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RTCA Special Committee Recap for February 2023

March 20, 2023
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Feb 2 – SC-214, Standards for Air Traffic Data Communications Services (w/EUROCAE WG-78), hosted by Collins Aerospace, met in Melbourne, Fl. They continued updates to revisions on DO-350B, DO-351B, DO-352B, and DO-353B, scheduled for publication later this year.  The next meeting will be held virtually, March 17, to determine entering Final Review and Comment/Open Consultation.

Feb 6 & 10 – SC-227, Standards for Navigation Performance (w/EUROCAE WG-85), met in joint plenary and working sessions in Fort Worth, Texas hosted by American Airlines. The joint group is getting close to updating the MOPS for RNP, DO-283C. Working Group 3 of SC-227 continues its working to add digital derived charts to DO-257.

Feb 14-15 – SC-238, Counter UAS (w/EUROCAE WG-115), met in joint plenary hosted by EUROCAE in St Denis, France. They continued work on their SPR and INTEROP documents scheduled for publication in late 2023.

Feb 17 – SC-239, Low Range Radar Altimeter (w/EUROCAE WG-119), met in joint plenary at RTCA in Washington, DC. Plenary business focused on detailing the schedule and scope of the work needed on the upcoming revision of ED-30 and DO-155 to become technically equivalent document that will define the Minimum Operational Performance Standard (MOPS) for Radar Altimeters. Comment resolution on DO-399/ED-310, the guidance document SC-239 and WG-119 have been working on, continues in working sessions and will be addressed at their next week in May 2023 which will be at EUROCAE Headquarters in Saint Denis, France.

Feb 28-Mar 2 – SC-237, Helicopter Terrain Awareness Warning System HTAWS (w/EUROCAE WG-110), met in plenary at EASA’s headquarters in Cologne, Germany. There, they continued work on a new MOPS for helicopter on-shore operations, scheduled for publication later this year. The next meeting will be held May 16-18 at RTCA Headquarters.

Special Committee summaries and agendas can be accessed by visiting https://www.rtca.org/committees-overview/special-committees/ 


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