RVSM Assistance for
Operators in South America and Caribbean
ARINC Incorporated has teamed with the International Air
Transport Association (IATA) to help aircraft operators in the
Caribbean and South American flight region (CARSAM) achieve the
compliance they will need for operation in RVSM (Reduced Vertical
Separation Minimum) airspace.
IATA will help
commercial and business aircraft operators obtain aircraft
modifications and approvals, and ARINC will provide a broad range
of aircraft services, along with convenient local RVSM monitoring
from airports in the region, using new technology.
RVSM airspace, already used in Europe, saves time and fuel by
permitting optimal flight paths in congested areas. North America
will implement RVSM in January, 2005, and IATA has taken a
leadership role in assisting the CARSAM Regional Monitoring
Authority, CARSAMA, with implementation to meet the same
"IATA is proud to take a
leadership role in RVSM implementation in the CARSAM region, and is
very pleased to partner with ARINC, a company with extensive
experience in RVSM," stated Peter Cerda, IATA's Regional Director
of Safety, Operations & Infrastructure. "The combined talents
of IATA and ARINC will provide customers with the highest quality
RVSM information, as well as efficient, professional service."
ARINC will perform RVSM modifications either at customer
locations in the CARSAM region, or at its FAA/JAA-certified repair
station in Colorado Springs (CO). For CARSAM aircraft that are
registered in the U.S., ARINC can also prepare the RVSM approval
applications required by the FAA, supporting airworthiness of the
aircraft, training of flight and maintenance crews, and correct
RVSM maintenance practices.
ARINC now offers same-day/next-day scheduling of RVSM monitoring
flights from 8 North American locations: San Francisco (SAN),
Oklahoma City (OKC), Colorado Springs (COS), Toronto (YYZ),
Baltimore and Washington (BWI/IAD), Virginia (SHD), and Miami
(MIA). Many ARINC flight specialists are bilingual in Spanish and
English for better service to customers from the CARSAM region.
IATA, the International Air Transport Association, represents
over 270 airlines, comprising 98% of international scheduled air