Wed, Jun 16, 2004
The FAA has posted two
new Domestic Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (DRVSM) documents
to its web site.
The DRVSM program objective is to implement RVSM between flight
level (FL) 290-410 (inclusive) in the airspace of the lower 48
States of the United States, Alaska, Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic
High Offshore Airspace (including Houston and Miami Oceanic
airspace) and the San Juan FIR.
The planned implementation date/time is January 20, 2005 at 0901
"Basic Operator Information on DRVSM Programs" (dated June 1,
2004) provides a basic overview of the DRVSM program, including
program objectives, background, regulation and guidance, an
overview of the RVSM authorization process and an explanation of
basic DRVSM policies.
"DRVSM Operational Policy and Procedures: FAA Notice" (dated May
31, 2004) contains DRVSM operational policy and procedures.
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