Nav Canada VP wins 2015 Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award

The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) said it will present one of aviation´s premier awards — the Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award — to 2015 winner Sidney (Sid) Koslow, vice president and chief technology officer of Nav Canada, Canada´s Air Navigation Service Provider.

Koslow will be honored by ATCA and the industry on November 4, 2015, at the Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Banquet — a capstone to the historic 60th ATCA Annual.

“Sid Koslow truly embodies the spirit of the Gilbert award,” said Neil Planzer, ATCA´s Chair of the board of directors. “He has been an agent of progress through multiple roles and organizations, and has made a lasting impact on a global level through innovation and professionalism. ATCA is proud to include Sid in its history books as an extremely deserving recipient of this award.”

Koslow successfully led Nav Canada into uncharted territory in his 18 years there, establishing a new model for the design, development, and deployment of air traffic management systems, a breakthrough which has spearheaded the modernization of the Canadian air navigation system.

The Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award was most recently awarded to Metron Aviation President Monte Belger in 2014, and boasts other recipients including former FAA Administrators such as The Hon. Jane Garvey and The Hon. Najeeb Halaby; Captain Elrey B. Jeppesen; former Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta; and Pilot A. Scott Crossfield.

The Air Traffic Control Association 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 aviation associations, educational institutions, the government and military, and companies managing and providing equipment and services in the aviation community.