ATCA Tech Symposium 2020 Highlights Next-Gen Technology, Cybersecurity, and Road to Recovery – Connected Aviation Today

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The Air Traffic Control Association’s (ATCA) Tech Symposium recently held a virtual event, in an effort to bring together air traffic management experts to discuss the current state of the industry and the latest advancements.

Though the in-person interactions were no longer at the forefront, this virtual event was organized with the FAA and NASA and included 13 hours of programming with over 45 speakers from the industry.

With the theme of “Advancing Aviation into the Next Decade and Beyond,” ATCA’s CEO Peter Dumont reflected on the industry and how it has faced many challenges thus far. Dumont noted that ATCA has always been at the forefront in helping industry and members develop new procedures, implement new technologies, and amplify the voices of its members. Looking to the decade ahead, this job continues to be of great importance.

Additional topics revolved around the ongoing evolution and integration of next-generation air traffic technology and what role it will play in the gradual reopening of the airways. Emphasis was high on the importance of automation and the technologies that will boost safety considering COVID-19. Another common thread among panelists was the growing concern for cybersecurity and how to protect data across the …

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