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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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ACI World

Montreal, Quebec CANADA

Ms. Angela Gittens

AirnetSystems, Inc.

Columbus, Ohio USA

Mr. Tom Schaner

Avionic Tools, Inc.

Bedminster, New Jersey USA

Mr. Terry Markovich

Cape Air

Hyannis, Massachusetts USA

Ms. Michelle Haynes

CapstoneBlack Pty Ltd.


Mr. Adrian Marshall

Compass Airlines, Inc.

Minneapolis, Minnesota  USA

Mr. Rich Leach

CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science


Dr. Balthasar Indermuehle 

Endeavor Air (9E)

Minneapolis, Minnesota USA

Mr. Ryan Gumm


Envoy Air

Irving, Texas USA

Mr. Pedro Fabregas

Fareast Huaquiang Navigation and Position Co., Ltd.

Luquan, Hebel CHINA

Dr. Yao Wang


Georgia Tech Research Institute

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Mr. Clark Kjorlaug


GoJet Airlines, LLC

St. Louis, Missouri USA

Ms. Hulas Kanodia 


Grand Canyon Airlines

Boulder City, Nevada USA

Mr. Craig Sanderson 


Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd.

Cheyenne, Wyoming USA

Mr. Douglas Voss


Island Air

Honolulu, Hawaii USA

Mr. Paul Casey 


Jansky-Barmt Telecommunications Inc.

Bethesda, Maryland USA

Mr. Donald Jansky


Jazz Aviation

Darmouth, Nova Scotia  CANADA

Mr. Joseph Randell


LC Peru

Lima, Peru

Mr. Carlos Carmona


Liaoning General Aviation Academy

Shenyang, CHINA

Dr. Guiwen Kang


LightSquared, Inc.

Reston, Virginia USA

Mr. Geoff Stearn


Mesa Airlines

Phoenix, Arizona USA

Mr. Jonathan Ornstein


National Safe Skies Alliance

Alcoa, Tennessee USA

Ms. Jennifer Roberts


New England Airlines

Westerly, Rhode Island USA

Mr. William Bendokas


Porter Airlines

Toronto, Ontario CANADA

Mr. Robert Deluce


Professional Aviation Safety Speciliast, AFL-CIO (PASS)

Washington, DC USA

Mr. Michael Perrone


PSA Airlines

Vandalia, Ohio USA

Mr. Dion Flannery


Ravn Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska USA

Mr. Bob Hajdukovich


Seaborne Airlines


Mr. Gary Foss


Shuttle America

Indianapolis, Indiana USA

Mr. Bryan Bedford


Silver Airways

Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA

Mr. Gary Foss


Sohar, Inc.

Culver City, California USA

Dr. Zigmund Bluvband

Brian Townsend
American Airlines
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.