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RTCA 2017 Global Aviation Symposium Agenda Topics Released!

Drone Advisory Committee Considers Important Taskings

Members of the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) convened in Reno, NV on January 31st to consider three tasks aimed at gaining a consensus-based set of resolutions for issues regarding the efficiency and safety of integrating UAS into the NAS and to develop recommendations to address those issues and challenges. [More]

RTCA Committees Collaborate to Respond to FAA Tasking on Ligado Networks Proposal

RTCA’s Special Committee SC-159, Navigation Equipment Using the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), and the Tactical Operations Committee (TOC) provided a review and comments on Ligado’s proposal for use of the GPS adjacent band for non-space, commercial applications. [More]

NextGen Advisory Committee to Address Implementing Capabilities

The NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC) will meet on February 22nd under the leadership of Chairman Dave Bronczek, President & COO of Fed Ex Corporation. [More]

Tactical Operations Committee to Meet in Oklahoma City

The next Tactical Operations Committee (TOC) meeting will be hosted by the FAA at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on March 1-2. [More]

RTCA Chair Honored for his Service

RTCA’s newly elected Board Chair Craig Fuller (left), and President Margaret Jenny, honored Carl Esposito, Honeywell Aerospace (center), for his service as RTCA’s immediate past chair. Carl served as Chair of the RTCA Board of Directors and Policy Board from 2014-2016 and will continue to provide strategic vision as a member of both.

UTM Convention 2016

RTCA President Margaret Jenny moderated a panel at the 2016 Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) Convention about the progress, priorities and next steps of the Drone Advisory Committee. [More]

RTCA-EUROCAE Coordination Meeting

RTCA and EUROCAE officials met in Boston MA, hosted by The MITRE Corporation, to exchange information on activities from 2016 and plans for 2017. This annual meeting allows the organizations to identify areas of mutual cooperation to advance the cause of global aviation interoperability and standards development. 

RTCA Presents at ATCA

RTCA President Margaret Jenny presented on a panel, “An Enterprise Architecture and its Budget: Never the Twain Shall Meet?” at the Air Traffic Control Association’s 61st Annual Conference and Exposition. [More]

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Daedalean Ltd.


Mr. Simon Kaiser

Drone Defense Systems LLC

Daytona Beach, Florida  USA

Mr. Sotirios Kaminis

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Unmanned Systems Research Group-USRG)


Mr. Hyunchul Sim

Worldwide Certification Services Inc.

Glendale, California USA

Mr. Marty Gasiorowski

Chris Hegarty

The MITRE Corporation

George Ligler


Staff Spotlight

Claudia Chaudhari

DO-254 Training
RTCA is hosting a three-day training course, tailored specifically to design/verification engineers and project/certification managers requiring DO-254 compliance.

Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment: RTCA DO-160G Training

RTCA has teamed with Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (WSU-NIAR) to offer high quality training in understanding the use of DO-160G and how it fits in with the greater picture of requirements, design, certification and Technical Standard Orders (TSOs).

Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification:
RTCA DO-178C Training

RTCA has teamed with The MITRE Aviation Institute to offer high quality and relevant training for the aviation industry in understanding the requirements and parameters for avionics software development necessary to obtain FAA certification.

Supplements to DO-178C Training

This is one-day course will provide the background and scope on the four supplements supporting DO-178C: DO-330, DO-331, DO-332, DO-333.