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FAA Issues Rule (Part 107) for Unmanned Aircraft Systems under 55lbs, operating no higher than 400 ft.


Operations Committee to Discuss New Entrants and Recommendations

At the next Tactical Operations Committee (TOC) meeting, the Committee will review a number of issues affecting current and future operations in the National Airspace System. At the June 23rd meeting, the TOC will discuss some of the operational challenges posed by new entrants. [More]

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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Abaco Systems

Huntsville, Alabama USA

Mr. Leif Larsson

Academy of Model Aeronautics

Muncie, Indiana USA

Mr. Richard Hanson

Aerospace Systems Cyber Security

Bellevue, Washington USA

Mr. Chuck Royalty

American Association of Airport Executives

Alexandria, Virginia USA

Mr. Justin Towles

Association of Air Transport Engineering and Research

Minato-ku, Tokyo JAPAN

Mr. Kenjiro Hijakata

City of Chicago

Chicago, Illinios  USA

Ms. Ginger Evans

Discover Technology International Inc.

Laurel, Maryland USA

Mr. Glenn Connor


Shenzhen, CHINA

Mr. Walter Stockwell

High Assurance Systems, Inc.

Manhattan Beach, California USA

Mr. Rob Hoffman

Intelligent Automation, Inc.

Rockville, Maryland USA

Mr. Frederick Wieland

JeSTAR Associates

Las Vegas, Nevada USA

Mr. Won-Zon Chen

Open Flight Solutions

Liberty, Missouri USA

Mr. Steven Sokol

SmartSky Networks, LLC

Charlotte, North Carolina USA

Mr. Darren Emery

WheelTug PLC

Gibraltar, GIBRALTAR

Mr. Jan Vana

XCET Electronic Technologies Service Co. Ltd.

Xian, Shannxi CHINA

Mr. Ting Wang


Aloke Roy

Honeywell International, Inc.

Staff Spotlight

Leila Green

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.