The Tactical Operations Committee (TOC) recently met and considered two issues affecting operations in the National Airspace System (NAS).
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 Committees near-term NextGen efforts of establishing priorities and the consensus-based strategies for implementing NextGen capabilities.
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.
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.