CAVOK


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CAVOK

An abbreviation for ceiling and visibility OK. It is pronounced “KAV-OH-KAY.” The term derives from the phrase “ceiling and visibility OK,” which may be used in air-ground communications when meteorological information is being transmitted to aircraft. The expression is used to describe the condition at the airfield when there are no clouds below 5000 ft or below the highest minimum sector altitude, whichever is greater, and no cumulonimbus; visibility is 6 miles or more, and there is no precipitation, thunderstorm, shallow fog, or low-drifting snow.
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CAVOK is an aviation services and consulting firm that supports certification, safety and operational initiatives for clients worldwide.
Poerstel joins CAVOK with extensive aviation industry experience, most recently as Vice President of Flight and Technical Operations for Mesaba Airlines.
Jim Sturgis, co-President of CAVOK, comments: "We are very excited that Bill has decided to lead our MTS team and help us accelerate our growth in this key area.
CAVOK also designs, builds, and maintains aircraft maintenance and inspection programs, and assists carriers with the associated reliability data collection and analysis necessary to maintain and enhance those programs and the air carrier's operation.
CAVOK is an aviation services firm that supports air carriers, repair agencies, and OEMs with the design, development, and deployment of regulatory operational processes and documentation that conform to Safety Management System (SMS) concepts, in support of FAA certification.
Peter Walsh, Director of Mercer's global Aviation, Aerospace & Defense practice, said: "The combined value proposition of CAVOK and Mercer will be a unique differentiator in meeting the needs of our Aviation and MRO clients around the world.