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Advisory Committee Approves Critical NextGen Strategy Document Supporting Near-Term Implementations

In its final meeting of 2016, the NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC) approved a final report on the development of a 
15-year plan for deployment of PBN that identifies and prioritizes the tools and technologies that are ground- vs. aircraft-based in 5-year increments. The document compliments the Committee’s near-term NextGen efforts of establishing priorities and the consensus-based strategies for implementing NextGen capabilities. [More]

RTCA Chair Honored for his Service

RTCA’s newly elected Board Chair Craig Fuller (left), and President Margaret Jenny, honored Carl Esposito, Honeywell Aerospace (center), for his service as RTCA’s immediate past chair. Carl served as Chair of the RTCA Board of Directors and Policy Board from 2014-2016 and will continue to provide strategic vision as a member of both.

UTM Convention 2016

RTCA President Margaret Jenny moderated a panel at the 2016 Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) Convention about the progress, priorities and next steps of the Drone Advisory Committee. [More]

RTCA-EUROCAE Coordination Meeting

RTCA and EUROCAE officials met in Boston MA, hosted by The MITRE Corporation, to exchange information on activities from 2016 and plans for 2017. This annual meeting allows the organizations to identify areas of mutual cooperation to advance the cause of global aviation interoperability and standards development. 

RTCA Presents at ATCA

RTCA President Margaret Jenny presented on a panel, “An Enterprise Architecture and its Budget: Never the Twain Shall Meet?” at the Air Traffic Control Association’s 61st Annual Conference and Exposition. [More]

2017 RTCA Global Aviation Symposium - Dates Announced!

Mark your calendar and plan to attend the 2017 RTCA Global Aviation Symposium taking place June 13-14 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Crystal City, VA. Hear government leaders and industry experts discuss the latest opportunities and challenges facing the aviation industry in the United States and around the world.

RTCA Drone Advisory Committee Convenes in Washington, DC

35 members, representing diverse interests of aviation and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) convened in Washington, DC on Friday, September 16, to begin the work of forging consensus on the best way to integrate drones into the National Airspace System (NAS). [More]

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


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]

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AECOM Technical Services Inc.

Phoenix, Arizona USA

Mr. Christer Wilkinson

Apex Unmanned LLC

Aurora, Colorado USA

Mr. Greg White

Bolls Aps

Stenloese, DENMARK

Ms. Kim Jensen

Engineered Power USA

Duarte, California USA

Mr. Vincent Visco

FLARM Technology AG


Ms. Andrea Schlapbach

Iris Automation Inc.

San Francisco, California USA

Mr. Hassan Bhatti


Reston, Virginia USA

Mr. Roger Stern

NG Aviation SE


Ing. Ondrej Uzovic

Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority

Reno, Nevada USA

Ms. Marily Mora

Security 101

Taylorsville, Utah  USA

Ms. Nancy Ford


West Melbourne, Florida USA

Mr. Charles Chen

Timat Ltd.

Tel Aviv, ISRAEL

Mr. Koby Baumman

Robert Kebel


Billy Martin

National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University

Stephan Schulte


Staff Spotlight

Rebecca Morrison

RTCA, Inc.

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.