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About RTCA Membership

RTCA creates the venue for collaboration, consensus, and government/industry partnerships on the performance standards development process. The members of RTCA are from organizations, entities, and governments from across the globe including aircraft and avionics manufacturing, service providers, R&D, academia, UAS and more. We’re creating and sustaining partnerships that will play important roles in shaping the future aviation system. This is an exciting time with all of the new entrants into aviation and we look forward to working with you!

As a member organization of RTCA, Inc. you can be involved with the aviation industry and government professionals who are building consensus today on the electronic and telecommunication issues of tomorrow’s aviation. That consensus forms the recommendations for policy, procedural and equipment standards that will affect the way we all do business in the worldwide aviation community.

RTCA offers a variety of membership types. To find the membership level that’s right for your organization, please review the categories on the Fees page.

Prior to Applying:

Please check out our Membership Directory to search for your organization before applying for membership.

Membership Benefits

As a member of RTCA, your organization would enjoy substantial benefits to the way you do business in aviation. Members receive complimentary access to standards, the opportunity to participate on committees, discounts on training and events and more.

Categories & Fees

Annual dues are based upon the gross revenue of the organization.



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Member Directory

View the current list of member companies by accessing the Public Directory.


Committee Participation

Only members can participate on special committees and shape performance standards.


RTCA Members Discuss the Impact of Our Work in the Industry

Membership Application Process

Application Submission: All applications must set forth the organization’s qualifications, including a brief description of your organization’s aviation-related activities.

Application Review: Once received, your application will be reviewed to ensure that all criteria are met. Management reserves the right to deny an application if criteria are not met. Management reserves the right to ask for additional documentations due to insufficient information submitted by the applicant.

Dues Payment: When application is approved, you will receive a notification via email with a payment link. The fastest way to activate your membership is by using a credit card via express payment link or making a payment online via e-check/ACH. Membership activation fee is non-refundable.

Membership Activation: Upon full payment, you will receive a notification confirmation that your membership is active. Membership benefits are extended only to each full-time employee of a member company.

Membership Renewal: Membership is renewed on the anniversary date your organization’s application was approved. You will receive a notification via email when your renewal invoice is available on your online account. Per our company policy, we do not allow early termination of membership prior to expiration date. Membership renewal fee is non-refundable.

Please read our Electronic Licensing Agreement to learn more about member standards access prior to applying.


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We look forward to welcoming you to RTCA!


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