The Pacific Approvals Registry and Monitoring Organization (PARMO), located at the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center, supports the safe use of Reduced Vertical Separation Minima (RVSM) in the Pacific airspace, and is the designated regional monitoring agency (RMA) for New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Cook Islands, Fiji, Tonga, Palau, Samoa, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia.
The principal duties and responsibilities of the PARMO include:
- To establish and maintain a central registry of State RVSM approvals of operators and aircraft using the Pacific Region airspace where the RVSM will be applied;
- To facilitate the transfer of approval data to and from other RVSM regional monitoring agencies;
- To establish and maintain a database containing the results of height keeping performance monitoring and all altitude deviations of 300 ft. or more within Pacific oceanic airspace;
- To provide timely information on changes of monitoring status of aircraft type classifications to State authorities and operators; and
- To provide the means for identifying non-RVSM approved operators using Pacific Region airspace where the RVSM is applied; and notifying the appropriate State approval authority.