ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) is pleased to announce that President and CEO Peter F. Dumont has been invited to serve on the NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC), a Federal advisory committee of high-level government officials, industry representatives, and labor leaders. Established in September 2010, the NAC was formed to help foster collaboration within the aviation community and provide advice on policy-level issues surrounding airspace modernization and NextGen technologies. Dumont will serve as an air traffic management (ATM) association stakeholder.
"The NAC will benefit from Peter's experience as the leader of ATCA, which provides a forum for addressing issues inherent to the development of viable air traffic control systems and aviation infrastructure," said RTCA President Margaret Jenny. "We look forward to his contributions to the committee's deliberations."
"I am honored to serve on this distinguished committee," said Dumont, who will attend his first NAC meeting on Feb. 25 at Delta's headquarters in Atlanta. "It is an exciting opportunity to give ATCA's diverse membership a voice at the table and ensure our unique perspectives are heard by other key influencers in today's ever-changing aviation environment."
Dumont brings with him more than 30 years of experience in various segments of aviation. After retiring from the Navy as an air traffic controller, Dumont began his private sector career with Serco, Inc., where he served as both Vice President of Aviation and later Chief Operations Officer. During his tenure, he oversaw multiple lines of business, including airport management contracts, air traffic control (ATC), ATC equipment installation, weather observation, control tower fabrication and installation, ATM, labor relations, and business development.
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 throughout the world—individual air traffic controllers, as well as aviation associations, educational institutions, the government and military, and companies managing and providing equipment and services in the aviation community.
SOURCE Air Traffic Control Association