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Silver Sponsor:

1001 Boston Post Rd
Marlboro, MA 01752

Raytheon is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With 2010 sales of $25B USD, the company employs 72,000 employees worldwide. With a history of innovation spanning 89 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is a world leader in providing fully integrated Communication, Navigation, Surveillance and Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) solutions throughout the world. Raytheon designs, manufactures, and services a full line of modern Air Traffic Management (ATM) systems and products for civil and military applications around the world.

Silver Sponsor:

Thales ATM, Inc.
2733 S. Crystal Dr. #1200
Arlington, VA 22202

Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Space, Defense, Security and Transportation markets. With 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. As a world leader in Air Traffic Management, Thales offers a comprehensive range of air traffic solutions, including air traffic control centers, tower systems, surveillance, navigation and communication systems, as well as an extended range of customer services. Thales is a leader in the ATM industry with a worldwide presence, catering to different ATM standards in Europe, Asia and the USA.

Bronze Sponsor:

Iridium Communications Inc.
1750 Tysons Blvd. Suite 1400
McLean, VA 22102

Iridium the only satellite communications company that offers truly global voice and data communications with coverage of the entire Earth, including oceans, airways and Polar Regions. Iridium voice and data products provide communications solutions that allow global companies, government agencies and individuals to stay connected, everywhere. A technology innovator and market leader, Iridium is advancing the way global enterprises conduct daily mission-critical activities through reliable, near real-time, communications services. Iridium's 66 low-Earth orbiting (LEO) cross-linked satellites – the world's largest commercial constellation – operate as a fully meshed network that is supported by multiple in-orbit spares.

Bronze Sponsor:

National Air Traffic Controllers Association
1325 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20005

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) represents over 20,000 air traffic controllers, engineers, and other aviation safety-related professionals. NATCA is a federal sector labor union and a direct affiliate of the AFL-CIO. NATCA’s members can be found in every state, territory and possession in the United States. NATCA represents not only the interests of its members, but the safety interests of the flying public as well. NATCA members continually strive to improve and enhance aviation safety, and are proud to provide the safest air traffic control system in the world.

Bronze Sponsor:

SAP Government at Carahsoft
12369 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191

The SAP Public Sector set of solutions is tailored to meet the standards, processes and operational requirements of the federal government. Built on functional best practices and insights from over 30 years of public sector experience, SAP helps federal agencies increase efficiency, reduce costs and maximize the performance of missions.

William E. Jackson & RTCA Awards Luncheon Sponsor

The Boeing Company
1200 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22209

The Boeing Global ATM Solutions team is working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO) and international air traffic management agencies to improve the world’s air traffic system. Boeing is looking at various phases of flight to identify and implement solutions to increase flight efficiency and improve overall system operations. By taking advantage of current capabilities onboard aircraft and integrating fully with the ATC ground systems, efficiencies can be gained.

William E. Jackson & RTCA Awards Luncheon Sponsor:

Lockheed Martin
9231 Corporate Blvd.
Rockville, MD 20850

Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 132,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.

Audience Response System Sponsor:

11951 Freedom Dr.
Reston, VA 20190

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 215,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$21.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2010.

Coffee Mug and Continental Breakfast Sponsor, Thursday

Booz Allen Hamilton
13200 Woodland Park Road
Herndon, VA 20171

Booz Allen Hamilton is a leading provider of management and technology consulting services to the U.S. government in the defense, intelligence and civil markets. Booz Allen is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, employs more than 25,000 people, and had revenue of approximately $5 billion in its latest fiscal year.

Continental Breakfast Co-Sponsor, Wednesday

General Aviation Manufacturers Association
1400 K Street, NW Suite 801
Washington, DC 20005

From its start in 1970, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has been devoted to one primary purpose: to foster and advance the general welfare, safety, interests and activities of general aviation. This includes promoting a better understanding of general aviation and the important role it plays in economic growth and in serving the transportation needs of communities, companies and individuals worldwide. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with an additional office in Brussels, Belgium, GAMA represents over 65 of the world’s leading manufacturers of fixed wing general aviation airplanes, engines, avionics, and components. In addition to building nearly all of the general aviation airplanes flying worldwide today, GAMA member companies also operate fleets of airplanes, fixed-based operations, pilot / technician training centers, and maintenance facilities worldwide.

Continental Breakfast Co-Sponsor, Wednesday

National Business Aviation Association
1200 18th Street, NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 8,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world’s largest civil aviation trade show.

Thursday Lunch Co-Sponsor: 

12930 Worldgate Drive
Herndon VA, 20170

ITT is a top-10 U.S. defense contractor and a leading supplier of sophisticated defense solutions with more than 60 years of experience providing communications, sensing and surveillance, space, and advanced engineering and integrated services for government and commercial customers. Over those 60 years, ITT has provided trusted air traffic control (ATC) technology, support and systems integration. We offer unmatched expertise in legacy ATC communications systems and are working with NASA and the FAA to define the future of ATC communications. We also supply leading-edge ATC navigation technology and advanced surveillance technologies and integrated ATC platforms around the world.

Thursday Lunch Co-Sponsor:

1000 Red Maple View Terrace
Churchton, MD 20733

For over 75 years Jeppesen has made it possible for pilots and their passengers to safely and efficiently reach their destinations. Today this pioneering spirit continues as Jeppesen delivers dynamic information and technology-based information management tool sets essential to navigation and efficient operations management to air, sea and rail operators around the globe. The world’s largest publisher of aviation data and the leader in charting and aviation data management, Jeppesen enables safe, efficient flight through electronic flight bag; flight planning and management; airspace design, analysis, simulation and modeling; PBN design; and optimization solutions. A subsidiary of The Boeing Company, Jeppesen operates from nearly 50 offices around the globe.

Coffee Break Sponsor, Wednesday Morning:

The MITRE Corporation
7515 Colshire Drive
McLean, VA 22102

The MITRE Corporation (MITRE), a not-for-profit organization chartered to work in the public interest, operates the Center for Advanced Aviation System Development (CAASD), a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), for the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). CAASD is dedicated to improving the safety, security, and efficiency of aviation systems worldwide. For over 50 years CAASD has provided the FAA, civil aviation authorities, international airport authorities, airlines and other aviation organizations with unbiased technical aviation expertise. MITRE has over 7,000 scientists, engineers, and support specialists. MITRE is uniquely qualified to help clients integrate operational needs with technical capabilities.

Coffee Break Sponsor, Wednesday Afternoon:

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
421 Aviation Way
Frederick, MD 21701

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to general aviation, was established in 1939. From the start, AOPA has fought to keep general aviation fun, safe, and affordable. As AOPA looks back on its first 70 years, and ahead to the next century, AOPA remains at the heart of general aviation, representing over 400,000 members—more than any other aviation organization in the world. We continue to work at the international, federal, state, and local levels to advance general aviation’s cause, and continue to help pilots stay safe and get the most out of their flying.

Coffee Break Sponsor, Thursday Morning:

CSSI, Inc.
400 Virginia Ave, SW Ste. 750
Washington, DC 20024

CSSI is a dynamic, multi-disciplinary firm with leading-edge skills in engineering, information technology, safety management and applied research. Serving the aerospace, defense, and transportation sectors, CSSI is committed to its customers and to delivering strong leadership, sound solutions, and innovative thinking.

As an ISO 9001-2000-certified company, CSSI is leveraging its unparalleled experience to help design and develop the Next Generation Air Transportation System. CSSI is also supporting the Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Organization’s Office of Safety in its mission to improve safety and reduce risk in the National Airspace System.

Symposium Bag Sponsor:

General Dynamics
400 John Quincy Adams Rd.
Taunton, MA 02780

General Dynamics is a leading integrator and provider of solutions and services that create decisive advantages for users worldwide. Using domain expertise in world-class information assurance, command and control, advanced communication systems, large scale wireless systems, and global information networks, we provide secure, scalable, interoperable solutions that enable the continuous flow of critical information. Our experience with air/ground communications, air traffic center voice communications for the DoD, advanced business jet development/manufacturing, and mission critical communications will help support the FAA’s vision for the future of air traffic control.

Symposium Portfolio Sponsor:

Mosaic ATM, Inc.
801 Sycolin Rd. Suite 306
Leesburg, VA 20175

Mosaic ATM, Inc. was founded in 2004 to conduct research and development for improving the efficiency and safety of air transportation. Mosaic ATM maintains a strong, cooperative relationship with the FAA, ATC facilities and specialists, NASA, major airlines and air cargo operators. Mosaic ATM performs a combination of Government-funded research and development, commercial services and product development, consulting, and internal research and development. Significant corporate infrastructure has been developed to support future efforts including data repositories, software libraries, analysis tools, algorithms and processes that are critical to the successful development of advanced systems for aviation, military and commercial markets.

Laptop Lane Sponsor:

400 Virginia Avenue SW Suite 800
Washington, DC 20024

SAIC is a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering, and technology applications company using deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. Our 43,000 employees serve customers in military and civil federal government organizations, as well as in selected commercial markets. In support of RTCA’s Task Force 5’s critical FAA work, SAIC provided two senior division managers throughout the five months of initial Task Force 5 development. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, SAIC’s FY2011 revenues were $11.1 billion.

Badge and Lanyard Sponsor:

Metron Aviation, Inc.
45300 Catalina Court Suite 10
Dulles, VA 20166

Founded in 1995, Metron Aviation pioneered the advancement of Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM), working with the FAA to develop the industry’s first Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) platform for optimizing system-wide traffic flow. Metron Aviation provides concept engineering, advanced research, software development, traffic flow management, surface operations management, airspace design and environmental analysis solutions to the global aviation industry. Metron Aviation fuses advanced science and mathematics with unparalleled subject-matter expertise to turn groundbreaking Air Traffic Management (ATM) research concepts into next-generation operational capabilities. Metron Aviation customers include the FAA, NAV CANADA, NASA, ATNS, FedEx, Air Canada, Memphis International Airport, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, Airservices Australia and many more.

Industry Reception Co-Sponsor:

Air Line Pilots Association, International
535 Herndon Parkway
Herndon, VA 20170

The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents nearly 53,000 pilots at 38 U.S. and Canadian airlines. Founded in 1931, the Association is chartered by the AFL-CIO and the Canadian Labour Congress. Known internationally as ALPA-I, it is a member of the International Federation of Air Line Pilot Associations.

Industry Reception Co-Sponsor:

Air Transport Association of America, Inc.
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20004

Founded in 1936, the Air Transport Association of America, Inc. (ATA) is the nation’s oldest and largest airline trade association. The association’s fundamental purpose is to foster a business and regulatory environment that ensures safe and secure air transportation and enables U.S. airlines to flourish, stimulating economic growth locally, nationally and internationally. By working with its members in the technical, legal and political arenas, ATA leads industry efforts to fashion crucial aviation policy and supports measures that enhance aviation safety, security and well-being. ATA airline members and their affiliates transport more than 90 percent of all U.S. airline passenger and cargo traffic.

Industry Reception Co-Sponsor:

Regional Airline Association
2025 M Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036

With safety as its highest priority, RAA represents North American regional airlines, and the manufacturers of products and services supporting the regional airline industry, before the Congress, DOT, FAA and other federal agencies. Founded in 1975, Washington, DC-based RAA also provides a wide array of technical, government relations and public relations services for regional airlines. The association's 31 member airlines and 280 associate members represent the key decision makers of this vital sector of the commercial aviation industry.

Industry Reception Co-Sponsor:

Rockwell Collins
400 Collins Rd. NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52498

Rockwell Collins is a pioneer in the design, production and support of innovative solutions for our customers in aerospace and defense. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management, and simulation and training is strengthened by our global service and support network that spans 27 countries. Working together, our global team of 20,000 employees shares a vision to create the most trusted source of communication and aviation electronics solutions, applying both insight and foresight to help our customers succeed. This is how we create value for our customers. And how we build trust, every day.

Conference Pen Sponsor:

2551 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD 21401

ARINC, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, provides communications, engineering and integration solutions for commercial, defense and government customers worldwide. Headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland with regional offices in London and Singapore, ARINC is ISO 9001:2008 certified.

Association Partner:

1775 K Street, NW Suite 500
Washington, DC 20006

Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) represents airports in the US and Canada. The mission of ACI-NA is to advocate policies and provide services that strengthen airports’ ability to serve their passengers, customers and communities with particular focus on the safety, efficiency and reliability of air travel.

View sponsorship opportunities here or contact:

Jenn Heinold, CEM
P: 301-354-1813
F: 301-340-7136
Tish Drake
Publisher, Avionics
P: 800-325-0156

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