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New Committee Addressing Wireless Communications for Aircraft Systems

At the request of the FAA, the RTCA Program Management Committee established SC-236, Standards for Wireless Avionics Intra-Communication System (WAIC). [More]


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


Chief NextGen Officer Honored

Mike Whitaker, FAA Deputy Administrator and Chief NextGen Officer was honored by RTCA President Margaret Jenny for his service and leadership in the consensus process to resolve aviation challenges as the Designated Federal Official of the NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC).

RTCA Symposium Celebrates Work of Aviation Experts

With nearly 300 attendees, the 2016 RTCA Global Aviation Symposium marked another year of peak attendance while celebrating the work of RTCA volunteers and committees over the last year. [More]

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]

Laying the foundations for NextGen

FAA’s Air Traffic Organization's Chief Operating Officer and RTCA NAC member, Teri Bristol, recently wrote an article in CANSO’s AirSpace Journal about the modernization of the US airspace. She explained the RTCA NextGen Advisory Committee and the progress they’ve made to achieve a safer, more seamless and efficient, global airspace system. Click here to view the article.

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A3 by Airbus Group

San Jose, California USA

Mr. Ryan Mease

Adel Solutions LLC

Clifton, New Jersey USA

Mr. Ilan Gelber

Association of Flight Attendants-CWA

Washington, DC  USA

Mr. Dinkar Mokadam


Menlo Park, California USA

Mr. Michael Tseytlin

Flightech Systems Pte Ltd.

Singapore, SINGAPORE

Mr. Samuel Ong

Helicopter Association International

Alexandria, Virginia USA

Mr. Chris Martino



Mr. Andrey Yablokov

PAL-V Europe N.V.

Raamsdonksveer, NETHERLANDS

Mr. Jeroen Klein Lankhorst

University of Tulsa, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Tulsa, Oklahoma USA

Mr. Loyd Hook

Aloke Roy

Honeywell International, Inc.

Staff Spotlight

Leila Green

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.