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RTCA 2016 Global Aviation Symposium – June 1-2, 2016 National Press Club, Washington DC

Operational Committee Approves Final Recommendation on NOTAMs 

During its most recent meeting, the Tactical Operations Committee (TOC) covered a number of issues affecting current and future operations in the National Airspace System (NAS) including Notice to Airman (NOTAM), airport construction guidelines and navigational procedures assessment. [More]

RTCA Volunteers Recognized for Technical Standards Supporting NextGen 

In an article recently published by Air Traffic Management Magazine, RTCA President Margaret Jenny explained how RTCA Committees are developing standards and ensuring equipment will be used properly throughout the National Airspace System. “RTCA’s recommendations represent the output of thousands of experts from all corners of the aviation industry,” stated Jenny. “We are pleased to provide the venue to bring interested parties together to work constructively towards solutions for some of the toughest policy and technical challenges to air transportation modernization.” To view the article, click here.

Constructive Collaboration on Display at NAC Meeting 

The October meeting of the RTCA NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC) featured the on-going collaboration between the FAA and the aviation industry that has been the hallmark of the Committee since its formation in 2010. Chaired by Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson, the meeting marked the one year milestone since the NextGen Integration Working Group (NIWG) final report was transmitted to the FAA and the subsequent NextGen Priorities Joint implementation Plan was presented to Congress. [More]


RTCA and EUROCAE Hold Coordination Meeting

Continuing the long history of collaboration, RTCA-EUROCAE officials met in Paris to discuss ongoing work products and plans for future activities, underscoring the importance of global interoperability. [More]


International Industry Collaboration

EUROCONTROL Director General Frank Brenner presented RTCA President Margaret Jenny with a flag in recognition of the excellent cooperation between RTCA and EUROCONTROL, at the October NextGen Advisory Committee Meeting held in Memphis, TN.

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].


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Aero Design Services, Inc.

St. Petersburg, Florida USA

Mr. Bill Rathmanner

Aerospace Engineering Solutions

Braintree, Essex UNITED KINGDOM

Mr. Anton Heissig

Air Map

Santa Monica, California USA

Ms. Megan House

Applied Technical Services, Inc.

Marietta, Georgia USA

Mr. David Common


Aix En Provence, FRANCE

Mr. Bruno Mathieu

European GNSS Agency (GSA)


Ms. Tanja Ghukassian

Gilbert E. Boen Consulting

Huntsville, Alabama USA

Mr. Gilbert Boen

LeTourneau University

Longview, Texas USA

Mr. Joonwan Kim

Tandel Systems

Oldsmar, Florida USA

Mr. Steven Heap

Tim Campbell

Melissa Rudinger

The Metrics of the NACSC

Staff Spotlight

Jeffery McNeil

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.

DO-254 Training
RTCA is hosting a two-day training course, tailored specifically to design/verification engineers and project/certification managers requiring DO-254 compliance.