Reduced Vertical Separation Minima

April 17, 2008 - 11:42am

At a recent International Air Transport Association (IATA) conference on global navigation and oceanic operations, IBAC director general Donald Spruston outlined worldwide corporate activities to a primarily airline-oriented audience. He stressed his organization’s continuing need to be involved in the development of oceanic standards and procedures and in the implementation and planning process.

April 17, 2008 - 10:36am

Garrett Aviation announced it has received STCs for RVSM avionics retrofits in Cessna Citations 501, 550 and 551, as well as later 500 models. A certification program for the 560 is under way, according to a spokesman. The RVSM compliance packages each include two air-data display units (ADDU) and an analog/digital interface unit (AIU) built by Innovative Solutions & Support of Malvern, Pa.

April 16, 2008 - 5:29am

Sabreliner has developed a special “slot reservation” RVSM pricing structure for the Sabreliner 65.

March 26, 2008 - 10:55am

NATA has asked the FAA for a longer phase-in period for implementing domestic reduced vertical separation minimums (DRVSM) in 2004 due to economic and operational considerations.

March 26, 2008 - 9:42am

Advanced operational information on the implementation of reduced vertical separation minimum airspace in northern Canada, scheduled to start April 18, is available from Nav Canada at (613) 562-5678 or online at www@navcanada.ca under “Special Projects.” Canadian RVSM airspace will initially be implemented from 57 deg north latitude to the North Pole encompassing FL 290 to FL 410 inclusive.

March 19, 2008 - 12:04pm

As more RVSM STCs are awarded, operators of most makes and models, even those of much older and rarer airframes, will soon have many places to get RVSM installations and other related work. Programs differ considerably in the extent of work performed, pricing and downtime. Here is a status report of just a few of the latest RVSM STC projects under way:

March 19, 2008 - 6:02am

Making jet aircraft acceptably quiet can be a dirty job. Owners don’t want to spend the money, engine makers don’t want to compromise their products’ efficiencies and airport neighbors are rarely happy with the results.

February 8, 2008 - 4:59am

Innovative Solutions & Support is a growing avionics manufacturer that made a name for itself with RVSM solutions, but it is now on the verge of greatly increased brand recognition with the certification of the Avio NG avionics suite that began shipping in new Eclipse 500 very light jets late last year.

February 8, 2008 - 4:59am

Innovative Solutions & Support is a growing avionics manufacturer that made a name for itself with RVSM solutions, but it is now on the verge of greatly increased brand recognition with the certification of the Avio NG avionics suite that began shipping in new Eclipse 500 very light jets late last year.

January 30, 2008 - 10:08am

Argentina and Colombia are lobbying to delay the planned January 2005 implementation of reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) airspace throughout Latin America. These countries are arguing that their operators–mainly the airlines–cannot afford to complete the necessary avionics upgrades in time and that therefore domestic flights by non-compliant aircraft should continue to be permitted above FL290.

 
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