EQUIP 2020 AWARDED ATCA CHAIRMAN’S CITATION OF MERIT AWARD

The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) recently announced that Equip 2020 will be honored with the Chairman’s Citation of Merit Award for 2015 at their annual awards luncheon taking place during the 60th ATCA Annual Conference and Exposition November 2nd.  Tasked with moving forward significantly on implementation of ADS-B Out, Equip 2020 was given 32 tasks, reflecting barriers to implementation, to resolve.  A majority of the tasks have been completely closed and many of the remaining tasks are partially complete.  As a result of the efforts of Equip 2020, the number of ADS-B Out equipped aircraft, both air carrier and general aviation, has doubled in the last year.  While there is still more work to do, recognition for the accomplishments of the last year is very much appreciated by the members of Equip 2020 and the NextGen Institute.