• Understanding RVSM

    Understanding RVSM

    RVSM stands for Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum. What does this exactly mean? In more detail, RVSM is used to reduce the vertical separation of an aircraft from 2,000 feet to 1,000 feet when flying at altitudes between 29,000 feet (FL240) and 41,000 feet (FL410). RVSM is use today because it significantly increases the number of

  • What is the open skies agreement?

    What is the open skies agreement?

    The Open Skies agreement seeks minimization of government control of cargo, passenger, and passenger-cargo air transportation and creation of a true free-market for the air travel industry. The open skies policy can also apply to the air transport of military personnel. To make the policy effective, an agreement must be made between two or more

  • Does increased cabin pressure result in better flights?

    Does increased cabin pressure result in better flights?

    If you are in the field of aviation maintenance, you may have had people ask you if it’s true that flying makes you sick? While the simple answer is “yes”, many want an actual explanation for why this is the case. If you are looking to give an explanation, start with increased cabin pressure. Watch

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