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NEW: August Digest now available!


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.

McKellar, ACT AUSTRALIA

Mr. Adrian Marshall



Compass Airlines, Inc.

Minneapolis, Minnesota  USA

Mr. Rich Leach



CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science

Epping, NSW AUSTRALIA

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

San Juan, PUERTO RICO

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
and
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.