What are RVSM requirements?

What are RVSM requirements?

RVSM refers to airspace between flight level (FL) 290 and FL 410, with assigned altitudes separated by a minimum of 1,000 feet rather than the 2,000-foot minimum separation currently required above FL290.

Why is RVSM needed?

RVSM was implemented as a means to increase airspace capacity and provide access to more fuel-efficient flight levels. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and its member states first mandated the implementation of RVSM in the North Atlantic in March 1997, with other regions around the world to follow.

Who is responsible for RVSM?

2.4 Maintenance. The operator is responsible for maintenance of the systems affecting RVSM performance on the aircraft. The operator must ensure that it complies with the appropriate instructions for continued airworthiness (ICA).

Is autopilot required for RVSM?

Is Autopilot Required in RVSM Airspace? Yes, autopilot is required in RVSM airspace, which is what an Automatic Altitude Control System refers to. It must also be operable from either of the two independent altitude measurement systems.

Can you fly in RVSM without TCAS?

Operation in RVSM airspace (excluding Europe) does not include a TCAS requirement. It does, however, require MOPS 7 software for TCAS II-equipped aircraft.

Can you fly manually in RVSM?

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, no person may operate a civil aircraft in airspace designated as Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) airspace unless: The operator and the operator’s aircraft comply with the minimum standards of appendix G of this part; and.

How often do I need to perform an RVSM Monitoring Flight Test?

The FAA requires every aircraft that has ADS-B installed to perform a separate RVSM Monitoring flight test. This must be done 24 months prior to installation to remain in compliance. After installation, a separate RVSM Monitoring flight test is still required every 24 months, or if it’s been 1,000 flight hours since last monitored.

Is TCAs required for RVSM?

Is TCAS Required for RVSM? A traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS) is not required to enter RVSM airspace. The only requirement is that if TCAS II is already installed, it must be updated to TCAS II Version 7.0 or later. What Error Tolerance Is Allowed for Required RVSM Equipment?

What does RVSM stand for in aviation?

Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) RVSM was implemented to reduce the vertical separation above flight level (FL) 290 from 2000-ft minimum to 1000-ft minimum. It allows aircraft to safely fly more optimum profiles, gain fuel savings and increase airspace capacity.

What is the error tolerance of an RVSM altimeter?

The error tolerance for an Altimetry System Error (ASE) is 75 m or 245 ft. These RVSM altimeter requirements concern the difference between the displayed pressure altitude and actual altitude. The error tolerance for a Total Vertical Error (TVE) is 90 m or 300 ft. This is the difference between the assigned pressure altitude and actual altitude.