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RVSM MINIMUM MONITORING REQUIREMENTS:


AS OF: 25 May 2017
Version: 2017.0


1. UPDATE OF MONITORING REQUIREMENTS TABLE AND WEBSITE. As significant data is obtained,
monitoring requirements for specific aircraft types may change. When Table 1 below, is updated, a letter will be
distributed by the Regional Monitoring Agencies (RMAs) to the States concerned. The updated table will be posted
on the RMA website being maintained by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The secure website
address is: http://portal.icao.int
2. INITIAL MONITORING. All operators that operate or intend to operate in airspace where RVSM is applied are
required to participate in the RVSM monitoring program. Table 1 establishes requirements for initial monitoring
associated with the RVSM approval process. In their application to the appropriate State authority for RVSM
approval, operators must show a plan for meeting the applicable initial monitoring requirements.
3. AIRCRAFT STATUS FOR MONITORING. Aircraft engineering work that is required for the aircraft to receive
RVSM airworthiness approval must be completed prior to the aircraft being monitored. Any exception to this rule
will be coordinated with the State authority.
4. APPLICABILITY OF MONITORING FROM OTHER REGIONS. Monitoring data obtained in conjunction with
RVSM monitoring programs from other regions can be used to meet regional monitoring requirements. The RMAs,
which are responsible for administering the monitoring program, have access to monitoring data from other regions
and will coordinate with States and operators to inform them on the status of individual operator monitoring
requirements.
5. MONITORING PRIOR TO THE ISSUE OF RVSM OPERATIONAL APPROVAL IS NOT A REQUIREMENT.
Operators should submit monitoring plans to the responsible civil aviation authority and the RMA that show how
they intend to meet the requirements specified in Table1. Monitoring will be carried out in accordance with this
table.
6. AIRCRAFT GROUPS NOT LISTED IN TABLE 1. Contact the RMA for clarification if an aircraft group is not
listed in Table 1 or for clarification of other monitoring related issues. An aircraft group not listed in Table 1 will
probably be subject to Category 2 monitoring requirements.
7. TABLE OF MONITORING GROUPS. Table 2 shows the aircraft types and series that are grouped together for
operator monitoring purposes.
8. TABLE OF NON-GROUP AIRCRAFT: Table 3 shows the aircraft types and series that are Non-Group aircraft
(i.e., Not certified under group approval requirements) for monitoring purposes.
9. TRAILING CONE DATA. Altimetry System Error estimations developed using Trailing Cone data collected
during RVSM certification flights can be used to fulfil monitoring requirements. It must be documented, however,
that aircraft RVSM systems were in the approved RVSM configuration for the flight.
10. MONITORING OF AIRFRAMES THAT ARE RVSM COMPLIANT ON DELIVERY. If an operator adds new
RVSM compliant airframes of a type for which it already has RVSM operational approval and has completed
monitoring requirements for the type in accordance with the attached table, the new airframes are not required to be
monitored. If an operator adds new RVSM compliant airframes of an aircraft type for which it has NOT previously
received RVSM operational approval, then the operator should complete monitoring in accordance with the attached
table.
11. FOLLOW-ON MONITORING. Monitoring is an on-going program that will continue after the RVSM approval
process. Long term minimum monitoring requirements are established in the Annex 6 to the Convention on
International Civil Aviation. On a regional basis, a programme shall be instituted for monitoring the height-keeping
performance of aircraft operating in RVSM airspace in order to ensure that continued application of this vertical
separation minimum meets regional safety objectives.

 

MMR Tables as of 25 May 2017 Version 2017.0