Airports Council International – North America
In this interview, Chris Oswald, Senior Vice President for Safety and Regulatory Affairs of ACI-NA, discusses priorities for airports including enhanced capabilities and infrastructure needs. Chris highlights the opportunity for more standards development to address electrification and charging vehicles. WATCH: https://youtu.be/QOjAlYMtoEY
RTCA and EUROCAE Met In Person at RTCA Headquarters for the Annual Coordination Meeting
What is FRAC?
All RTCA documents that are placed in our store undergo a process called Final Review and Comment (FRAC). FRAC is an opportunity for all stakeholders and interested parties, including members of the public, to review the document and suggest improvements. All documents in the FRAC commenting period can be found on our website here: https://www.rtca.org/committees-overview/documents-under-review/
RTCA relies on its committee chairs to execute and manage FRAC. All comments must be dispositioned, and the goal is to reach consensus on any changes needed. If consensus cannot be reached, RTCA supports the chairs by providing tools to reach a common ground everyone can live with. There is also a process if consensus can’t be achieved, but we encourage all participants to find a compromise.
A committee plenary session must be held to allow the committee to approve initiating FRAC. The commenting period for RTCA documents is a minimum of 30 days. When a committee is producing a joint document with a EUROCAE working group, the minimum is 45 days.
After comments are received and all are reviewed, the committee meets again in plenary to disposition the comments and approve closing the FRAC. They then create the final draft for the Program Management Committee (PMC) to consider for publication. The PMC has the authority to resolve the disposition of any unresolved comments and asks RTCA to complete publication of the document.
The PMC meets quarterly in March, June, September, and December. Documents that have been approved by the PMC are usually published in the store immediately after these quarterly meetings. The publication of our committee products is the primary purpose of the RTCA PMC.
If you wish to participate in the FRAC process, please contact the Program Director for the committee. All committee pages list the leadership of the committee and provide contact information.
Remaining Training Events for 2021
|DO-160G, Environmental Testing||December 6-10, 11am-5pm est.|
|DO-254, Design Assurance Guidance for Airborne Electronic Hardware||December 7-10, 11am-5pm est.|
|DO-178C, Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment w/Supplements||December 13-17, 11am-5pm est.|
RTCA Gold Sponsor Spotlight
Thank you to our 2021 Webinar Sponsors.
A special thank you to Collins Aerospace, Gold Sponsor of the 2021 Series!
Infrastructure and Airport Priorities
RTCA’s September webinar features a discussion with airport experts discussing priorities and projects at LAX, MCI and others. WATCH: https://youtu.be/dT34IiR_uSY