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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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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Notice of RTCA Special Committee 172 meeting.

SUMMARY:

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).

DATES:

The meeting will be held September 30-October 2, 2003 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES:

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

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

RTCA Secretariat, 1828 L Street, NW., Washington, DC 20036; telephone (202) 833-9339; fax (202) 833-9434; Web site http://www.rtca.org.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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:

  • September 30:
  • Opening Plenary Session (Welcome and Introductory Remarks, Review of Agenda, Review Summary of Previous Meeting)
  • Convene Working Group-3 (WG-3), resolve final review and comments (FRAC), to draft Change 1 to DO-271A, VHF Digital Link Mode 3 Minimum Operational Performance Standard (MOPS)
  • October 1-2:
  • Reconvene WG-3 as necessary, work the DO-281 Change 1 issues.
  • Convene WG-2, to entertain white papers and actions regarding the development of Version B of the DO-224A, Signal-in-Space Minimum Aviation Communications Including Compatibility with Digital Voice.
  • Convene Plenary-Approve WG-3 recommendations for draft Change 1 to DO-271A VDL 3 MOPS to forward to RTCA Program Management Committee.
  • Review relevant activities
  • International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Aeronautical Mobile Communications Panel work
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  • 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 September 3, 2003.

Robert Zoldos,

FAA Systems Engineer, RTCA Advisory Committee.

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[FR Doc. 03-23506 Filed 9-12-03; 8:45 am]

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