RTCA Welcomes New Members

RTCA is pleased to announce the addition of nine organizations to its membership: Adsys Controls, Archer Aviation, Cota Aviation Ltd., De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd., EXB Solutions, HAPS Mobile, Inc., Neuralvol Inc., PAL Aerospace and Tata Advanced Systems Ltd.

RTCA and the aviation community owe a debt of gratitude to the dozens of committee leaders and thousands of committee participants who continue to deliver consensus on tough issues, leading to tangible outcomes for the aviation community. “Our members are the heart and soul of RTCA and we are resolute in our drive to deliver value to all of our 500+ member organizations” said RTCA President and CEO Terry McVenes.

New Members:

Adsys Controls, Irvine, California USA

Adsys Controls provides solutions for precision control systems, advanced optical perception systems, high energy lasers, test system modeling & simulation, and unmanned aerial systems for military and commercial markets. Adsys Controls services include everything from electronics design, embedded RT software, and image processing to high energy laser & optical perception systems for ISR&T, weapons, communication, and navigation.

Archer Aviation Santa Clara, California USA

Archer’s mission is to accelerate the benefits of sustainable air mobility. The company is currently developing an electric aircraft.

Cota Aviation British Columbia, Canada         

Cota Aviation Ltd, is Approved Maintenance Organization #83-18. The company is fast closing in on their second certification of Parts Manufacturing.

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited Toronto, Ontario Canada

 Throughout an impressive 75-year history of producing various models of aircraft in Canada and for the world, De Havilland has always proudly been known for its adaptability and dependability. Being responsible for creating some 3,500 aircraft—including the most advanced turboprop in the air today—their experience and expertise constructing the highest performing planes in the industry is second-to-none. Their aircraft are all manufactured in Canada at their state-of-the-art facility in Ontario and are a proud symbol of Canadian innovation and achievement.

The company’s Dash 8 series offers incredible versatility and value with its ability to handle steep approaches, accommodate more passengers and offer both a lower fuel burn and shorter runway requirement than competitors.

De Havilland provide world-class service to over 800 Dash 8 aircraft for over 60 airlines and customers around the globe, as well as support for their 100, 200 and 300 models.

EXB Solutions Plymouth, Minnesota USA

EXB Solutions, Inc. provides safety critical software engineering solutions for the Aerospace and Defense, and Medical Technology industries.

HAPS Mobile, Inc. Tokyo, Japan

HAPSMobile Inc. is a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. that plans and operates a High-Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) business with the aim of bridging the world’s digital divide. HAPSMobile is primarily engaged in network equipment research and development for the HAPS business, construction of core networks, new business planning and activities for spectrum usage. AeroVironment, Inc. is HAPSMobile’s minority owner and aircraft development partner for “HAWK30,” a solar-powered unmanned aircraft designed for stratospheric telecommunications platform systems that flies approximately 20kms above ground in the stratosphere. HAPSMobile has a strategic relationship with Loon, a subsidiary of Alphabet, the parent company of Google.

Neuralvol Inc. Montreal, Quebec Canada

Neuralvol is committed to the development of safe and reliable technologies for enabling autonomous flight by leveraging advancements in artificial intelligence and electronic hardware.

PAL Aerospace St John’s Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

PAL Aerospace is a Canadian-owned company. With a focus on Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance as well as In-Service Support solutions. PAL Aerospace is recognized by governments and militaries for on time/on budget delivery and high reliability rates.

Tata Advanced Systems Limited Bengaluru, Karnataka India

Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Sons, is the strategic Aerospace and Defence arm of the TATA Group. TASL is both an operating & a holding company. TASL group is fast emerging as a key Defence and Aerospace player in India with established capabilities and demonstrated deliveries in the following areas: Missile Systems and sub-systems, Radar Systems and sub-systems, Command & Control Systems, Aerospace & Aero-Structures, Unmanned Aerial Systems, Optronic Systems and Homeland Security Solution.

TASL has been established as the lead entity for the Tata Group to address the large aerospace and aerostructure opportunities for India as well as for the rest of the world. With 3 operational programs, proven deliveries, and more than 1400 highly trained resources, TASL is on its way towards becoming the global supplier of choice of global aerospace OEMs. The backbone of TASL’s vision is its capability across the value chain – design, engineering, detailed part manufacturing and major structural assembly. The programs are nurtured with the highest level of customer focus and safety, delivered through robust quality systems, procedures and practices certified to AS 9100, NADCAP standards. Following are the key Programs under execution where TASL has become global single source supplier to the OEMs: Sikorsky S 92 Helicopter Cabin Assembly including Wire Harness Installation, Lockheed Martin C 130 J Empennage & Center Wing Box Assembly, Detailed Part Manufacturing (Tata Sikorsky JV) with capabilities in Machining, Sheet metal forming, tube bending, special processes, quality assurance.

Unmanned Aerial Systems are a key ingredient of C4I systems offering the security forces with real-time ISR capabilities. In-house design and development of Mini & Micro UAV systems, complemented by indigenous design of major subsystems like Autopilot, Ground Control Station, Gimbal based payloads etc. has enabled TASL to offer cutting edge solutions for the current and future UAV requirements of the Indian Security Forces.