Raytheon Offers New RVSM Package
Raytheon and D&D Aviation Services of Marietta, Ga., announced this month a service allowing business aircraft owners to obtain operational DRVSM (Domestic Reduced Vertical Separation Minimums) approval for Beechcraft and Hawker aircraft. The service revolves around D&D's Domestic RVSM Procedures and International Operations manuals and joint development of an application data package for submission to the FAA or appropriate international regulatory authority. According to Raytheon, once the packages are approved by the FAA, the operator receives a Minimum Equipment List (MEL) specific to their aircraft and operating and placarding procedures, as well as the required control pages in a computerized format. According to Raytheon, it can also provide the required RVSM altitude monitoring services to ensure the aircraft’s performance meets all RVSM flight requirements. Raytheon Aircraft Services’ GPS-Based Monitoring Unit (GMU) Data Collection service includes collection of the flight data during one GMU flight, which will then be forwarded for evaluation.
“This powerful tool ensures a guaranteed approval as well as a less stressful experience for the operator,” said Ed Dolanski, vice president of customer support operations for Raytheon Aircraft. “With domestic RVSM effective January 2005, it’s critical that business aircraft owners get this task accomplished.” To complete the package, Raytheon Aircraft has also teamed with FlightSafety International to provide pilot familiarization for operations in the RVSM environment. This new service is available for new aircraft owners, as well as current aircraft owners wishing to update their aircraft and pilot capabilities to operate in RVSM airspace.