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May 15 Webinar: RTCA's Standards Evolving with new Airspace Operations – DO-178(), DO-254(), DO-356()

RTCA kicked off our 2024 Events Series with a 3-part webinar series, aviation standards leaders share updates and application of RTCA software, hardware and security standards.


 Part I. Hardware: DO-254 was published in 1999. Hardware development has evolved in the last 25 years and aviation is embracing the advancements to achieve new functionality when modernizing the cockpit. Listen to a conversation on how hardware technology advancements will benefit airline operations with a potential update to the long-standing DO-254 standard: Design Assurance Guidance for Airborne Electronic Hardware. Panelists include FAA, ALPA and others.

Part II. Software: RTCA’s Software Standards are the backbone of deterministic software operation in aviation. Panelists will discuss why maintaining an understanding of how software is developed and deployed is evolving with new supplement to DO-178C and DO-278A scheduled for publication in the next 12 months. Panelists include FAA, an AAM Operator and others.

Part III. Security: In aviation, as in other communication technologies, it is vital to be aware of the potential security threats the aviation industry faces. Panelists will discuss how RTCA’s security assurance standards protect aircraft operations and incorporate new technologies. Panelists include A4A, GAMA and Collins Aerospace.

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Part I. Hardware


Brenda Ocker

Federal Aviation Administration

Brenda Ocker is the manager of the Avionics Software & Components Unit (AIR-626D) in the Policy and Standards Division of…

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Christopher W. Sidor


Chris Sidor serves as the Chair of the Aircraft Design and Operations (ADO) group at the Air Line Pilots Association,…

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Ray Reynolds

Collins Aerospace

BSEE California State Univ., Fresno 26 years in Aerospace Industry 23 years with Collins Aerospace 15 years Engineering 8 years…

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Part II. Software

Mike Vukas

Federal Aviation Administration

Mike Vukas Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Mr. Vukas joined the FAA Avionics Software & Components Branch 8 years ago as…

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Patty M. Bath

Belcan, LLC

Mark Lillis

Atlantic Certification Group LLC

Mark Lillis is an industry veteran with 25 years of hardware and software experience in control system design and certification.…

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Part III. Security


Marty Reynolds

Managing Director of Cybersecurity A4A

Marty Reynolds brings 30 years of experience in cybersecurity and civil and military aviation. He joined Airlines for America as…

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Jens Hennig

General Aviation Manufacturers Association

Vice President, Operations General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) Jens Hennig is Vice President, Operations for GAMA and responsible for the…

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Patrick Morrissey

Technical Fellow Collins Aerospace

Patrick Morrissey is a Sr. Technical Fellow at Collins Aerospace in the Commercial Avionics organization.  Morrissey holds an M.S. in…

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