RVSM Flight Testing
RVSM Flight Test Initial and Continuous Certification
MT Avionics offers the following services to get your
aircraft in compliance with RVSM requirements:
- Use of the portable GPS-based Measurement Unit
- On-site assistance with flight planning and operation
of the GMU during the flight
- Submitting the report associated with the flight
The GMU is contained in a test equipment carrying case and
includes stand-alone GPS sensors and recording equipment to independently
measure the aircraft altitude while in flight.
There are no restrictions on the placement of the GMU in the aircraft,
and since it is considered carry-on equipment, there are no changes to the
aircraft documentation needed for its use.
The flight with the GMU can take place anywhere and just
requires about 30 minutes of operation between FL290 and FL410 to record the
data. Prior to the flight, MT Avionics
will be working with the FAA to ensure that the necessary preparations are made
so that the data captured can be used for the certification approval.
Once the flight has been completed, the data is sent for
processing and then submitted to the FAA as part of the RVSM certification
This service can be used for initial RVSM certification or
to support the recurring 2-year test that is needed in some ICAO regions such
Please contact MT Avionics to schedule your flight or to request additional information.
Background information on Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum
Starting in 1997 with the North Atlantic track system and
now present in most flight regions around the world, RVSM has become mandatory
for aircraft operating between FL290 and FL410 (14 CFR 91.180 and Appendix G). The implementation of RVSM allows more
aircraft to utilize the airspace and requires more precision in measuring and
maintaining the assigned altitudes.
Certain aircraft changes are needed and each aircraft (and the pilots)
have to meet the requirements outlined in the regulations.
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