ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) has chosen Monte Belger, President of Metron Aviation, as its 2014 recipient for its highest honor, the Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award. Throughout his 40-plus years in aviation, Belger has held standout positions as acting administrator for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and most recently was appointed President of Metron Aviation. In each position, he has forged numerous domestic and international partnerships. A capstone to the ATCA 59th Annual Conference & Exposition, the Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Banquet will welcome professionals in aviation to honor Belger the evening of October 1, 2014.
"I am proud to honor Monte Belger for his exceptional achievements as a senior government official and aviation industry leader," said James H. Washington, Chairman of ATCA. "He has orchestrated significant structural and policy changes that resulted in global aviation benefits. Monte is a very worthy recipient of ATCA's most prestigious award."
Currently President of Metron Aviation since 2011, Belger ensures the company is well positioned to successfully contribute to the future of aviation. Prior to Metron, he spent eight years at Lockheed Martin in several senior positions – his last being Vice President of Transportation System Solutions. He is perhaps best known for the 30-plus years he spent in the FAA – his tenure culminating in the role of Acting Administrator. Belger has served as president of the Aero Club of Washington, Chairman of ATCA, and on the CANSO Executive Committee.
About the Gilbert Award
Honoring the outstanding, long-term achievement of an individual in the field of aviation, the Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award is a premier award in aviation. The Gilbert trophy is displayed at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. More information can be found at atca.org/GlenGilbert.
The Air Traffic Control Association (www.ATCA.org) is dedicated to the progress and safety of air traffic control and works to advance the technology and professionalism of the industry. Founded in 1956 by a group of air traffic controllers, ATCA serves nearly 3,000 members from throughout the world—individual air traffic controllers as well as the government and military, and companies managing and providing equipment and services in the aviation community.
SOURCE Air Traffic Control Association