Program Management Committee Undertakes Full Agenda
The Program Management Committee (PMC), chaired by Chris Hegarty of The MITRE Corporation, holds its final meeting of the year on Wednesday, December 18th at RTCA. The Committee will consider five documents, several important changes to Special Committee taskings and the creation of two new Committees. [More]
NAC Subcommittee Meets Late November – NextGen Capabilities Top Discussion Topic
Ed Bolton, FAA Assistant Administrator, NextGen discussed with the NextGen Advisory Subcommittee (NACSC) the FAA’s actions on the NAC prioritization recommendations http://goo.gl/YXKa2z approved by the NAC at its meeting in September. Mr. Bolton emphasized the importance of the NAC providing a consensus recommendation, explaining that the FAA is conducting a full analysis of the NAC priority recommendations, and a subsequent analysis of the gap between the industry’s priorities and the FAA’s plans. The results will be presented at the NAC meeting February 20th in Phoenix, Arizona.
RTCA Committee Provides Recommendations on NextGen Issues
Just two months after receiving the request from the FAA, the RTCA NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC) delivers recommendations on the top priorities for NextGen that document a monumental accord among many diverse and competing aviation system stakeholders. In addition, the NAC approved three other consensus recommendations for the FAA related to the implementation of NextGen. [More]
RTCA Releases New Aeronautic Mobile Satellite Services Standard Document
RTCA just released SC-222’s newest document, approved by the Program Management Committee on August 21, 2013: DO-343, Minimum Aviation System Performance Standard for AMS(R)S Data and Voice Communications Supporting Required Communications Performance (RCP) and Required Surveillance Performance (RSP) in Procedural Airspace. The Committee of dedicated volunteers worked diligently on this document to ensure it coordinated with the ICAO Global Operational Data Link Document (GOLD) and aligned with the ICAO AMS(R)S SARPs. [More]
FAA Requests Additional Capabilities for DataComm Standards
The Program Management Committee (PMC) met on August 12 to discuss the FAA’s request to add three new capabilities to the DataComm Baseline 2 Standards. The Committee approved revisions to the Terms of Reference for Special Committee 214, Standards for Air Traffic Data Communications Services that add Dynamic Required Navigational Performance, Advanced Flight Interval Management and ATC Winds to the performance standards. [More]
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
Th 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.