Air Traffic Management Magazine announces 2021 Awards program

As we begin preparations for the next round of awards, we’re happy to announce that once again we will be partnering with Unmanned Airspace and continuing our UTM/UAS focus.  We plan to present the awards at the 2022 WATMC event, 21 – 23, June 2022.

The ATM awards aim to encourage pioneering concepts and acknowledge significant achievements in the performance areas of safety, innovation, cost efficiency and environmental responsibility. They are open to all ATM, UTM, UAS stakeholders - manufacturers, software developers, research agencies, standards organisations, air navigation service providers, regulators, drone service providers and operating companies, airports and aircraft operating companies.

The categories

We will continue with a total of eight awards and welcome organisations working in the UTM and ATM domains to apply for awards in more than one category.

ATM Innovation – Recognising outstanding efforts to advance ATM modernisation – research programmes, new technology advances, new ways of working across stakeholders in the industry.

Post-pandemic ATM – The pandemic has had monumental impacts on the world of ATM. This category recognises activities which address these challenges and will have benefits for many years to come – safety enhancement, remote towers, new services, societal impacts, technology improvements and reduced cost structures. This is your chance to showcase how you have addressed such topics.

Satellite Solutions – Recognising the roles satellite providers play in support of the aviation community.

Upper Airspace New aircraft, new traffic management requirements, new ways of working. Tell us your story.

UTM Innovation – Recognising outstanding efforts to advance UTM – UTM/ATM airspace integration, UTM/ATM communications, research programmes, technology advances, ways of working across stakeholders in the industry.

UAMUrban Air Mobility is coming. Let’s consider the industry leaders who will move us closer to this industry becoming a reality

UAS Detect and Avoid – Without the introduction of detect and avoid solutions, UAS industrygrowth cannot be achieved. This key topic in 2021 is a core technology required to support future aspirations of a non-segregated airspace.

UTM/ATM Communications - Recognising pioneering technologies and solutions developed by UTM service suppliers and/or deployed by ANSPs and drone operators.

The process

Entries are open and are free of charge. More information about the process and the link to apply are now available on the Air Traffic Management Magazine website here.