RTCA is pleased to announce the addition of four organizations to its membership: DeTech, Inc., The DiSTI Corporation, Qianxun Spatial Intelligence Inc. and Wing Aviation.

RTCA and the aviation community owe a debt of gratitude to the dozens of committee leaders and thousands of committee participants who continue to deliver consensus on tough issues, leading to tangible outcomes for the aviation community. "Our members are the heart and soul of RTCA and we are resolute in our drive to deliver value to all of our 500+ member organizations” said RTCA President and CEO Terry McVenes.


New Members


DeTech Inc.

Panama City, Florida USA


DeTect specializes in advanced radar and other sensor technologies. The company is the leader in bird radar technologies for real-time aircraft bird strike avoidance, wind energy bird mortality risk assessment and mitigation, and industrial bird control with over 180 of its MERLIN bird radars operating in the US, Canada, Europe, Africa and Asia. The unique radar signal processing technology in MERLIN, developed specifically for reliable detection and tracking of small, non-cooperative, low radar-cross section, non-linearly moving targets, is also used in DeTect's HARRIER Security and Surveillance Radar making it one of the most sensitive, low cost radar systems on the market today for airspace and marine security applications including drone and UAV detection and defense, Ground Based Sense-and-Avoid (GBSAA) and virtual air traffic control. In 2012, DeTect also deployed the first radar-activated wind farm turbine obstruction lighting system in the US - a HARRIER Aircraft Detection Lighting System (ADLS) - that provides automated activation of wind turbine obstruction lights when aircraft are detected within a specified distance of the wind farm. In 2016, DeTect expanded its drone surveillance capabilities with the launch of its DroneWatcher system that includes an Android application, DroneWatcher APP, that makes a smartphone or tablet into a short-range drone detector. DroneWatcher also includes an advanced radiofrequency (RF) sensor, DroneWatcher RF, for longer range detection, tracking, identification and interdiction of drones and small UAVs. Combined, with the DroneWatcher Drone Surveillance Radar (DSR), DroneWatcher APP and RF provide the highest level of multi-layer comprehensive, multi-layer drone defense available.


The DiSTI Corporation

Orlando, Florida USA


DiSTI is the leading provider of both turn-key and customized HMI software and 3D virtual maintenance training solutions for: Embedded Target Systems, Desktop, Mobile, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.


DiSTI software products and professional services have pioneered the advancement of UIs and virtual maintenance training for Global 500 companies, military organizations, and commercial clientele from around the world.


Today, DiSTI’s user interface tools and technologies produce a range of 3D applications from embedded automotive displays to complete virtual training solutions.


DiSTI has earned ISO 9001:2015 certification.


Qianxun Spatial Intelligence Inc.

Shanghai, CHINA


Qianxun Spatial Intelligence Inc. (Qianxun SI) is a world’s leading high-precision positioning service provider. They offer position service up to centimeter level accuracy (real-time) and millimeter level accuracy (post-processing), which is one of the most important infrastructures in the IoT Era.


Qianxun SI was founded on August 18th, 2015, a joint venture of Norinco Group and Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA). Based on raw observation data delivered by four GNSS constellations (incl. Beidou, GPS, GLONASS and Galileo), Qianxun services, accessing through internet, by utilising self-built ground-based augmentation system (incl. more than 2400 reference stations) and self-developed positioning algorithms, dramatically improve positioning accuracy. Thus, Qianxun SI provide high-precision positioning and relative LBS solutions for users across China.


Wing Aviation

Palo Alto, California USA


Wing’s flight operations software was built to provide UTM services and allows Wing, as well as recreational drone operators and aviation service providers, to manage complex flight paths and monitor the aircraft in real time. Wing’s software was informed by its work with international government partners, including NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the United States and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) in Aus


Founded in 1935, RTCA is a private, not-for-profit association of over 500 members representing the aviation industry, government, and academia. RTCA inspires the creation and implementation of integrated performance standards that meet the changing global aviation environment and ensure the safety, security, and overall health of the aviation ecosystem.


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