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RTCA Committee Demonstrates the Value of Government-Industry Collaboration

The recent meeting of the RTCA NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC) featured actions on Performance Based Navigation (PBN), along with the implementation and evaluation of other NextGen capabilities. [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.

Operational Committee Approves Recommendations on Procedure Cancellation and Airport Construction

During its March meeting, the Tactical Operations Committee (TOC) covered a number of issues affecting current and future operations in the National Airspace System (NAS), including cancellation of instrument flight procedures, improving airport construction, one engine inoperative procedures and operational performance in the Caribbean. [More]

FAA Deputy Administrator
Mike Whitaker to Open
RTCA Symposium

The RTCA 2016 Global Aviation Symposium will open with a dialogue between Chief NextGen Officer and FAA Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker and Craig Fuller, RTCA Board Member and Vice Chairman of the FAA Management Advisory Council. [More]

RTCA Honors Hal Moses 

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



FAA Webpage for registering small recreational unmanned aircraft systems. 

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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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


Dan Johnson

Chuck Royalty


SC-216: The Challenges of Cyber Security in Aviation

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Al Secen

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.