This content is not included in your SAE MOBILUS subscription, or you are not logged in.
Analyzing RVSM Requirements in MNPS Airspace and the Effects on Aircraft Operations
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published September 11, 2001 by SAE International in United States
Annotation ability available
In order to safely and efficiently control extremely high air traffic congestion in special navigation areas, reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) requirements were established for aircraft operators using Minimum Navigation Performance Specification (MNPS) airspace. Resultant benefits in operating efficiency came with increased costs to aircraft operators in complying with RVSM required navigation equipment, maintenance, training, and operational procedures. Commercial air carriers – the predominant users of this airspace – were the prime beneficiaries, while business aircraft operators experienced a non-equitable cost burden. Alternate cost sharing methods are presented in an effort to combat the effect of impeded growth in the business aircraft industry.
CitationAyubi, H., "Analyzing RVSM Requirements in MNPS Airspace and the Effects on Aircraft Operations," SAE Technical Paper 2001-01-2649, 2001, https://doi.org/10.4271/2001-01-2649.
- Eurocontrol. (2000). Current plans for RVSM in Europe [On-line]. Available: http://www.eur-rvsm.com
- Federal Aviation Administration. (1997, November) Air navigation and communications (U.S. DOT Doc. 8400.10 CHG 11). Washington, DC: Author.
- Federal Aviation Administration. (1998, January). Implementation of reduced vertical separation minimum in the North Atlantic region, AIC 80/9096.
- Federal Aviation Administration. (1999, June). Interim guidance material on the approval of operators/aircraft for RVSM operations (U.S. DOT Doc. 91-RVSM). Washington, DC: Author.
- Federal Aviation Administration. (2000). Federal aviation regulations (14 CFR Part 91). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.
- International Civil Aviation Organization. (1990, November). Review of the general concept of separation panel. (ICAO Doc. 9572, RGCSP/7). Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Author.
- International Civil Aviation Organization. (2000, April). Historical highlights of North Atlantic joint financing arrangements [On-line]. Available: http://www.icao.org/icao/en/atb/jf/leaflet.htm
- Kovach, K. J. (1998). Corporate aviation management (2nd ed.). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.
- Lacey, L.N. (1999). Reduced vertical separation minimum: Proposed rule. Federal Register (FR Doc. 99-17360). U.S. DOT, FAA.
- Pool, A. (1983, September). Historical development of collision risk models for en-route air traffic. Lecture presented at the National Aerospace Laboratory NLR conference, “Safety Issues in Air Traffic Systems”, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University.
- Russell, M., & Gilbert, A. (1999, April). North Atlantic MNPS Airspace Operations Manual – Eighth Edition. London: International Civil Aviation Organization, North Atlantic Systems Planning Group.
- Street, J. (1999, October). Innovative solutions selected for learjet RVSM compliance. Aviation Now [On-line]. Available: http://www.aviationnow.com
- Tripp, E. G. (2000, April). The aircraft life-extension and improvement business. Aviation Now [On-line]. Available: http://www.aviationnow.com
- Valentine, B. L. (1997, March) Reduced vertical separation minimum operations (FAA Doc. 4910-13).