The 2022 ATM Awards

CANSO is partnering with Air Traffic Management Magazine to bring you the Air Traffic Management Awards at Airspace World 2023. The awards will acknowledge pioneering concepts, initiatives, and significant achievements by leaders and organisations in the air traffic management industry and are open to all ATM, UTM, UAM, UAS and Space stakeholders. 

The partnership brings together last year’s ATM/UTM Awards from the magazine and World ATM Congress’ Maverick Awards under a single programme.

Update: Deadline extended

Entries must be submitted by 20 January 2023 and are free of charge. The winners and runner-ups will be announced at an Awards Reception at Airspace World 2023 on Wednesday 8 March in Palexpo, Geneva.

Who should apply?

  • Manufacturers
  • Software developers
  • Research agencies
  • Standards organisations
  • Air navigation service providers
  • Regulators
  • Drone service providers and operators
  • Airports
  • Air operating companies

2022 Award Categories

There are five individual categories, plus an overall winner to be judged by a panel of experts from our industry.

Airspace Management

With many new airspace entrants, the ability to manage different types of traffic (could include crewed and uncrewed) at different altitudes is becoming increasingly complex. This category can include technologies, processes and procedures to ensure safety of all airspace users.


Recognises the importance of effective relationships and partnerships within/across disciplines and sectors to achieve a shared goal. Submissions for this category should highlight different entities coming together – i.e. geographies, ATM/UTM/UAM/Space, public/private partnerships, etc.


Recognises new ideas, technologies, and concepts that challenge current ATM/UTM/UAM norms with the potential to significantly advance performance, operations, or capabilities. This category provides an opportunity for industry startups to be recognised for their contributions along with established players. 

Shaping our Future Skies

For the other categories our rules have always been the initiative needs to be live within the calendar year of the awards. As an industry we tend to focus on today’s challenges and solutions. This category is for submissions from initiatives or organisations that are working on something that is a future ‘game changer’ for our industry. This is the category for experimental ideas, proof-of-concept activities and lab projects that won’t be a reality for a least three years. 


Leaders, initiatives, and organisations working towards reducing aviation’s impact on the environment and making significant contributions to improving the environmental footprint of aviation through ATM programmes, technologies, processes and partnerships.