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Tactical Operations Committee to Meet

The Tactical Operations Committee (TOC) will hold a public meeting at RTCA headquarters on September 3, 2014 at 10am to consider recommendations on a number of issues affecting current and future operations in the National Airspace System. The TOC is Co-Chaired by Jim Bowman, FedEx Express, and Dale Wright, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, with Elizabeth “Lynn” Ray, Vice President Mission Support, Air Traffic Organization, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) serving as the Designated Federal Official for the Committee.[More]



August Digest Available


RTCA PMC Approves New Documents and More

At its recent meeting under the leadership of Chris Hegarty of The MITRE Corporation, the Program Management Committee (PMC) met and approved a new Special Committee (SC); two new documents; two changes to existing documents; and revisions to the Terms of Reference (TOR) of two Special Committees.  The documents approved by the PMC provide recommended standards for ADS-B Applications, Aeronautical Security and Avionics Supporting Next Generation Satellite Systems. [More]
 


New "NextGen Now" Publication Includes RTCA


The National Air Traffic Controllers Association has released a new publication providing an update on NextGen that includes an editorial from RTCA President Margaret Jenny explaining the important role of RTCA Committees in modernizing the US air traffic control system and shaping global harmonization.
 


RTCA Committees Reviewing Documents Covering Synthetic Vision and Rechargeable Lithium Batteries


SC-213, Enhanced Flight Vision Systems and Synthetic Vision Systems, has completed draft DO-XXX, Minimum Aviation System Performance Standards (MASPS) for Synthetic Vision Guidance Systems, and is making it available for Final Review and Comment (FRAC). [More]
 
SC-225, Rechargeable Lithium Batteries and Battery Systems, has completed revision to DO-311, Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Rechargeable Lithium Battery Systems, and is making it available for Final Review and Comment (FRAC). [More]
 


2013 Annual Report—Facilitating NextGen Implementation Through Consensus


RTCA Establishes New Committee on Airborne Selective Calling Equipment

Special Committee 232, Airborne Selective Calling Equipment, has been formed at the request of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to revise RTCA DO-93, Minimum Operational Performance Standards (MOPS) for Airborne Selective Calling Equipment, originally issued in 1959. [More]
 


 

RTCA Members Elect 2014-2015 Board of Directors and Policy Board

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]

 

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Ampyx Power

The Hague, NETHERLANDS

Mr. Paul Williams.



Blue Origin, LLC

Kent, Washington USA

Ms. Carrie Higley



Esterline Technologies India Private Limited

Bangalore, Karnataka INDIA

Mr. Abdul Muthaleef



Meteksan Savunma San. A.S

Ankara, TURKEY

Mr. Zeynep Atasoyu



The Second Research Institute, Civil Aviation Administration of China

Chengdu, CHINA

Mr. Liyuan Zhang



 

 

 

 


Brian Townsend
American Airlines
and
Jim Crites
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

 

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.