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RTCA Honors Hal Moses 

Friends, family and colleagues recognized Hal Moses during his retirement ceremony after 23 years of service with RTCA. [More]



RTCA Symposium Session Topics Released 

Preliminary topics for the RTCA 2016 Global Aviation Symposium are live. Make plans now to join the more than 300 aviation industry and government leaders that are expected to participate in the Symposium being held on June 1-2, 2016 in Washington, DC at the National Press Club. For information on registration and the agenda see 


RTCA Announces Vice President, Aviation Technology and Standards 

RTCA welcomes Al Secen as Vice President, Aviation Technology and Standards. Al comes to RTCA with over 25 years of experience as a software and systems engineer working on Air Traffic Management and Intelligence Community systems. [More]


RTCA 2015: Another Successful Year 

RTCA’s raison d’etre is to develop consensus-driven, cost-effective solutions to improve the performance of the air transportation system. [More]


FAA Webpage for registering small recreational unmanned aircraft systems. 

Operational Committee Approves Final Recommendation on NOTAMs 


During its most recent meeting, the Tactical Operations Committee (TOC) covered a number of issues affecting current and future operations in the National Airspace System (NAS) including Notice to Airman (NOTAM), airport construction guidelines and navigational procedures assessment. [More]

RTCA Volunteers Recognized for Technical Standards Supporting NextGen 

In an article recently published by Air Traffic Management Magazine, RTCA President Margaret Jenny explained how RTCA Committees are developing standards and ensuring equipment will be used properly throughout the National Airspace System. “RTCA’s recommendations represent the output of thousands of experts from all corners of the aviation industry,” stated Jenny. “We are pleased to provide the venue to bring interested parties together to work constructively towards solutions for some of the toughest policy and technical challenges to air transportation modernization.” To view the article, click here.

RTCA and EUROCAE Hold Coordination Meeting

Continuing the long history of collaboration, RTCA-EUROCAE officials met in Paris to discuss ongoing work products and plans for future activities, underscoring the importance of global interoperability. [More]


International Industry Collaboration

EUROCONTROL Director General Frank Brenner presented RTCA President Margaret Jenny with a flag in recognition of the excellent cooperation between RTCA and EUROCONTROL, at the October NextGen Advisory Committee Meeting held in Memphis, TN.


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Aerospace Industries Association

Arlington, Virginia USA

Mr. Ali Bahrami

Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA)

Alexandria, Virginia USA

Mr. Peter Dumont

Airphrame, Inc.

San Francisco, California USA

Mr. Talbot Martin

Allegiant Air, LLC

Las Vegas, Nevada USA

Mr. Timothy Johnson

CAL Analytics

Columbus, Ohio USA

Mr. Sean Calhoun

Defense Research Associates, Inc.

Beavercreek, California USA

Mr. Andrew White

General Dynamics Mission Systems

Fairfax, Virginia USA

Mr. Sam Gonzales

Gillespie Avionics Limited

Letterkenny Co. Donegal IRELAND

Mr. Allan Gillespie

Jacobs Technology

Nashua, New Hampshire USA

Ms. Cheryl Mooney

Landrum & Brown, Inc.

Cincinnati, Ohio USA

Mr. Lee Brown

Nu-Approach Ltd.

Yateley, Hampshire UNITED KINGDOM

Mr. Ken Ashton

Physical Optics Corporation

Torrance, California USA

Mr. Omar Facory

Securaplane Technologies, Inc.

Tucson, Arizona USA

Mr. Mike Boost

Sky Way Consulting Co., Ltd.

Derwood, Maryland  USA

Mr. Spiro Bocvarov

Smartport Technology Co., Ltd.

Seoul, KOREA

Mr. Rira Woo

Techair Ltd.


Mr. John Aplin

The Aerospace Corporation

El Segundo, California USA

Mr. Mark Cowdin

Eric Kehoe

Vic Nagowski

SC-232: Multiplying the Signals

Staff Spotlight

Harold "Hal" Moses

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.