SC-147, Traffic Alert & Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), established November 1, 1980, has defined and updated the TCAS and TCAS II performance standards, thereby contributing to one of the most significant advances in aviation safety in the past twenty years.
The committee has started work on a new Aircraft Collision Avoidance System for NextGen, or ACAS X. The foundational system to be specified will be ACAS XA, with the “A” denoting active surveillance. ACAS XA will be a “drop-in” replacement for TCAS II; expected MOPS completion date – December 2018.
|Co-Chair||J. Stuart Searight||Federal Aviation Administration|
|Co-Chair||Ruy Brandao||Honeywell International, Inc.|
|WG-75 Co-Chair||Bill Booth||EUROCONTROL|
|Government Authorized Representative||Sheila Mariano||Federal Aviation Administration|
|Secretary||Donna Frohlich||Aurora Sciences LLC|
|Program Director||Al Secen||RTCA, Inc.|