RTCA, Inc. and SAE International Announce Signing of Memorandum of Understanding

Washington, DC, February 19, 2020 – RTCA, Inc. and SAE International are pleased to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate, exchange information, and cooperate in areas of mutual interest ensuring the best use of resources to meet the demands of the evolving aviation landscape. This MOU establishes an agreement for a cooperative approach in the development of standards that serve the members of both organizations.
“The partnership between SAE International and RTCA forms a strong platform for collaboration between our organizations to augment our consensus standards, bringing greater value to the aerospace industry, government and research community,” said Raman Venkatesh, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of SAE International. “The deep technical expertise and organizational strengths provide a base for synergy to advance progress in aviation.”
“This strategic partnership with SAE is an important effort on behalf of our respective members to ensure a coordinated process is in place to address the needs of all aviation stakeholders,” added Terry McVenes, President and Chief Executive Officer of RTCA. “Regular coordination between RTCA and SAE International will further enhance the value we bring to our memberships and our industry/government partners.”

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 SAE International
SAE International is a global association committed to advancing mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity. By engaging nearly 200,000 engineers, technical experts and volunteers, we connect and educate mobility professionals to enable safe, clean, and accessible mobility solutions. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including award-winning programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™. More at www.sae.org.
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