Speaker Bio

Andrew LeBovidge


Executive Vice President

Andrew LeBovidge, a 30-year veteran air traffic controller, is the Executive Vice President for the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA). NATCA is a labor union and aviation safety organization that represents nearly 20,000 highly skilled air traffic controllers, engineers, and other aviation safety professionals, with 15 bargaining units within the Federal Aviation Administration, several Department of Defense air traffic facilities, and 123 privately operated federal contract towers within the United States. NATCA is also a member of the Global Air Traffic Controllers Alliance, a coalition of labor unions which recognizes that Air Traffic Management is a global industry and works together to meet individual and shared challenges while raising important issues to a worldwide audience by developing and cultivating global relationships.

Mr. LeBovidge started his air traffic control career at Houston Air Route Traffic Control Center in 1992 and has served as a representative for NATCA since 1998, first at the local level, and then as a Regional Vice President for NATCA’s Southwest Region from 2015-2021. He served on the 2009 collective bargaining agreement negotiating team, the National Academies of Science Committee for Study of Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Controller Staffing, the FAA Independent Review Panel on the Selection, Assignment and Training of Air Traffic Control Specialists, and on a number of other collaborative workgroups with the FAA. He was appointed to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation in October 2022. Mr. LeBovidge is also currently serving on the FAA’s Mental Health and Aviation Medical Clearances Aviation Rulemaking Committee.