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RTCA Special Committee 172: Future Air-Ground Communications in the Very High Frequency (VHF) Aeronautical Data Band (118-137 MHz)

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Notice of RTCA Special Committee 172 meeting.

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The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 172: Future Air-Ground Communications in the VHF Aeronautical Data Band (118-137 MHz).


The meeting will be held January 29-February 1, 2002 starting at 9 a.m. each day.


The meeting will be held at RTCA, Inc., 1828 L Street, NW., Suite 805, Washington, DC 20036.

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RTCA Secretariat, 1828 L Street, SW., Washington, DC 20036; telephone (202) 833-9339; fax (202) 833-9434; Web site

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Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C., Appendix 2), notice is hereby given for a Special Committee 172 meeting. The agenda will include:

  • January 29:
  • Opening Plenary Session (Welcome and Introductory Remarks, Review of Agenda, Review Summary of Previous Meeting)
  • Form Working Group 2: Review and Schedule Minimum Aviation System Performance Standard (MASPS) work
  • Form Working Group 3: VHF Data Link 2 Minimum Operational Performance Standard (MOPS) work
  • January 30:
  • Working Group 3: VHF Data Link 2 MOPS work continues
  • January 31:
  • Plenary Reconvenes (Report and Review Status of Working Groups 2 and 3)
  • Review Relevant International Activities (ICAO Aeronautical Mobile Communications Panel WG status, EUROCAE WG 47 status and issues)
  • Report on Digital Activities (NEXCOM, AEEC status)
  • Closing Plenary Session (Other Business, Date and Place of Next Meeting)
  • February 1:
  • Working Group 3 (or 2): Continues as required

Attendance is open to the interested public but limited to space availability. With the approval of the chairmen, members of the public may present oral statements at the meeting. Persons wishing to present statements or obtain information should contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Members of the public may present a written statement to the committee at any time.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on December 27, 2001.

Janice L. Peters,

FAA Special Assistant, RTCA Advisory Committee.

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[FR Doc. 02-487 Filed 1-8-02; 8:45 am]