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Tactical Operations Committee Announces New Co-Chair

The RTCA Tactical Operations Committee (TOC) welcomes Captain Bryan Quigley, Managing Director of Flight Operations from United Airlines, to serve as an industry Co-Chair for the TOC along with Dale Wright, Director of Safety and Technology for the National Air Traffic Controllers Association. [More].
 


 

RTCA Committee Approves Recommendations on NOTAMs, Caribbean Operations and GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility

During its July meeting, the Tactical Operations Committee (TOC) approved three recommendations: [More].


 


Committee Highlights Collaborative Process
 

The RTCA NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC) met in June to consider recommendations on National Airspace System (NAS) performance metrics and resolutions to ADS-B equipage mandate issues. Led by Chairman Richard Anderson, CEO of Delta Air Lines, the Committee deliberated over reports developed by its working groups and agreed to send the recommendations to the FAA. [More].

 


RTCA Features UAS Committee in International Yearbook

 

The activities of RTCA Special Committee 228, Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, were presented in the Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UVS) Info web sites annual Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) yearbook [More].



 


Successful RTCA Symposium Showcases Collaboration

 

With nearly 350 participants, the RTCA 2015 Global Aviation Symposium was characterized by attendees as “outstanding,” with “very strong content”. View the Special Edition Symposium Digest for details. [More].

 

 


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Mr. Jeff Densmore



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Akron, New York USA

Mr. Michael Greiner



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Mr. Michael Duersch



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Mr. Stuart Inkpen



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Mr.Jeff Densmore



 


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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.