Reduced Vertical Separation Minimums, or RVSM, is intended to reduce the current 2000 feet of vertical separation between aircraft to 1000 feet at the fuel-efficient altitudes between FL 290 and FL 410.
RVSM is currently required in many parts of the world, including Europe, Northern Canada, the North Atlantic, the Pacific and other areas. The additional FL’s enable more aircraft to fly more time/fuel efficient profiles and provides the potential for enhanced airspace capacity. RVSM operators must receive authorization from the appropriate civil aviation authority. RVSM aircraft must meet required equipage and altitude-keeping performance standards. Operators must operate in accordance with RVSM policies/procedures applicable to the airspace where they are flying.
Our reduced vertical separation minimums course conforms with EASA requirements. It describes the operation, limitations and requirements for flight in RVSM airspace.
- General, History and purpose
- Approval requirements (Operator, Aircraft, Crew)
- Training Programmes
- Flight Planning
- Pre-Flight Procedures
- Procedures prior to RVSM entry
- In-flight Procedures
- Contingency Procedures
- Post flight