Peter F. Dumont is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA), where he serves a global membership of nearly 4,000 in all segments of the air traffic control (ATC)/ air traffic management (ATM) community. In this role, he interacts and collaborates daily with leaders of Fortune 500 companies, as well as federal and international government executives, to develop strategy and policy to drive the future of ATC/ATM. Through his leadership, Mr. Dumont turned ATCA around from a point of near insolvency to what it is today: an organization that successfully represents and creates a conduit that connects the entire aviation community – the providers of ATC/ATM, system architects, manufacturers, suppliers, system operators, and users. Through its renowned domestic and international conferences, ATCA brings together more than 15,000 stakeholders, regulators, and subject matter experts from 136 countries and territories each year to discuss all elements of the global airspace.
Mr. Dumont represents ATCA’s membership on the FAA’s NAC and DAC Working Subcommittee, as well as on the Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team and the FAA ARAC on controller training. He also sits on the Policy Board of the U.S. Contract Tower Association (USCTA). In addition, Mr. Dumont is a past president of the Aero Club of Washington, former chair of the NextGen Institute, and a former co-chair of the Institute Management Council (IMC) supporting the FAA.
Mr. Dumont’s 40-year career in aviation began as an air traffic controller with the U.S. Navy. After retiring from the Navy after 20 years, Mr. Dumont began his private sector career with Serco, Inc., where he served as Vice President of Aviation, and later as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the North American sector of the $3 billion defense contracting services company. During his tenure, he oversaw multiple lines of business in airport management contracts, ATC, ATC equipment installation, meteorology, weather observation, ATC engineering, control tower fabrication and installation, ATM, labor relations, business development, and a number of non-aviation related contracts and corporate management functions.
A recognized expert in the field of aviation, Mr. Dumont has been published numerous times on subjects relating to ATM, policy and procedures, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and other aviation-related issues. He regularly delivers keynote addresses at aviation events and moderates or participates on discussion panels about aviation, UAS, and ATC/ATM. Mr. Dumont holds a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics with a minor in Aviation Safety, a Master of Science in Aeronautical Science with a minor in Aviation/Aerospace Management, and a Master of Science in Unmanned Systems (All Domains) with a minor in sUAS, all from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He also holds his part 107 drone operator license.