The Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) program in Europe, which went into effect in 2002, has saved aircraft operators an estimated €3.9 billion ($5.05 billion) annually in cost benefits, Eurocontrol said Monday on the program’s 10th anniversary. The RVSM program, which went live Jan. 24, 2002, increased capacity in the airspace of 41 states by providing six extra flight levels between 29,000 ft. and 41,000 ft., bringing the total to 13, Eurocontrol said in a ...

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