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RTCA and EUROCAE Formalize Commitment to Harmonize Industry Performance Standards
RTCA, Inc. and the European Organization for Civil Aviation Equipment (EUROCAE) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation, formalizing the relationship of the two standard developing bodies to strengthen the collaboration and harmonization between standards in the United States and Europe. 

Carl Esposito Named RTCA Chair

At the November meeting of the RTCA Board of Directors, Carl Esposito, Vice President of Marketing & Product Management for Honeywell Aerospace was elected as the 2014-2016 Chairman. [More]

Fall 2014 Digest Now Available

RTCA and EUROCAE Promote Harmonization to Ensure Coordinated Standards
RTCA and EUROCAE conducted a Bilateral Coordination meeting between the organizations’ secretariats. During the two-day technical interchange, the parties identified synergies and areas of common interest and renewed their commitment to work to facilitate the harmonization of aviation standards.  

The meeting included leadership from the RTCA Program Management Committee (PMC) and the EUROCAE Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and Council.



RTCA Forms Partnership with IATA to Support ATC Enhancements in Latin America

RTCA is working in partnership with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to bring together the world-class leader in consensus-based standards and aviation policy with the global voice of the air carriers to find solutions to some of the most vexing challenges in global air transportation. RTCA is known for its time-honored consensus process that leverages the industry expertise to solve challenging problems, while IATA serves as the voice and important strategic resource for air carriers around the world.   [More]



Committee Acts on NextGen Implementation

At its October 8th meeting, the NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC) approved a recommendation for a set of integrated plans on four focus areas of NextGen capabilities. These were developed by a joint FAA-Industry team, the NextGen Integration Working Group (NIWG), operating under the NAC. The goal of the implementing the capabilities in the four focus areas is to deliver measurable benefits by dates certain and increase the community’s confidence in NextGen. The recommendation also included pre-implementation initiative including analysis or an assessment that must be completed prior to fielding some of the capabilities.

"This represents a new model of collaboration between industry and the FAA and is helping us quickly implement foundational NextGen capabilities. We anticipate that this model will become the standard for future NextGen initiatives,” explained NAC Chair, Bill Ayer. [More]

RTCA NAC Chair Honored for Leadership

Bill Ayer, Retired Chairman and CEO of Alaska Air Group, was recognized for his service as Chair of the NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC). [More]

RTCA Committee Delivers Recommendation on FAA VOR MON

The Tactical Operations Committee (TOC) approved a recommendation on outreach and modifications required for successful implementation of the FAA’s VOR Minimum Operating Network (VOR MON) Program at its September meeting. This was the Committee’s third recommendation in response to the FAA’s request for industry suggestions to its plans to reduce the number of VORs by approximately 50% over the next decade.  The Committee has one task remaining. [More]

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Ms. Gina Bowles

CMI Defence France SAS

Distroff, FRANCE

Mr. Carlos Alarcon

DC Bars


Mr. Michael Sudbin

Instituto de Controle de Espaco Aero

San Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo BRAZIL

Mr. Marcus Ferreira

NATO AEW&C Programme Management Agency (NAPMA)


Mr. Ioannis Kassotakis

Peckham Technology Inc.

White Salmon, Washington USA

Mr. Canyon Peckham

Skyward IO, Inc.

Portland, Oregon USA

Mr. Andrew McCollough

Twivision Engineering Services Group, LLC

Corona, California USA

Mr. Michael Janus




Thomas J. Pack
ACR Electronics, Inc.
Philippe Plantin de Hugues, Ph.D.
Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses

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.