Annually hosted by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), Communicating for Safety (CFS) is the aviation industry’s leading conference focusing on safety, technology and building relationships with other aviation professionals. This three-day conference is unique in that it's the only conference of its kind to focus specifically on the air traffic needs of all members of the aviation community who are affected by the National Airspace System (NAS).Included throughout the conference are presentations and forums given by top aviation professionals that concentrate on how to further improve communication and relationships among pilots, controllers and other professionals with a vested interest in aviation safety. Attendees learn about various topics which include the effects weather and other environmental factors have on:-aviation safety-new technology and programs-professional standards-information sharing and safety reporting systems-pilot-controller communications-human factors and modernization efforts.
Moderated panels with aviation stakeholders provide opportunities for CFS attendees to openly ask questions and discuss their concerns.
Each year, CFS concludes on a high note, with the Archie League Medal of Safety Awards. The only award of its kind, the Archie League Medal of Safety recognizes air traffic controllers who have handled significant and often dangerous air traffic situations with cool, calm professionalism. Though if you were to ask the award winners about it, most would simply say they “were just doing their job.”CFS brings together a worldwide array of aviation professionals to discuss the current state of the U.S. and international aviation systems, and how industry leaders and representatives can improve safety.
Those who should attend this conference include air traffic controllers, general aviation and commercial pilots, airport executives, government leaders and aviation industry leaders.