The organisers of ATC Global 2013 have unveiled the finalists for the 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 12 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.
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.
"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 because of 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 key sectors - will be judged by a panel of independent judges coordinated by Graham Lake, the former director general at CANSO.
To register for ATC Global 2013 or see the full list of finalists, visit www.atcglobalhub.com.