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RTCA August Digest now Available!

 

Committee Approves NextGen Recommendations

The RTCA NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC) met in early summer agreeing to finalize its recommendations to the FAA covering industry-FAA 2017-2019 plans for implementing NextGen capabilities; community outreach associated with PBN implementations; and an assessment of performance improvements associated with Wake ReCat implementations at Charlotte and Chicago airports. [More]
 

Operational Committee Discusses New Entrants and the Status of Previous Recommendations


During its June meeting, the Tactical Operations Committee (TOC) covered a number of issues affecting current and future operations in the National Airspace System (NAS). The Committee is led by Co-Chairs Bryan Quigley of United Airlines and Dale Wright of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, with Elizabeth “Lynn” Ray, Vice President Mission Support, Air Traffic Organization, FAA, serving as the Designated Federal Official. [More]
 

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
by RTCA

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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Alaska Air Carriers Association

Anchorage, Alaska USA

Ms. Jane Dale


Alaska Airmen Association

Anchorage, Alaska USA

Mr. Adam White


Avilution, LLC

Madison, Alabama  USA

Mr. Mark Spencer


Cigital

Dulles, Virginia  USA

Mr. Michael Avari


FastPilot, Inc.

Lake in the Hills, Illinois  USA

Mr. Jim Albers


Human Solutions, Inc. (HSI)

Washington, DC USA

Mr. Mike Prichard


JMA Solutions LLC

Washington DC USA

Ms. Janice Adams


Kapik, Inc.

Toronto, Ontario CANADA

Mr. Martin Snelgrove


Mid-Continents Instruments and Avionics

Wichita, Kansas USA

Mr. Brett Williams


N.O.I.S.E. (The National Association to Insure a Sound Controlled Environment)

Washington, DC USA

Ms. Emily Tranter



Mark Hopkins

Delta Air Lines
 


Dave Surridge

American Airlines
 

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.