The goal of RVSM is to reduce the vertical separation above flight level (FL) 290 from the current 2000-ft minimum to 1000-ft minimum. This will allow aircraft to safely fly more optimum profiles, gain fuel savings and increase airspace capacity. The process of safely changing this separation standard requires a study to assess the actual performance of airspace users under the current separation (2000-ft) and potential performance under the new standard (1000-ft). In 1988, the ICAO Review of General Concept of Separation Panel (RGCSP) completed this study and concluded that safe implementation of the 1000-ft separation standard was technically feasible.
|Type of Operation||Guidance Materials||Overview Presentations||Approval Mechanism||Additional Information|
|RVSM (Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum)||AC 91-85||RVSM (SWF)||OPSPEC/MSPEC/LOA B046||InFO 12001 (PDF)
RVSM Approvals and AGHME Monitoring Status Results