SC-230 - Airborne Weather Detection Systems, established December 18, 2013, is developing recommendations for an advisory circular for airworthiness approval for aircraft weather radar systems. In 2015, the group completed updates of DO-220 for the minimum operational performance standards for aircraft weather radar equipment and DO-213 for minimum operational performance standards for nose-mounted radomes. In 2016, the group completed an interim report on recommendation on the feasibility to standardize In-Flight Radar Long Range Ice Crystals Weather Awareness Function. This report lead to recommendation to develop a minimum aviation system performance standards for weather radar detection of ice crystal conditions.



Co-Chair Dawn Gidner Honeywell International
Co-Chair Jeff Finley Rockwell Collins
Designated Federal Officer Lee Nguyen Federal Aviation Administration
Secretary Luke Tschacher Boeing Commercial Airplane Group
Program Director Karan Hofmann RTCA, Inc.


General Information

Terms of Reference May 31, 2017
Next Meeting Agenda April 4-5, 2018
2018 Meetings January 10-11, 2018
April 4-5, 2018


Recently Completed Documents

DO-213A Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Nose-Mounted Radomes March 2016
DO-220A Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Aircraft Weather Radar Equipment March 2016




2017 Meetings October 5-6, 2017
2016 Meetings January 12-14, 2016
February 16-18, 2016
April 12-14, 2016
July 12-14, 2016
October 4-6, 2016
2015 Meetings March 17-19, 2015
June 16-18, 2015
September 29-October 1, 2015


For additional meeting summaries, please contact the Program Director: Karan Hofmann