Membership Categories and Fees
RTCA is a not-for-profit, membership organization formed to advance the art and science of aviation and aviation systems for the benefit of the public. RTCA membership is restricted to organizations that are doing business in aviation, including but not limited to identifying and resolving system technical and policy issues that aviation faces as it continues to pursue increased safety, system capacity and efficiency, and development of minimum performance standards and guidance material for electronic systems and equipment that support aviation.
RTCA’s membership is comprised of domestic and international organizations representing all facets of the air transportation industry.
RTCA membership annual dues is based upon the gross revenue of the organization. Gross revenue is defined as the total earned before any deductions of any expenses. It includes total amount generated from the sale of goods or delivery of services and funding from investors. If you operate as a nonprofit, your gross revenues include all grants and donations.
Manned Aviation and Avionics Manufacturing
Unmanned Aviation and Advanced Air Mobility Operations
Service & Infrastructure Providers
R&D and Engineering Services
Membership Categories and Fees
An industry member is any organization that is not a government, association or academic entity. See Industry Membership Categories and corresponding fees listed separately below. An industry member who purchases a company which is already a member of RTCA will receive a discount on the subsidiary’s membership.
A US Government member organization must meet the qualifications of being an executive, legislative and judicial branch of the federal government in the United States. Please contact RTCA Membership at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on membership annual rate.
An International Government Associate must meet the qualifications of being an executive, legislative and judicial branch of government in a country other than the United States.
Membership Annual Rate- Starts at $3,500
An Association member must meet the qualifications of an organization that represents the collective interest of businesses or individual entities in the aviation industry. Please contact RTCA Membership at email@example.com for more information on membership annual rate.
Academic membership applies to educational institution that issues degrees. Academic labs or other institutions that are affiliated but set off from the academic institution and that do not issue degrees are not eligible for this academic member category. The membership privileges convey only to employees of the academic institution, not to students.
Membership Annual Rate- $1,200
Industry Member by Category
|Category||Annual Revenue||Annual Fees|
|Level 1||< $1 Million USD Gross Revenue||$600.00|
|Level 2||$1 Million - $10 Million USD Gross Revenue||$2,200.00|
|Level 3||$10 Million - $100 Million USD Gross Revenue||$3,500.00|
|Level 4||$100 Million - $500 Million USD Gross Revenue||$5,000.00|
|Level 5||$500 Million - $ 1 Billion USD Gross Revenue||$10,000.00|
|Level 6||> $1 Billion USD Gross Revenue (less than 20 users)||$15,000.00|
|Level 7||> $1 Billion USD Gross Revenue (more than 20 users)||$20,000.00|