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RTCA April Digest Published!

Check out these featured stories from the April Digest:


RTCA Establishes New Committee on Terrain and Ground Proximity Warning Systems

Special Committee 231, Terrain Awareness Warning Systems, Ground Proximity Warning Systems, and Helicopter Terrain Awareness Warning Systems (TAWS, GPWS, HTWAS) has been formed at the request of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). [More] 


NAC Meeting Reaffirms Partnership Necessary for NextGen Implementation


The recent meeting of the NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC) confirmed the importance of the consensus-based process and the shared partnership between the FAA and the aviation industry to implement NextGen successfully. NAC Chairman, Bill Ayer emphasized that the Committee is a supportive and positive force in the implementation of NextGen, highlighting the recent work on Prioritizing NextGen capabilities as a prime example. [More]

RTCA Special Committee Receives Industry Award for Innovative Work


The members of RTCA SC-213: Enhanced Flight Vision Systems and Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS) were recognized by Aviation Week with a prestigious Laureate Award for their work in Avionics and Systems. [More]


Opening Keynote Speaker Announced!

RTCA is excited to announce Bill Ayer, Chair of the NextGen Advisory Committee, as the Opening Keynote Speaker.
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View the agenda with full session descriptions here.

RTCA and WSU-NIAR to Partner on Aircraft Systems Training Initiative

RTCA and the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University and are pleased to announce a partnership in which NIAR will develop and conduct the “Environmental Testing for Airborne Equipment” course for RTCA. The training will focus on the testing standards for equipment installed on aircraft to ensure performance characteristics meet aircraft certification requirements and cover the requirements for minimum standard environmental test conditions and corresponding test procedures for airborne equipment defined by RTCA document, DO-160G, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment. [More]

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 GS Aero

Brisbane, Queensland AUSTRALIA

Mr. Philip Gray

Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS)

Grand Forks, North Dakota USA

Mr. Robert Becklund

Defence Equipment & Support (UK MoD)

Bristol, South Gloucestershire UNITED KINGDOM

Mr. Jonathan Stephens

Space Coast Communication Systems, Inc.

Melbourne, Florida USA

Mr. John Bard


Engineer for Safety Limited

Bexhill on Sea, Eeast Sussex UNITED KINGDOM

Mr. Phil Williams

Alpha Star Aviation Services


Mr. Ayman Shiekh

WOLF Industrial Systems, Inc.

Uxbridge, Ontario CANADA

Mr. Craig McLaren

Concept Solutions, LLC

Reston, Virginia USA

Mr. Phong Mai 


Jérôme Condis
Airbus SAS

Chuck Stewart
United Airlines, Inc.

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
Th 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.