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OGC and RTCA Announce Signing of Memorandum of Understanding

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info [at] opengeospatial.org

Release Date: 
Monday, 22 July 2019 UTC

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and RTCA, Inc. are pleased to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate in promoting the value and power of digital standards to support information integration and interoperability solutions in the aviation ecosystem. The MOU establishes an agreement to jointly work together in the development of standards and solutions being advanced by both organizations to their membership.

“I am pleased to partner with RTCA in this MOU to further our commitment for using location to connect people, communities, technologies and decision making in the aviation world” said Nadine Alameh, OGC’s Chief Executive Officer. “This cooperative agreement will add to our suite of alliance partners working together towards common global interoperability and partnership objectives.”

“This strategic partnership with OGC is consistent with our mission to create and implement integrated performance standards to meet the global aviation environment”, added Terry McVenes, President and CEO of RTCA. “This will strengthen our standards that will make them supportive of international harmonization and global interoperability.”

About RTCA, Inc.
RTCA is a private, not-for-profit association founded in 1935 as the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics. The mission of RTCA is to inspire the creation and implementation of integrated performance standards that meet changing global aviation environment and ensure the safety, security, and overall health of the aviation ecosystem. For further information please visit the RTCA website at www.rtca.org

About OGC
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international consortium of more than 525 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OGC standards support interoperable solutions that ‘geo-enable’ the Web, wireless & location-based services, and mainstream IT. OGC standards empower technology developers to make location information and services accessible and useful within any application that needs to be location-aware. Visit OGC's website at www.opengeospatial.org.