An operator should follow the steps below in order to maximize the chance of successful monitoring by an AGHME constellation:
The AGHME systems are continuously recording data. Prior coordination is not required to conduct an AGHME monitoring flight. The AGHME monitoring application can be submitted any time before or after the AGHME monitoring flight.
Monitoring Results: Confirmation of a successful monitoring is located in the abridged version of the U.S. RVSM Approvals database. AGHME monitoring status results will not be distributed. FAA inspectors will refer to this database for confirmation of a successful AGHME monitoring flight. If your aircraft does not appear in the approvals database, then this is an indication that the RVSM approval information for your aircraft is not complete (ie. airworthness approval or ops specs were not collected/distributed to the Administrator of the US RVSM Approvals Database); it is not an indication of an unsuccessful AGHME monitoring flight.
** AGHME monitoring data is processed within 4-6 weeks.
Page Last Modified: 03/21/13 15:12 EDT
This page can be viewed online at: http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/separation_standards/aghme/monitoring_procedures/