SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM RTCA
RTCA's President leads and advocates for the Value of RTCA
  • Provides validated performance standards that drive innovative systems and equipment design, ensuring their availability to be referenced as a means of compliance with FAA regulations and other regulatory authorities. RTCA standards have withstood the test of time for 83 years.

  • Enables participants to develop standards by providing a forum in which all participants can be heard and provides the leadership to encourage the necessary give and take that is so critical in reaching a consensus opinion to which all involved can commit.

  • Generates consensus-based recommendations that routinely form the basis for FAA regulatory guidance, as well as private sector investment and development decisions. RTCA standards are referenced in Technical Standards Orders and Advisory Circulars as a means of compliance with FAA regulations and other regulatory authorities.

  • Provides value-added services related to RTCA products, such as experienced staff, expertise and training to further the effectiveness of the standards and guidance materials.

  • Recognized by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) as an international standards organization and its standards are referenced by ICAO documents.

  • Coordinates routinely with ICAO, the European Organization for Civil Aviation Equipment (EUROCAE) and other international aviation regulators, service providers and standards organizations to ensure that RTCA standards drive global standards.

  • Hosts a premier annual symposium providing a venue for informing participants of advancements in the art and science of aviation, and highlighting industry volunteers, bestowing awards to industry and government leaders.