The agency has been collecting and analysing radar and flight data including height monitoring to ensure that aircraft flying in the region maintain the assigned altitudes and that all aircraft have the required certification to operate in the reduced vertical separation minima
RVSM Reduced Vertical Separation Minima
: Previously, only odd flight levels were used above FL290.
The Kingdom of Bahrain was selected in 2005 by the International Civil Aviation Organisation and Middle East countries (Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Egypt, Yemen, Iran, the United Arab Emirates and Lebanon) to be the regional headquarters to monitor the implementation of the Reduced Vertical Separation Minima
between aircraft operating within the Middle East Region.
17 by implementing Reduced Vertical Separation Minima
(RVSM), allowing for an additional six layers.
IATA also will work with IAC to implement the ICAO standards for Reduced Vertical Separation Minima
and Performance-Based Navigation.
The expanded agreement features specific points in addition to IATA's current cooperation partnership with the IAC, including promoting IATA Operational Safety Audits (IOSA), IATA's Integrated-Airline Management System (IAMS), IATA Safety Audits for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and other similar initiatives, as well as the development and enhancement of civil aviation infrastructure in the states united by IAC, including implementation of the ICAO standard for Reduced Vertical Separation Minima
(RVSM) and Performance-Based Navigation.
The new Reduced Vertical Separation Minima
(RVSM)doubled the number of aircraft able to fly in the busy cruising air lanes between 29,000 and 41,000 feet.