RTCA is pleased to announce the addition of four organizations to its membership: Celab srl, KeySense Testing & Certification International Co., Ltd., Merl, Inc. and Volocopter GmbH.

RTCA and the aviation community owe a debt of gratitude to the dozens of committee leaders and thousands of committee participants who continue to deliver consensus on tough issues, leading to tangible outcomes for the aviation community. "Our members are the heart and soul of RTCA and we are resolute in our drive to deliver value to all of our 500+ member organizations” said RTCA President and CEO Terry McVenes.


New Members


Celab srl

Latina, ITALY

CELAB is a test laboratory specialized in testing for CE marking. It specialized in MIL-based tests, becoming the leading laboratory in military testing in Italy. The company  specialized in providing the following services: laboratory tests EMC, LVD, RED, environmental qualification, mechanical simulations, evaluations as a Notified Body for the purposes of CE marking, certification of business management systems, pre-shipment inspections , second part audits, calibration of measuring instruments, training in the technical and quality sectors. The main sectors for which it operates are military, aeronautical and aerospace, automotive, railway and electromedical.

CELAB is Notified Body No. 2037 recognized by the European Union for the purposes of CE marking for the EMC Directive 2014/30 / EU (Electromagnetic Compatibility).


KeySense Testing & Certification International Co., Ltd.

HuiZhou, Guangdong CHINA

KeySense Testing & Certification International Co., Ltd is an independent third-party testing and certification agency, specialized in consulting, testing and certification of consumer electronics, rail transportation and aviation electronic products. The company has got the accreditation of CNAS and CMA, and strictly comply with the ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 17020 quality management system. KeySense has the ability to issue impartial date independently and the testing date has high market credibility.

KeySense has been assessed and found eligible to participate in UL/TUV/ITS witness test date program. KeySense is a member of Shenzhen Research Institute of Avionics Technology (RIOA) and Shenzhen Cross-Border E-Commerce Inspection & Certification Union.


Merl, Inc.

Meriden, Connecticut USA

MERL, Inc. is a manufacturer of Battery Packs for emergency locator transmitters.  The company also operate as an FAA certificated repair station, repairing most all makes and models of ELTs.


Volocopter GmbH

Bruchsal, GERMANY                                      

Volocopter is building the world’s first sustainable and scalable urban air mobility business to bring affordable air taxi services to megacities worldwide. With the VoloCity, the company is developing the first fully electric “eVTOL” aircraft in certification to safely and quietly transport passengers within cities. Volocopter leads and cooperates with partners in infrastructure, operations, and air traffic management to build the ecosystem necessary to ‘Bring Urban Air Mobility to Life’.

In 2011, Volocopter performed the first-ever manned flight of a purely electric multicopter and has since showcased numerous public flights with its full-scale aircraft. The most notable have been the flight at the CES 2018 in Las Vegas and the world’s first autonomous eVTOL flight in Dubai 2017.


Founded in 1935, RTCA is a private, not-for-profit association of over 500 members representing the aviation industry, government, and academia. RTCA inspires the creation and implementation of integrated performance standards that meet the changing global aviation environment and ensure the safety, security, and overall health of the aviation ecosystem.


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