Tactical Operations Committee Announces New Co-Chair

Quigly UA.jpg RTCA welcomes Captain Bryan Quigley, Managing Director of Flight Operations from United Airlines, to serve as industry Co-Chair of the Tactical Operations Committee (TOC). He will serve with Dale Wright, Director of Safety and Technology from the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA).

The Tactical Operations Committee, established by the FAA in January 2013, provides an open venue for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and those who operate in the National Airspace System (NAS), to work in partnership to identify and resolve near-term, tactical issues impacting operations in the NAS.

At United, Captain Quigley is responsible for line and network operations, contingency and emergency operations, policy and plans, regulatory compliance and Comm/Nav/Surveillance programs. He is an Airbus 319/320 captain and has been with United Airlines since 1995. Captain Quigley is a retired military officer with more than 26 years of active and reserve service.

“With his breadth of responsibilities at United, Bryan is uniquely positioned to understand and lead discussions on the current operational issues coming before the TOC. As an active member of the RTCA NextGen Advisory Committee Subcommittee, he is also deeply informed about NextGen implementation,” said Margaret Jenny, President RTCA. “We are lucky to have someone of Bryan’s caliber in a leadership role on the Tactical Operations Committee.”

Under the leadership of Captain Quigley and Mr. Wright, the TOC is poised to provide recommendations to the FAA this year on improvements to Notice to Airmen (NOTAMs), processes for managing airport construction, criteria for the cancellation of procedures as well as other issues impacting operations in the NAS.