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Tactical Operations Committee Announces New Co-Chair

The RTCA Tactical Operations Committee (TOC) welcomes Captain Bryan Quigley, Managing Director of Flight Operations from United Airlines, to serve as an industry Co-Chair for the TOC along with Dale Wright, Director of Safety and Technology for the National Air Traffic Controllers Association. [More].


RTCA Committee Approves Recommendations on NOTAMs, Caribbean Operations and GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility

During its July meeting, the Tactical Operations Committee (TOC) approved three recommendations: [More].


Committee Highlights Collaborative Process

The RTCA NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC) met in June to consider recommendations on National Airspace System (NAS) performance metrics and resolutions to ADS-B equipage mandate issues. Led by Chairman Richard Anderson, CEO of Delta Air Lines, the Committee deliberated over reports developed by its working groups and agreed to send the recommendations to the FAA. [More].


RTCA PMC Approves Documents for Aeronautical Data and Airport Security Access

At its recent meeting under the leadership of Chris Hegarty of The MITRE Corporation, the Program Management Committee (PMC) met and approved changes to two existing documents, Terms of Reference (TOR) revisions for three Special Committees, and the formation of a new Special Committee. [More].

RTCA Features UAS Committee in International Yearbook


The activities of RTCA Special Committee 228, Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, were presented in the Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UVS) Info web sites annual Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) yearbook [More].


Successful RTCA Symposium Showcases Collaboration


With nearly 350 participants, the RTCA 2015 Global Aviation Symposium was characterized by attendees as “outstanding,” with “very strong content”. View the Special Edition Symposium Digest for details. [More].



RTCA Annual Report Highlights Role of Members
Titled, “Results Through Collaboration in Aviation,” the contributions of thousands of volunteers throughout the global aviation community are featured in the RTCA 2014 Annual Report [More].

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Airline Dispatchers Federation

Washington, DC USA

Mr. Joseph Miceli

EMT Ingenieurgesellschaft Dipl.-Ing. Harmut Euer mbH

Penzberg, Bayern GERMANY

Ms. Franziska Rumpf


Omaha, Nebraska USA

Mr. Sean Suiter

RadioBro Corporation

Madison, Alabama USA

Mr. Mark Becnel

Radiant Power Corporation

Sarasota, Florida USA

Mr. Jeff Densmore

MGA Research

Akron, New York USA

Mr. Michael Greiner


Springville, Utah USA

Mr. Michael Duersch

Instrumar Limited

St. John's, Newfoundland CANADA

Mr. Stuart Inkpen

Open Network Solutions, Inc.

Ashburn, Virginia USA

Mr.Jeff Densmore


Jeff Finley

Dawn Gidner

A Perfect Storm of Engineering Talent and Collaboration



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Samantha Palmer

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.