A US team specialising in certificating business aircraft for reduced vertical separation mimima (RVSM) operation has joined forces with a German company to offer its services to European corporate operators. Kohlman Systems Research and Aero- Mech, which formed an alliance in 1997 to provide turnkey RVSM solutions to US business aircraft operators, have teamed with Aeroflight Service, a flight inspection specialist based in Braunschweig, to tackle the European market. RVSM procedures will be implemented in European airspace in January 2002, after which only appropriately certificated aircraft will be allowed in RVSM airspace above 29,000ft (8,850m).

Source: Flight International