NATCA National Air Traffic Controllers Association - Communicating For Safety Conference 2017
Hosted annually 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). CFS started as an event with just 40 attendees in 1999 and has now become an internationally attended conference, with over 1,500 aviation industry leaders and representatives coming together to improve safety. 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.