The Tactical Operations Committee (TOC) met in June and received updates on previous recommendations, including Airport Construction and Graphical Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs). The TOC was also briefed on draft recommendations on Aeronautical Information Management Modernization (AIMM) Segment 3. AIMM S3 will deliver near real-time information on Special Activity Airspace enabling operators to plan more efficient flight routes and maximize utilization of available airspace.
Additionally, the meeting kicked off a new task focused on the operational impacts of the DoD’s GPS interference testing and training. In a NAS that is becoming more PBN-centric, many operators rely on GPS-based equipment for navigation or other functionality. Intentional interference has become an important issue to consider for both operational and potential safety impacts. The Intentional GPS Interference Task Group will build understanding of the actual impacts of interference testing, identify mechanisms to inform operators and mitigate negative impacts.
This meeting was the final one for Dale Wright of NATCA, as Co-Chair of the TOC. The TOC and RTCA thank Mr. Wright for his outstanding leadership during his tenure. Mr. Jeff Woods of NATCA will co-chair alongside Captain Bart Roberts of JetBlue, with Ms. Elizabeth “Lynn” Ray, Vice President Mission Support, Air Traffic Organization, FAA, serving as the Designated Federal Officer.
For additional information about the Committee, please visit the TOC webpage.