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Operations Committee Approved Recommendations Addressing GPS and Flight Restrictions

The Tactical Operations Committee (TOC) recently met and considered two issues affecting operations in the National Airspace System (NAS). [More]

Advisory Committee Approves Critical NextGen Strategy Document Supporting Near-Term Implementations

In its final meeting of 2016, the NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC) approved a final report on the development of a 
15-year plan for deployment of PBN that identifies and prioritizes the tools and technologies that are ground- vs. aircraft-based in 5-year increments. The document compliments the Committee’s near-term NextGen efforts of establishing priorities and the consensus-based strategies for implementing NextGen capabilities. [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]

2017 RTCA Global Aviation Symposium - Dates Announced!

Mark your calendar and plan to attend the 2017 RTCA Global Aviation Symposium taking place June 13-14 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Crystal City, VA. Hear government leaders and industry experts discuss the latest opportunities and challenges facing the aviation industry in the United States and around the world.

RTCA Drone Advisory Committee Convenes in Washington, DC

35 members, representing diverse interests of aviation and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) convened in Washington, DC on Friday, September 16, to begin the work of forging consensus on the best way to integrate drones into the National Airspace System (NAS). [More]

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Washington DC, USA

Mr. Sean Cassidy

Aircraft Systems & Manufacturing

Georgetown, Texas USA

Mr. Daniel Googins

American Insurance Association

Washington, DC USA

Ms. Diana Cooper

Four Corners Environmental, Inc.

Flagstaff, Arizona USA

Mr. Richard Brose

Gelwicks Engineering and Certication Services, LLC

Williamsport, Maryland USA

Mr. Chris Gelwicks

Kopp Glass

Pittsburgh, Pennyslvania  USA

Mr. Justine Galbraith

Korea Institute of Aviation Safety Technology (KIAST)


Mr. Hanseul Ryu

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aerospace Systems Corp.

Nagoya, JAPAN

Mr. Hiroyuki Kakamu

Porkfly Aerospace LLC

Bethlehen, Pennsylvania USA

Mr. Earl Kinsley

Precision Hawk USA, Inc.

Raleigh, North Carolina USA

Mr. T. Santos

Supervan Systems Ltd.

Decatur, Texas USA

Mr. Samuel Bishop

University of Oklahoma - Center
for Applied Research and Development

Norman, Oklahoma USA

Mr. James Grimsley

University Research Foundation

Greenbelt, Maryland USA

Mr. Roger Pierson

Worldwide Integrated
Flight Support Corp. (WIFS)

Tinley Park, Illinois  USA

Mr. Dave Knerr

Richard Nguyen


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.