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]
Committee Approves NextGen Recommendations
The RTCA NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC) met in early summer agreeing to finalize its recommendations to the FAA covering industry-FAA 2017-2019 plans for implementing NextGen capabilities; community outreach associated with PBN implementations; and an assessment of performance improvements associated with Wake ReCat implementations at Charlotte and Chicago airports. [More]
Operational Committee Discusses New Entrants and the Status of Previous Recommendations
During its June meeting, the Tactical Operations Committee (TOC) covered a number of issues affecting current and future operations in the National Airspace System (NAS). The Committee is led by Co-Chairs Bryan Quigley of United Airlines and Dale Wright of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, with Elizabeth “Lynn” Ray, Vice President Mission Support, Air Traffic Organization, FAA, serving as the Designated Federal Official. [More]
New Committee Addressing Wireless Communications for Aircraft Systems
At the request of the FAA, the RTCA Program Management Committee established SC-236, Standards for Wireless Avionics Intra-Communication System (WAIC). [More]
FAA Issues Rule (Part 107) for Unmanned Aircraft Systems under 55lbs, operating no higher than 400 ft.
Chief NextGen Officer Honored
Mike Whitaker, FAA Deputy Administrator and Chief NextGen Officer was honored by RTCA President Margaret Jenny for his service and leadership in the consensus process to resolve aviation challenges as the Designated Federal Official of the NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC).
RTCA Symposium Celebrates Work of Aviation Experts
With nearly 300 attendees, the 2016 RTCA Global Aviation Symposium marked another year of peak attendance while celebrating the work of RTCA volunteers and committees over the last year. [More]
SC-214/WG-78 Committee Members Recognized
RTCA President Margaret Jenny stands alongside SC-214 Co-Chair Jerome Condis of Airbus SAS, as he is presented the first ever Global Harmonisation Award during the EUROCAE Symposium. This award was presented to SC-214/WG-78, Standards for Air Traffic Data Communication Services, for their commitment and outstanding contributions to advancing safety and efficiency in aviation. [More]
Laying the foundations for NextGen
FAA’s Air Traffic Organization's Chief Operating Officer and RTCA NAC member, Teri Bristol, recently wrote an article in CANSO’s AirSpace Journal about the modernization of the US airspace. She explained the RTCA NextGen Advisory Committee and the progress they’ve made to achieve a safer, more seamless and efficient, global airspace system. Click here to view the article.
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