2017 Annual Symposium


Opening Keynote: A conversation between RTCA Chairman of the Board and RTCA President Aviation is a Collaborative Enterprise; and amid many distractions, with competing interests, introduction of new entrants (drone and commercial space), RTCA remains focused on finding common ground and achieving tangible outcomes.
NextGen Advisory Committee NAC members examine the FAA-Industry collaborative effort to implement NextGen and to evaluate the benefits.
Drone Advisory Committee DAC members share an insider perspective of the operational policy issues of introducing an innovative technology into the air transportation system.
Equipping for the Future Global leaders explore future plans and the comprehensive global standards necessary for successful implementation
Implementing NextGen Priorities FAA and Industry leaders discuss the status and future of the Four Focus Areas – DataComm, Multiple Runaway Operations, Performance Based Navigation, Surface and Data Sharing
Aircraft Metering; Time, Speed, Spacing Experts with diverse views discuss how we will evolve to fully integrated management of aircraft timing, speed and spacing, using ground and cockpit-based capabilities
Closing Remarks – Day One Margaret Jenny provides highlights and key take-aways from Day one of the Symposium.
ADS-B Operators, suppliers, regulators, air navigation service providers join to examine where we are on meeting the US 2020 deadline, global applications, and enhanced surveillance in oceanic and remote airspace.
The Environment and NextGen Experts from FAA, operators, airports and airport communities discuss the benefits and challenges associated with NextGen capabilities
Comprehensive FAA Bill Aviation leaders discuss the 2017 FAA Reauthorization – Congressional Actions and the FAA – NextGen and aviation infrastructure
Cybersecurity Authorities discuss ways to mitigate this potential threat to the continued safety and security of air transportation
Commercial Space Those involved in this burgeoning industry tackle what is needed from the FAA and the aviation community to address the emerging growth of this unique user of the National Airspace System
Closing Comments RTCA President Margaret Jenny discusses Symposium highlights.