Reduced vertical separation minimum standards (RVSM) are coming to continental U.S. and southern Canadian airspace by mid-decade, but commercial and corporate aircraft operators haven't exactly been rushing to get RVSM upgrades completed. In fact, with the exception of a few companies that fly regularly on international routes, most operators appear to have adopted a wait-and-see attitude. But this laissez-faire approach could spell trouble down the road. In most cases, the RVSM ...

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