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Media Advisory: NATCA’s Safety Conference Begins Monday; Live Webcast

CONTACT: Sarah McCann, 315-796-1560

The Communicating For Safety conference (CFS), the aviation industry’s leading safety conference hosted annually by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), will be broadcast online starting Monday, March 21. CFS is the only conference that focuses specifically on the air traffic needs of all members of the international and national aviation communities and the advancement of the National Airspace System (NAS). Details are below:

WHAT: 18th annual Communicating For Safety (CFS) conference.

WHEN: Monday, March 21 at noon PDT, through Wednesday, March 23.

WHERE: Bally’s Hotel, Las Vegas.

LIVE WEBCAST: Available on the NATCA website. Video archive of the conference will also be available on the NATCA YouTube Channel.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: NATCA President Paul Rinaldi, FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker

PANEL TOPICS INCLUDE: The Pros and Cons of the Aviation Innovation Reform & Reauthorization Act; The Implementation of NextGen and SESAR, NextGen’s European equivalent; Remote Towers; Pilot/Controller Communications; Challenges of Integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System; Aviation Weather; How the Media Can Shape Aviation; Improving Safety Through Collaboration; and a discussion with International Air Navigation Service Providers.

FULL AGENDA (subject to change): Available on the Communicating For Safety website.

ARCHIE LEAGUE MEDAL OF SAFETY AWARDS BANQUET: The live webcast begins Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. PDT. This is NATCA’s 12th annual banquet, celebrating the extraordinary work of its members who saved lives during a flight assist or emergency situation in the previous year. The award is named for the first air traffic controller. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta will give a keynote address.