EUROCAE-RTCA Annual Coordination Meeting
The annual coordination meeting between RTCA and EUROCAE took place on 17 and 18 November 2020.
The meeting is a special occasion in our collaboration to discuss current developments in our organisations, joint and non-joint standardisation activities, but also to share a more strategic outlook to the future and to consider how to foster and enhance our relationship with ICAO.
This year, the RTCA team Terry McVenes, RTCA President, Steve Brown, NBAA & Chair of RTCA Policy Board, Chris Hegarty, Mitre & Chair of PMC, was joined on the EUROCAE side by Christian Schleifer, Secretary General, Bruno Ayral, Thales LAS & EUROCAE Council Chair and President, Eric Bouchard, Dassault Aviation & TAC Chair, as well as the relevant team members from both organisations.
In the discussions, the leaders of EUROCAE and RTCA specifically recognised the contribution of the WG and SC leaders and participants and acknowledged the continuing efforts supporting standardisation activities in these special times – it is their activities that help our organisations continue and even expand our activities. We have been able to move quickly to a completely virtual environment will together work to be even more efficient and effective in the future.
As part of the discussions, EUROCAE and RTCA reaffirmed our strong partnership, agreeing that future standardisation initiatives should be by default pursued in a joint manner. The processes and procedures that have been in place for a long time, backed by our Memorandum of Cooperation, will be used and reinforced to enable this cooperation also in the future.
We are looking forward to continue working with our partners to enhance international harmonisation and global interoperability, at the service of our members and the entire aviation community.