RTCA is pleased to announce the addition of six organizations to its membership: Aero Technic BG, Core Avionics & Industrial (CoreAVI), Elroy Air, Lilium GmbH, National Research Council Canada and Rosteco.

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 550 member organizations.” said RTCA President and CEO Terry McVenes.

 

Newest Members

 

Aero Technic BG

Sofia, BULGARIA

 

 

Aero Technic BG is EASA 145 approved company for Maintenance, Consulting and Logistic Support with maintenance station at Sofia Airport and aircraft type BAe146/Avro RJ, ATR42/72/ B737 and Airbus A320 Family.

The company also provides specialist engineering teams to perform aircraft maintenance. The Aero Technic BG teams are highly qualified engineers with experience in line and base maintenance.

 

Core Avionics & Industrial (CoreAVI)

Tampa, Florida USA

 

Core Avionics & Industrial Inc.’s (“CoreAVI”) was formed to combine safety-critical OpenGL Graphics library products with hardware Graphics Processors (GPUs) from Advanced Micro Devices. CoreAVI’s overlapping expertise in hardware and software has allowed it to rapidly grow into a trusted supplier to avionics, military, and industrial system designers around the world. CoreAVI has expanded to support many of the industry’s leading graphics hardware platforms from suppliers such as Intel, AMD, NXP, and Vivante with a portfolio of OpenGL standard driver libraries that include FAA DO-178C, EASA ED-12C and DO254 certification artifacts.

 

CoreAVI graphics software products are compatible with most real-time operating systems including those from DDC-I, Intel Wind River, Green Hills, Mentor Graphics, Lynx Software, QNX, and Sysgo, as well as several proprietary systems. The breadth and depth of CoreAVI’s product line allows system designers to select the correct level of performance, and the right features, for virtually any safe graphical application. As a result, CoreAVI has grown to serve 62 major avionics firms in 18 countries around the globe. CoreAVI is also bringing its successful avionics technology to high-speed rail, nuclear power and automotive graphics. As the technology and complexity underpinning these businesses increases, the need for safety-critical, real-time information displayed in an instantly readable graphical fashion increase as well. The integration of video and other sensor data with graphical content promises to further increase the need for safe display systems. To serve this need, CoreAVI has achieved ISO26262 product compliance and their developments are based on the functional safety principles of IEC61508.

 

Elroy Air

San Francisco, California USA

 

Elroy Air is an American startup company intending to replace land delivery trucks on inefficient routes with unmanned cargo aircraft.

 

Elroy Air’s drone is able to take off and land vertically (VTOL) and fly at a speed of 100 mph. It uses cameras, lidar, and radar in addition to an air-traffic management system to safely reach its destination. The unmanned aircraft looks like a mix between a regular propeller airplane and a drone. The delivery or cargo drone is propelled by a hybrid engine using both gas and electric power. Elroy Air is trying to eliminate the need for delivery trucks to work in conjunction with drones.

 

Lilium GmbH

Wessling, GERMANY

 

Lilium GmbH is a Munich-based startup developing a revolutionary on-demand air mobility service. To give wings to its vision of a world where anyone can fly anywhere, anytime, it has designed and prototyped a brand-new form of aircraft that will enable it to deliver journeys that are four times faster than a taxi, yet competitive in price. Manufacturing and operating the Lilium Jet, a five-seater, fully-electric aircraft that can take-off and land vertically (eVTOL), will enable it to address a trillion-dollar market opportunity that will not only change the way people choose to live and travel but will also connect communities at a fraction of the cost of conventional high-speed infrastructure such as road and rail.

 

National Research Council Canada

Ottawa, Alberta CANADA

 

The National Research Council is the primary national research and technology organization (RTO) of the Government of Canada. The Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development is responsible for the National Research Council. The transformation of the NRC into an RTO that focuses on "business-led research" was part of the federal government's Economic Action Plan. On 7 May 2013, the NRC launched its new "business approach" in which it offered four business lines: strategic research and development, technical services, management of science and technology infrastructure and NRC-Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP). With these services, NRC intended to shorten the gap between early stage research and development and commercialization. At one point, NRC had over 30 approved programs.

 

Rosteco

Moscow, RUSSIAN FEDERATION

 

Rosteco is a fast-growing high-tech Russian company in the field of aviation instrument. Their goal is the creation of modern domestic avionics and airborne electronic systems:

Currently, they are actively working on the release of a series of flight-navigation systems and avionics.

 

Founded in 1935, RTCA is a private, not-for-profit association of over 550 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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