SC-186, Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), established February 1, 1995, is developing operational requirements and minimum performance standards for airborne and ground user applications of ADS-B. Over 70 ADS-B operational capabilities have been identified that could provide enhanced safety, increased capacity and improved efficiency.  The committee has begun defining the Operational Services & Environment Description that will support minimum standards for ADS-B use in Flight Interval Management operations, due in 2018.

In addition, the SC-186 has joined with SC-209 (ATCRBS and Mode S Transponder) and EUROCAE WG 51 and WG-49 to form a super-group, the goal of which is to increase communication across the membership of committees developing standards for surveillance. 



Co-Chair Rocky Stone United Airlines
Co-Chair Jessie Turner The Boeing Company
Government Authorized Representative Matt Haskin Federal Aviation Administration
Secretary Michael Garcia Aireon, LLC
Program Director Al Secen RTCA


General Information

Terms of Reference December 19, 2019
Next Meeting Agenda

July 23, 2020 (Cancelled for this date.  TBR)

2020 Meetings

January 31, 2020
March 20, 2020
May 1, 2020


Recently Completed Documents

DO-317C MOPS for Aircraft Surveillance Applications (ASA) System June 2020
DO-361A MOPS for Flight-Deck Interval Management (FIM) March 2020
DO-328B Safety, Performance and Interoperability Requirements Documents for Airborne Space – Flight Deck Interval Management (ASPA-FIM) March 2020


2019 Meetings June 17, 2019
August 12, 2019
November 8, 2019
December 16, 2019
2018 Meetings March 20-23, 2018
September 7, 2018
November 2, 2018
2017 Meetings August 22, 2017
2016 Meetings March 8-11, 2016
November 1-4, 2016
2015 Meetings January 23, 2015
June 8-12, 2015
October 30, 2015

For additional meeting summaries, please contact the Program Director: Al Secen.