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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.


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 July 9-12, 2002 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.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:

  • July 9:
  • Opening Plenary Session (Welcome and Introductory Remarks, Review of Agenda, Review Summary of Previous Meeting)
  • Resolve DO-224A Minimum Aviation System Performance Standards Change 2 for Final Review and Comment (FRAC) comments
  • July 10:
  • Continue work on DO-224A Change 2 FRAC comments
  • Approve DO-224A Change 2
  • Work on DO-271A Mode 3 Minimum Operational Performance Standard FRAC comments
  • July 11:
  • Continue work on DO-271A FRAC comments
  • July 12:
  • Continue work on DO-271A FRAC comments
  • Approve DO-271A
  • Review Relevant International Activities (EUROCAE WG-47 status and issues, Others as appropriate)
  • Closing Plenary Session (Other Business, Date and Place of Next Meeting, Adjourn)

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 June 13, 2002.

Norman Fujisaki,

Deputy Director, System Architecture and Investment Analysis.

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[FR Doc. 02-15526 Filed 6-19-02; 8:45 am]