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NIWG Leadership Team to be Recognized at Awards Luncheon
The RTCA 2014 Achievement Award will be presented to the NextGen Advisory Committee’s NextGen Integration Working Group (NIWG) leadership team at the Awards Luncheon being held on June 3rd at the RTCA 2015 Global Aviation Symposium. The Achievement Award, RTCA’s highest award, is given on behalf of the RTCA Policy Board to an individual or group that has excelled at helping RTCA achieve its mission. [More].

RTCA Honors the Memory of
Captain Robert G. Buley

RTCA was saddened to hear of the death of Bob Buley, former Co-Chair of SC-147, Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System. He was described by his peers as the “guru” on collision avoidance system technology. [More].

RTCA Symposium to Feature Remarks from IATA Director General & CEO, Tony Tyler
An interchange between RTCA President Margaret Jenny and IATA Chief Tony Tyler on key issues facing the global airline community will be featured at the upcoming RTCA 2015 Global Aviation Symposium being held in Washington DC on June 3-4 at the National Press Club. Tyler joins a growing list of featured speakers and panel members at this year’s conference. Register now to attend.

Portable Electronic Devices Committee Established
The Program Management Committee recently gave full approval for Special Committee 234, Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs), to convene. [More].

RTCA Releases Documents Covering ADS-B and Satellite Classic Aero Services

Committee Targets Metrics to Measure Implementation
Continuing its long track record of working in close collaboration with the FAA to address tough NextGen issues, at its recent meeting, the NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC) agreed to establish an ad hoc group to recommend performance metrics to measure the effects of implementing operational capabilities in four focus areas recommended by the joint RTCA-FAA NextGen Integration Working Group. [More].


Air Traffic Controllers Honor RTCA Leader

RTCA President Margaret Jenny was recognized during the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) Communicating for Safety Awards Luncheon for outstanding work protecting and improving the National Airspace System. [More].

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Bethesda, Maryland USA

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Poway, California USA

Mr. Brad Coleman

Crown Consulting, Inc.

Arlington, Virginia USA

Mr. Charles Keegan

M42 Technologies

Seattle, Washington USA

Ms. Nestor Voronka

Pacific Aviation & Lease Management, Inc.

San Diego, California USA

Mr. Addisu Siyoum

Real Time Consulting

Phoenix, Arizona USA

Ms. Jennifer Paige

Yulista Aviation, Inc.

Huntsville, Alabama USA

Mr. Paul Gulbis


Robert “Rocky” Stone

Extraordinary Commitment to Achieving Consensus



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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.