NATCA National Lead, NATCA Site Leads, and operational area Subject […]

Human Performance

Aaron Katz is the Article 114 National Human Performance Representative.  Background:  The Human Performance Representative is the NATCA liaison to AJI-155, the FAA Human Performance office. The office is comprised of a group manager (currently Jason Demagalski) […]

RUNWAY SAFETY

Bridget Singratanakul (Gee) (DFW) is NATCA’s Runway Safety Action Team (RSAT) Representative.  She also serves