Gold Sponsor
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
 

 
Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. In 2018, Delta was named to Fortune’s top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being   named the most admired airline for the seventh time in eight years.  Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented seven consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 313 destinations in 54 countries on six continents.
Gold Sponsor
National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA)
 

 
The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) represents over 20,000   controllers, engineers and other safety-related professionals, with membership from every state, territory and possession of the United States.  Certified in 1987, they are one of the strongest and most influential labor unions in the federal sector, and a direct affiliate of the AFL-CIO. Highly   skilled and fully committed to ensuring the safety of every flight, our team of safety professionals is proud to represent not only the interests of our membership, but the safety interests of the flying public as well. Safety Above All is the litmus test in which all decisions are based as we   continually strive to improve and enhance aviation safety in order to   maintain the safest air traffic control system in the world.
Gold Sponsor
Southwest Airlines
 

In its 47th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 56,000 Employees to a Customer base topping 120 million passengers annually, in recent years. Southwest became the nation’s largest domestic air carrier in 2003 and maintains that ranking based on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s most recent reporting of domestic originating passengers boarded. During peak travel seasons, Southwest operates more than 4,000 weekday departures among a network of 100 destinations in the United States and 10 additional countries. Southwest has announced its intention to sell tickets in 2018 for service to Hawaii, subject to requisite governmental approvals. 

Silver Sponsor
American Airlines
 

American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American has hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. American is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, whose members serve more than 1,000 destinations with about 14,250 daily flights to over 150 countries. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol AAL. In 2015, its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter@AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.

Silver Sponsor
Harris Corporation
 

Harris is the Silver and TweetWall sponsor of the RTCA 2018 Symposium.

Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports government and commercial customers around the world. Learn more at harris.com/atm.

Silver Sponsor
Raytheon
 

 
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Silver Sponsor - Awards Luncheon
Jeppesen
 

For more than 80 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 transformative information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of aircraft operators around the globe. Jeppesen is a Boeing subsidiary and part of the Digital Aviation & Analytics capability of Boeing Global Services.

Silver Sponsor - Awards Luncheon
Leidos
 

Leidos is a FORTUNE 500® science and technology solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil and health markets.  In the aviation sector, our operational platforms are trusted by more than 100 global airports and help handle 1.3 billion passengers and 3 million flight movements annually. Our team develops en route, terminal, surface, and oceanic air traffic control (ATC) systems that guide more than 60 percent of the world’s air traffic and 80 percent of the world’s oceanic traffic.  We also develop decision support tools, precision air navigation, and general aviation solutions.  Learn more at leidos.com/aviation.

Silver Sponsor - Awards Luncheon
The Boeing Company
 

Boeing has a long tradition of aerospace leadership and innovation. The company continues to expand its product line and services to meet emerging customer needs. Its broad range of capabilities includes creating new, more efficient members of its commercial airplane family; designing, building and integrating military platforms and defense systems; creating advanced technology solutions; and arranging innovative financing and service options for customers. With corporate offices in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 140,000 people across the United States and in more than 65 countries. This represents one of the most diverse, talented and innovative workforces anywhere.

Bronze Sponsor
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
 

Since 1939, AOPA has protected the freedom to fly by creating an environment that gives people of all ages the opportunity to enjoy aviation and all it has to offer. As the world’s largest community of pilots and aviation enthusiasts with representatives based in Frederick, MD, Washington, DC, Wichita, KS, and seven regions across the United States, AOPA’s events, initiatives and services bring current and future pilots together and make aviation more accessible to everyone.

Bronze Sponsor
Airlines for America (A4A)
 

 
Airlines for America (A4A) advocates on behalf of its members to shape crucial policies and measures that promote safety, security and a healthy U.S. airline industry. We work collaboratively with airlines, labor, Congress and the Administration and other groups to improve air travel for everyone.  Annually, commercial aviation helps drive nearly $1.5 trillion in U.S. economic activity and more than 10 million U.S. jobs. Airlines for America (A4A) vigorously advocates on behalf of the American airline industry as a model of safety, customer service and   environmental responsibility and as the indispensable network that drives our nation’s economy and global competitiveness.
Bronze Sponsor
Alaska Airlines
 

 
Alaska Airlines, together with Virgin America and its regional partners, flies 44 million guests a year to more than 115 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica. With Alaska and Alaska Global Partnersguests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 900 destinations worldwide.  Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America" in the J.D. Power North America Satisfaction Study for 10 consecutive years from 2008 to 2017. Learn more about Alaska's award-winning service at newsroom.alaskaair.comand blog.alaskaair.comAlaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).
Bronze Sponsor
BNSF Railway
 

 
BNSF is a critical link that connects consumers with the global marketplace. For more than 160 years, BNSF has played a vital role in building and sustaining this   nation's economy, and BNSF believes that UAS combined with powerful analytics and predictive capabilities will help support safe and efficient railway operations. BNSF has the distinct privilege of assisting The FAA in developing beyond line of sight (BLOS) capabilities and integration of BLOS automated aircraft into the national airspace.
Bronze Sponsor
CSSI, Inc.
 

 
CSSI, Inc. partners with government and commercial clients to ensure transportation systems are designed and equipped to safely and efficiently move people and   materials. Leveraging deep roots in aviation, CSSI, Inc. pioneers innovative analytics and best practices that improve reliability, maximize capacity and increase safety. Founded in 1990, CSSI, Inc. supports clients throughout the United States and globally.  
Bronze Sponsor
Garmin
 

 
Garmin’s aviation business segment is a leading provider of solutions to OEM, aftermarket, military and government customers. Garmin’s portfolio includes   navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance, an expansive suite of ADS-B solutions and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability, and value. For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation.
Bronze Sponsor
Honeywell Aerospace
 

Honeywell Aerospace products and services are found on virtually every commercial, defense and space aircraft, and its turbochargers are used by nearly every automaker and truck manufacturer around the world. The Aerospace business unit develops innovative solutions for more fuel-efficient automobiles and airplanes, more direct and on-time flights, safer flying and runway traffic, along with aircraft engines, cockpit and cabin electronics, wireless connectivity services, logistics, and more. The business delivers safer, faster, and more efficient and comfortable transportation-related experiences worldwide. For more information, visit www.honeywell.com or follow us at @Honeywell_Aero and @Honeywell_Turbo

Bronze Sponsor
JetBlue Airways
 

JetBlue was founded in 2000 with the mission of bringing humanity back to air travel. With focus cities in New York, Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Los Angeles/Long Beach, Orlando and San Juan, JetBlue is proud to Inspire Humanity through its distinctive product, culture and award-winning customer service. From our core experience (because we’re so much better than “coach”) to Mint — our refreshing take on premium service — to the best crewmembers around, there’s nothing but blue skies ahead. JetBlue carries more than 40 million customers a year to 101 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 1,000 daily flights. For more information please visit www.jetblue.com

Bronze Sponsor
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)
 

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 11,000 members and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, the world’s largest civil aviation trade show.

Bronze Sponsor
Thales
 

Thales is a global technology leader in air traffic management, offering a comprehensive range of automation, navigation and surveillance solutions. As participants in a variety of working groups and industry forums, we architect and deploy innovative solutions which comply with industry standards for increased aviation safety, capacity and efficiency. With engagement in NextGen and SESAR, we assist in harmonizing efforts between the U.S., Europe and the rest of the world. For more information, please visit www.thalesgroup.com

Bronze and USB Portable Charger Sponsor
United Airlines, Inc.
 

United is connecting people and uniting the world as the world’s most comprehensive global route network, including world-class international gateways to Asia and Australia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East with non-stop or one-stop service from virtually anywhere in the United States. We have a modern fleet which is the most fuel-efficient among U.S. network carriers and an industry-leading loyalty program that provides more opportunities to earn and redeem miles worldwide. United offers optimal hub locations, including hubs in the four largest cities in the United States, and approximately 88,000 employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the world. We are the world’s most comprehensive route network with 338 destinations (airports served); 216 domestic destinations (airports served); 122 international destinations (airports served); 49 countries served; 4,500 daily departures; and 148 million passengers in 2017.  Our Hub Cities include: Chicago O’Hare, Denver, Houston Intercontinental, Los Angeles, Newark Liberty, San Francisco and Washington Dulles.

Continental Breakfast Sponsor
Airbus
 

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats and business aviation products. Airbus is a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide. Airbus employs some 130,000 people in design and manufacturing facilities in Europe, as well as subsidiaries in the U.S., China, Japan and in the Middle East. Airbus also operates spare parts and training centers in Europe, the U.S. and Asia, and provides round-the-clock support services to all Airbus operators.

Badge/Lanyard Sponsor & Bag Sponsor
Metron Aviation
 

 
Founded in 1995, Metron Aviation is a trusted and proven innovator in the air traffic management (ATM) industry. A subsidiary of Airbus Americas, Metron Aviation has an honored past, developing ATM and air traffic flow management solutions for the global aviation industry, including the Federal Aviation Administration. By working with all stakeholders in the ATM ecosystem — air navigation service providers,   airlines, airports, civil aviation authorities and other influencers — through its Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) process, Metron Aviation   understands ATM’s greatest issues. It fuses advanced science and mathematics with unparalleled subject-matter expertise to turn groundbreaking ATM   research concepts into next-generation operational capabilities. For more information, please visit www.metronaviation.com
NotePad Sponsor
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
 

 
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of  General Atomics, is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems, including the Predator® RPA series and the Lynx®   Multi-mode Radar. Celebrating over 25 years of aviation innovation, GA-ASI provides long-endurance, mission-capable aircraft with integrated sensor and data link systems required to deliver persistent flight that enables situational awareness and rapid strike. The company also produces a variety of ground control stations and sensor control/image analysis software, offers pilot training and support services, and develops meta-material antennas. For more information, visit www.ga-asi.com.
Wi-Fi Sponsor
GE Aviation
 

GE Aviation is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components, integrated digital, avionics and electrical power for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings and is part of the world's Digital Industrial Company with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE Aviation supports operators across the aviation ecosystem by leveraging data science, domain expertise and software capabilities, which, combined with GE’s experience, increase productivity, reliability and asset utilization.

Water Bottle Sponsor
Aireon
 

 
Aireon is deploying a space-based air traffic surveillance system for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipped aircraft throughout the entire globe. Aireon will harness next-generation aviation surveillance technologies that are currently ground-based and, for the first time ever, extend their reach globally to significantly improve efficiency, enhance safety, reduce emissions and provide cost savings benefits to all stakeholders. Real-time ADS-B surveillance will cover oceanic, polar and remote regions, as well as augment existing ground-based systems that are limited to terrestrial airspace. In partnership with leading ANSPs from   around the world, like NAV CANADA, the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), Enav and Naviair, as well as Iridium Communications, Aireon will have an operational, global, space-based air traffic surveillance system in 2018
Sticky Post Organizer
The Cargo Airline Association
 

 
The Cargo Airline Association is the nationwide voice for members of the all-cargo air carrier industry and others in the air cargo marketplace that depend on these services. Located in Washington, DC, the Association is responsible for representing the industry before federal and state regulatory bodies, the United States Congress and, when necessary, in the federal and state courts. The Association also acts as a resource tool for its members and serves as an educational voice of the industry.
Networking Break Sponsor
Deloitte
 

Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax and advisory services to many of the world’s most admired brands, including 80 percent of the Fortune 500 and more than 6,000 private and middle market companies. Our people work across more than 20 industry sectors to deliver measurable and lasting results that help reinforce public trust in our capital markets, inspire clients to make their most challenging business decisions with confidence, and help lead the way toward a stronger economy and a healthy society. Please see www.deloitte.com/about to learn more.

Networking Break Sponsor
International Air Transport Association (IATA)
 

Air transport is one of the most dynamic industries in the world. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is its global trade organization. For more than 70 years, IATA has developed the commercial standards that built a global industry. Today, IATA’s mission is to represent, lead and serve the airline industry. Its members comprise 280 airlines (from 120 countries) — the world’s leading passenger and cargo airlines among them — representing 83 percent of total air traffic. IATA seeks to improve understanding of the industry among decision makers and increase awareness of the benefits that aviation brings to global, national and local economies.

Networking Break Sponsor
The MITRE Corporation
 

 
The MITRE Corporation is a not-for-profit organization that operates research and development centers sponsored by the federal government. Our centers support our sponsors with scientific research and analysis, development and acquisition, and systems engineering and integration. We provide innovative, practical solutions for some of our nation's most critical challenges in defense and intelligence, aviation, civil systems, homeland security, the judiciary, healthcare and cybersecurity. 
Charging Station Sponsor
Rockwell Collins
 

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a leader in aviation and high-integrity solutions for commercial and military customers around the world. Every day we help pilots safely and reliably navigate to the far corners of the earth; keep warfighters aware and informed in battle; deliver millions of messages for airlines and airports; and help passengers stay connected and comfortable throughout their journey. As experts in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, cabin interiors, information management, mission communications, and simulation and training, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of products and services that can transform our customers’ futures. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.

Speaker Ready Room Sponsor
Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA)
 

The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents more than 60,000 pilots at 34 U.S. and Canadian airlines. Founded in 1931, the Association is chartered by the AFL-CIO and the Canadian Labour Congress. Known internationally as US-ALPA, it is a member of the International Federation of Air Line Pilot Associations.

Industry Sponsor
Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA)
 

 
Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) represents local, regional and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United   States and Canada. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 95 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America. Approximately 400 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports.