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Technical Committee Works Through Full Agenda

The Program Management Committee (PMC) held a public meeting on Tuesday, September 22 [More].


SC-214 Releases Documents for Review


The Standards for Air Traffic Data Communications Services Committee and EUROCAE WG-78 recently finalized the revisions for all Baseline 2 documents: Safety and Performance Requirements (SPR), DO-350, and Interoperability Requirements (INTEROPS), DO-351, DO-352 and DO-353. [More].

2016 RTCA Symposium Dates Announced!


RTCA will host its annual Symposium June 1-2, 2016 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The annual Symposium, drawing more than 300 industry leaders, examines current and emerging issues facing the aviation community and focuses on policy and technical issues relevant to RTCA, committee volunteers and others in the aviation industry.

To see the discussions from the RTCA 2015 Global Aviation Symposium, view the RTCA Symposium agenda page


Tactical Operations Committee Announces New Co-Chair

The RTCA Tactical Operations Committee (TOC) welcomes Captain Bryan Quigley, Managing Director of Flight Operations from United Airlines, to serve as an industry Co-Chair for the TOC along with Dale Wright, Director of Safety and Technology for the National Air Traffic Controllers Association. [More].


RTCA Committee Approves Recommendations on NOTAMs, Caribbean Operations and GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility

During its July meeting, the Tactical Operations Committee (TOC) approved three recommendations: [More].


Committee Highlights Collaborative Process

The RTCA NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC) met in June to consider recommendations on National Airspace System (NAS) performance metrics and resolutions to ADS-B equipage mandate issues. Led by Chairman Richard Anderson, CEO of Delta Air Lines, the Committee deliberated over reports developed by its working groups and agreed to send the recommendations to the FAA. [More].


RTCA Features UAS Committee in International Yearbook


The activities of RTCA Special Committee 228, Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, were presented in the Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UVS) Info web sites annual Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) yearbook [More].


Successful RTCA Symposium Showcases Collaboration


With nearly 350 participants, the RTCA 2015 Global Aviation Symposium was characterized by attendees as “outstanding,” with “very strong content”. View the Special Edition Symposium Digest for details. [More].



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Validrone AB

Stockholm, SWEDEN

Mr. Magnus Lundmark

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Ultralife Corporation

Newark, New York USA

Mr. John Nielsen

Cuonics GmbH

Straubing, GERMANY

Mr. Philipp Lemberger

State University Parthenope

Napoli, ITALY

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DFW Airport, Texas USA

Mr. Jim Crites

Echodyne Corp.

Belluvue, Washington USA

Mr. Eben Frankenberg


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Mr. Hee Wook Kim


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Ankara, TURKEY

Mr. Ergun Yasayan

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Marina Del Ray, California USA

Ms. Tulinda Larsen

Harris Technologies LLC

Powder Springs, Georgia USA

Mr. James Harris

Martin Aircraft Co. Ltd.

Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND

Mr. Mike Prystie

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Sunbyberg, SWEDEN

Mr. Mikael Norgren

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Mr. Celso Cobra

Jeff Finley

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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.