In 1997, a historical event took
place in our industry. Vertical separation between aircraft was reduced
to 1,000 ft (300m) in North Atlantic MNPS airspace. This program is called
RVSM or Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum(s).
Since this historic event, we have witnessed the spread
of RVSM airspace to encompass altitudes between FL285 and FL420 (inclusive)
i the North Atlantic, Europe, Western Atlantic and Caribbean, South
Atlantic, North Pacific, Central and Western Pacific, South China Sea,
Australia, and Canadian airspace. Most pilots think, "International Airspace doesn't
affect me", or the inevitable, "that's the future, we've got plenty of
For the record, DRVSM (Domestic Reduced Vertical Separation Minimums)
is scheduled for implementation in the contiguous 48 stales of the
United States and Alaska and in the Gulf of Mexico airspace between
FL290 and FL410 in January 2005 for all aircraft. Full DRVSM will add
six additional usable altitudes above FL290 to those available under
today's Conventional Vertical Separation Minimum system. The ATC system
will experience increased benefits, such as operational efficiency,
enhanced airspace capacity and increased throughput of en route traffic.
Operations within this type of airspace requires a Letter
of Authorization (LOA) from the Flight Standards District Office (FSDO)
as well as an RVSM Standard Practices Manual and RVSM specific MEL.
Experience has shown that those operators not prepared with the proper
authority during the RVSM implementation were restricted from operating.
Don't let this happen to you.
At D&D we have spent several years developing an acceptable manual to
meet the global requirements of RVSM implementation and operations. Based
on the comments from existing customers, success has been achieved! We
completed the first Falcon 900 and the first Gulfstream G-IV RVSM approvals
in the country. All of our DRVSM Manuals are specifically tailored to
each customer's operations, aircraft type, and equipment capabilities.
In fact, we guarantee your approval.
D&D has successfully accomplished over a thousand approvals
for our customers in the United States, Bermuda, Canada, Mexico, and
Europe to conduct operations in MNPS/RVSM, RNP-5/10, BRNAV and Australian
airspace. More importantly, D&D's International Support Package has
been approved not only by our customers, but more importantly, by the
Federal Aviation Administration and eleven additional regulatory agencies.
Thirty-four office of the FAA, in all nine regions
have requested copies of the D&D International Operations Manual and
utilize the manual as reference and example material for its inspectors
and clients. All of our products are guaranteed - that's why we guarantee
you will receive your approvals.
DRVSM Manuals are shipped, bound in your choice of multiple
size 3-ring binders, with custom labeled tabs for each required section.
Professional features such as glossaries and indices for hard-to-find
charts, graphs, tables, and customized appendices are some of our standard
All of our DRVSM Manuals are provided on
an initial subscription with unlimited customization and revision support
service for the first year. Annual revision support service is also
available to keep your manuals in compliance forever.