EUROCONTROL IS USING a new height monitoring unit (HMU) near Linz, Austria, to collect data on aircraft equipped for Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) flight to determine if they can safely operate in mid-levels of Eurocontrol airspace. Decreasing the vertical separation to 1,000 ft. between suitably equipped aircraft in the block of intermediate altitudes between FL290-FL410 (29,000-41,000 ft.) would allow more aircraft to use the efficient altitudes, while increasing airspace ...

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