RTCA members elected the 2014-2015 RTCA Board of Directors and Policy Board at the Annual Meeting of Members on July 1. The Board of Directors and Policy Board will continue to be led by Chair Ed Bolen, President and CEO of the National Business Aviation Association. Ed will be joined on the Board of Directors by Mark Baker, President and CEO of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association; Nick Calio, President and CEO of Airlines for America; Carl Esposito, VP, Marketing and Product Management of Honeywell Aerospace; Craig Fuller, Chairman of The Fuller Company; and RTCA President, Margaret Jenny. [More]
RTCA June Digest Now Available
The full version of the RTCA Digest, with information about the 2014 Annual Symposium, the most recent NAC Meeting, and much more, is available to RTCA Members. View the RTCA Digest digital edition now.
High Priority NextGen Capabilities Dominate
Integrated plans for implementation of high priority NextGen capabilities were the focus of the June meeting of the NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC). Committee Chair Bill Ayer, Retired Chairman, President and CEO of Alaska Air Group emphasized the “landmark moment” in the life of the Committee at its meeting last fall, when the NAC approved a comprehensive set of Tier 1 and Tier 2 priorities for NextGen investments that are intended to help shape the future of NextGen and ensure its long term viability. Since then, the industry and the FAA, under the NextGen Integration Working Group (NIWG), have been conducting deep dives of four capabilities to identify what it takes to deploy them at specific sites. [More]
RTCA Finishes Symposium with Thought Provoking Sessions
The second day of the RTCA 2014 Global Aviation Symposium opened with a session titled, “View from the Hill” moderated by Will Ris of American Airlines. The panelists included Pete Bunce (GAMA), Jim Coon (AOPA), Gerald Dillingham (GAO) and Holly Woodruff Lyons (House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee). The panelists noted that the past year has brought a variety of new challenges to the industry, including sequestration, the government shutdown as well as the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. All three have turned up the pressure and attention to NextGen and increased the need for successful implementation of NextGen capabilities and benefits. [More]
NextGen story on CBS News includes excerpt from RTCA Global Aviation Symposium. View it here.
RTCA's 2014 Global Aviation Symposium kicked off on Wednesday, June 4 with over 300 participants at the Washington Convention Center.
Ed Bolen, President and CEO of the National Business Aviation Association and RTCA Chair, opened the proceedings by welcoming the participants to the conference and describing the Symposium as the forum “where government and industry assemble in public-private partnership to hammer out consensus on technical challenges and policy issues.” [More]
RTCA Brings Special Committee Leaders Together
RTCA Brings Special Committee Leaders Together – a comprehensive training day for Special Committee Leaders was held in early May to inform them of RTCA's expectations for committee management and leadership as well as to discuss best practices. Each leader briefed on their Special Committee to identify natural synergies amongst the groups and enhance the work of each committee.
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.