Welcome!

SDN Journal Authors: Elizabeth White, Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan, Stefan Bernbo, TJ Randall

News Feed Item

ATC Global Excellence Awards Announce Finalists

LONDON, January 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Annual industry event names finalists in the running to win prestigious award and confirms Yves Rossy (Jetman) as after dinner speaker

Organisers of ATC Global 2013 today unveiled the finalists for its inaugural Excellence Awards, held in association with Air Traffic Management magazine. The prestigious award ceremony will take place at the Amsterdam RAI on the evening of Tuesday, 12th March 2013. This will form part of the VIP Gala Dinner held in the Grand Elicium Ballroom on the first night of ATC Global 2013 featuring special guest speaker Yves Rossy.

Over 45 finalists have been shortlisted for the awards and a raft of distinguished names from across the air traffic management industry will gather to recognise organisations and individuals for their leadership excellence and their contributions to outstanding improvements in air traffic management this year.  

Paula Milburn, ATC Global Director, said: "The ATC Global Excellence Awards have been developed in consultation with industry experts to something innovative and different. The awards will recognise the work of organisations and individuals that have been instrumental in driving the ATM industry forward.  It will place a special focus on people who have made a real difference in delivering ATM performance and whose contributions may not be well known." Milburn continues, "We are delighted to announce such a distinguished line up of finalists, highlighting where real progress has been made in the last year to improve ATM performance in safety, cost-effectiveness, delay reduction and environmental management."

An additional highlight for the gala evening includes an after dinner speech by Swiss pilot, inventor and aviation enthusiast Yves Rossy, better known as Jetman by many in the industry due to his creation of a jet-powered wing, making him the first jet-powered flying man in the history of aviation.

The achievements of the finalists; the organisations and individuals who have succeeded in delivering real progress across nine sectors key to the future of the industry, will be judged by a panel of independent judges. The judges have been selected for their seniority, experience and influence as key stakeholders and commentators in global ATM.

Judging will be coordinated by Graham Lake, the former Director General at CANSO and the panel this year includes Fabio Gamba, CEO at the European Business Aviation Association, Steve Fulton, Technical Fellow at GE Aviation and pilot for Alaska Airlines, and the CEO of Atlantic Airways, Magni Arnesen, along with Alexis Brathwaite, President and CEO of IFATCA, Marc Baumgartner, former President of IFATCA, current member of the EUROCONTROL Performance Review Commission, Patrick Goudou, the Executive Director at the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Captain Lars GV Lindberg, President and Chairman of the board at Avtech and the Director General of ASECNA, Amadou Ousmane Guitteye.

Esteemed media representatives also joining the judging panel include Aimee Turner, Editor for Air Traffic Management Magazine, Christopher Surgenor, Editor and Publisher of Greenaironline, David Learmount, Safety Editor, Flight International, as well as Air Transport Editor for Flight International and Flightglobal.com, David Kaminiski-Morrow, John Croft, Avionics & Safety Editor for Aviation Week and the Editor of ATC Global Insight, Philip Butterworth-Hayes.

Now in its 23rd year, ATC Global brings together over 5,500 ATM professionals from 116 countries annually. The awards ceremony presented by Anne de Baetzelier, a former Miss Belgium and whose credits include presenting on the Belgium VTM Network, will sit alongside the ATC Global 2013 three-day Exhibition and Conference, 12-14 March at the Amsterdam RAI.

To register for ATC Global 2013 please visit http://www.atcglobalhub.com. If you would like more information on the ATC Global Excellence Awards or you would like to book tickets to the evening ceremony please visit http://www.atcglobalawards.com.

Full list of finalists for the ATC Global Excellence Awards 2013:

Environmental Award

  • Cranfield University - Development of Innovative Route Planning Systems and Software Tools for Greener Aircraft Trajectories in the Current and Future ATM Context - GATAC R&D Program
  • GE Aviation (and LAN Airlines, CORPAC, DGAC) - Green Skies of Peru project
  • LFV group - VINGA

Excellence in ANSP Management (Europe and North America)

  • Irish Aviation Authority - Reduced ATM charges for en-route and airport services
  • NATA (ALBANIAN NATIONAL AIR TRAFFIC AGENCY) - NAMP (National Air Traffic Modernisiation Project)
  • USAF - USAF Air Traffic Control Operations Procedures and Training

Excellence in ANSP Management (outside Europe and North America)

  • Airports Authority of India  - Cruising ahead with excellence in ANS
  • Ministry of Transport & Civil Aviation, Afghanistan - Training of Afghan Air Traffic Controllers
  • Namibia Directorate of Civil Aviation - Introduction of Surveillance Control in Namibia
  • Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority - ATM Modernisation Project in the Piarco Flight Information Region

Executive Leadership Award

  • Mr V.Somasundaram, Board Member, Airport Authority of India
  • Dr Daoud Ali Najafi, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, Afhganastan
  • David McMillan, Chairman,  Flight Safety Foundation
  • Eamonn Brennan, CEO, Irish Aviation Authority

Industry Partnership of the Year

  • ACSS - US Airways, ACSS, FAA and EUROCONTROL partnership for NextGen/ADS-B avionics
  • AMP Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd - DCA Projects in Relation to Low Cost Aircraft terminal (LCAT) KLIA Package A (Systems) - KP/KEW/01/2007
  • Guntermann & Drunck GmbH (and EUROCONTROL) - Special KVM products and functions for mission-critical applications in Air Traffic Control
  • Honeywell - ITP
  • Middle East Airlines and Air Arabia - ATS and Technical Affairs
  • Northrop Grumman - Northrop Grumman Airport Systems, VenueSim and East Midlands Airport
  • SCT Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. - SCT Engineering & Myanmar DCA

Outstanding contribution to the next generation of ATM Systems

  • Cranfield University - ENDEAVOUR (Evolutionary Network-Centric Technologies for 4-Dimensional Trajectory-Based Operations in Europe: ATM and Avionics Systems for Intent Validation, Real-Time Optimisation and Uncertainty-Resilient Operations)
  • Honeywell - The Operational approval of the Honeywell GBAS in Newark
  • ICAO/TCB - Introduction of surveillance Control in Namibian Airspace
  • Iridium Communications and Aireon LLC - Revolutionary Surveillance Capability
  • SELEX ES and ROMATSA - Upgrading of the Romanian ATM Systems
  • SELEX ES and UkSATSE - Ukraine "Strila" ATM System Modernization
  • Snowflake Software - Building SWIM B2B Web Services Using Open Standards
  • Thales Air Systems - Integrated Briefing on iPad

Safety Leadership of the Year

  • Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Organization - Proactive Safety Management initiative
  • Honeywell - Smart Landing Smart Runway
  • Incheon International Airport Corp. - CNS/ATM systems service for 100,000 hours without an outage
  • InFlight Labs, LLC - InFlight 911 Services
  • NITA - Commissioning of ATM 9-th automation level system in Russian Federation upper air-space
  • Saab Sensis Corporation -  System Safety Management Transformation FAA Surface Safety Analysis
  • Thales Air Systems - PAM FRA
  • Xsight Systems (and Israel Airport Authority) - FODetect at TLV airport

Strategic Advancement in Air Transport Award

  • Airports Authority of India  - INSPIRE
  • Safeskys - ANSP Accreditation
  • USAF - 618 AOC/XOCZF

The Air Traffic Management Magazine Atlantic Award

  • Air Berlin PLC - First German airline to initiate satellite-based precision landings in Bremen and Innsbruck
  • Aeronautical Radio of Thailand Ltd. - Managing leadership in the process of change related to the introduction of a performance enhancing new technology: The case of Air Traffic Management (ATM) Systems
  • Aurigny - EGNOS
  • BridgeNet International (and Jackson Hole Airport) - Jackson Hole Airport WAAS Curved Approach
  • European Satellite Services Provider - EGNOS SoL SERVICE FOR AVIATION
  • LFV - Green Connection

Follow us online at:    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OR6M98sF9XU

http://www.facebook.com/atcglobalevent?ref=ts 

https://twitter.com/#!/atcglobal

http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1825230&mostPopular=&trk=tyah

Notes to Editors:

About ATC Global:

ATC Global has been uniting the entire ATM industry annually since 1990.  It provides an independent and impartial marketplace for ATM businesses from every region, small and large and regardless of affiliation.  It brings together the broadest range regulatory bodies, ANSPs, industry organisations and suppliers to establish and maintain meaningful partnerships.

The ATC Global conference agenda is set by an Advisory Board made up of senior decision-makers from throughout the industry, determining the right discussions for the whole of the industry.  The conference and workshops examine a wide range of topics, with speakers drawn from all sections of the ATM community.

ATC Global currently holds its annual event at the Amsterdam RAI.  It is a subsidiary of the global B2B communications and marketing provider UBM, now a finalist for the 2012 Haymarket Event Awards.

For further information go to http://www.atcglobalhub.com

About UBM Live:

UBM Live operates a number of market leading exhibitions, awards, websites/online products and publications in twenty different business sectors with offices in the UK, Netherlands, USA, UAE and Brazil. Our brands include CPhI, IFSEC, and Food Ingredients. Cruise Shipping Miami, Technology for Marketing and Advertising, International Confex, Informex and many more.  UBM Live is part of UBM Ltd

For further information go to http://www.ubmlive.com


More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@CloudExpo Stories
Without a clear strategy for cost control and an architecture designed with cloud services in mind, costs and operational performance can quickly get out of control. To avoid multiple architectural redesigns requires extensive thought and planning. Boundary (now part of BMC) launched a new public-facing multi-tenant high resolution monitoring service on Amazon AWS two years ago, facing challenges and learning best practices in the early days of the new service. In his session at 19th Cloud Exp...
"Venafi has a platform that allows you to manage, centralize and automate the complete life cycle of keys and certificates within the organization," explained Gina Osmond, Sr. Field Marketing Manager at Venafi, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Effectively SMBs and government programs must address compounded regulatory compliance requirements. The most recent are Controlled Unclassified Information and the EU's GDPR have Board Level implications. Managing sensitive data protection will likely result in acquisition criteria, demonstration requests and new requirements. Developers, as part of the pre-planning process and the associated supply chain, could benefit from updating their code libraries and design by incorporating changes. In...
"Coalfire is a cyber-risk, security and compliance assessment and advisory services firm. We do a lot of work with the cloud service provider community," explained Ryan McGowan, Vice President, Sales (West) at Coalfire Systems, Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Regulatory requirements exist to promote the controlled sharing of information, while protecting the privacy and/or security of the information. Regulations for each type of information have their own set of rules, policies, and guidelines. Cloud Service Providers (CSP) are faced with increasing demand for services at decreasing prices. Demonstrating and maintaining compliance with regulations is a nontrivial task and doing so against numerous sets of regulatory requirements can be daunting task...
CloudJumper, a Workspace as a Service (WaaS) platform innovator for agile business IT, has been recognized with the Customer Value Leadership Award for its nWorkSpace platform by Frost & Sullivan. The company was also featured in a new report(1) by the industry research firm titled, “Desktop-as-a-Service Buyer’s Guide, 2016,” which provides a comprehensive comparison of DaaS providers, including CloudJumper, Amazon, VMware, and Microsoft.
Businesses and business units of all sizes can benefit from cloud computing, but many don't want the cost, performance and security concerns of public cloud nor the complexity of building their own private clouds. Today, some cloud vendors are using artificial intelligence (AI) to simplify cloud deployment and management. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Ajay Gulati, Co-founder and CEO of ZeroStack, will discuss how AI can simplify cloud operations. He will cover the following topics: why clou...
Fact: storage performance problems have only gotten more complicated, as applications not only have become largely virtualized, but also have moved to cloud-based infrastructures. Storage performance in virtualized environments isn’t just about IOPS anymore. Instead, you need to guarantee performance for individual VMs, helping applications maintain performance as the number of VMs continues to go up in real time. In his session at Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, Product and Marketing at Tintri, sha...
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life sett...
20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy.
More and more companies are looking to microservices as an architectural pattern for breaking apart applications into more manageable pieces so that agile teams can deliver new features quicker and more effectively. What this pattern has done more than anything to date is spark organizational transformations, setting the foundation for future application development. In practice, however, there are a number of considerations to make that go beyond simply “build, ship, and run,” which changes how...
WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web communications world. The 6th WebRTC Summit continues our tradition of delivering the latest and greatest presentations within the world of WebRTC. Topics include voice calling, video chat, P2P file sharing, and use cases that have already leveraged the power and convenience of WebRTC.
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their backend AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT - especially in the connected home and office. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Kocher, founder and managing director of Grey Heron, explained how Amazon is extending its reach to become a major force in IoT by building on its dominant cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strat...
Let’s face it, embracing new storage technologies, capabilities and upgrading to new hardware often adds complexity and increases costs. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Seth Oxenhorn, Vice President of Business Development & Alliances at FalconStor, discussed how a truly heterogeneous software-defined storage approach can add value to legacy platforms and heterogeneous environments. The result reduces complexity, significantly lowers cost, and provides IT organizations with improved efficienc...
Internet-of-Things discussions can end up either going down the consumer gadget rabbit hole or focused on the sort of data logging that industrial manufacturers have been doing forever. However, in fact, companies today are already using IoT data both to optimize their operational technology and to improve the experience of customer interactions in novel ways. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Gordon Haff, Red Hat Technology Evangelist, will share examples from a wide range of industries – includin...
"We build IoT infrastructure products - when you have to integrate different devices, different systems and cloud you have to build an application to do that but we eliminate the need to build an application. Our products can integrate any device, any system, any cloud regardless of protocol," explained Peter Jung, Chief Product Officer at Pulzze Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and busin...
Between 2005 and 2020, data volumes will grow by a factor of 300 – enough data to stack CDs from the earth to the moon 162 times. This has come to be known as the ‘big data’ phenomenon. Unfortunately, traditional approaches to handling, storing and analyzing data aren’t adequate at this scale: they’re too costly, slow and physically cumbersome to keep up. Fortunately, in response a new breed of technology has emerged that is cheaper, faster and more scalable. Yet, in meeting these new needs they...
The cloud promises new levels of agility and cost-savings for Big Data, data warehousing and analytics. But it’s challenging to understand all the options – from IaaS and PaaS to newer services like HaaS (Hadoop as a Service) and BDaaS (Big Data as a Service). In her session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Hannah Smalltree, a director at Cazena, provided an educational overview of emerging “as-a-service” options for Big Data in the cloud. This is critical background for IT and data professionals...
"Once customers get a year into their IoT deployments, they start to realize that they may have been shortsighted in the ways they built out their deployment and the key thing I see a lot of people looking at is - how can I take equipment data, pull it back in an IoT solution and show it in a dashboard," stated Dave McCarthy, Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.