The recent implementation of Reduced Vertical Separation Minimums in northern Canada's airspace is expected to result in an estimated C$14.3-million (US$9.1-million) annual savings this year for airlines, according to NavCanada, a private corporation which provides Canada's civil air navigation services. RVSM, which will be implemented throughout most of the world by about 2005, reduces the standard 2,000-ft. vertical separation between aircraft to 1,000 ft. and creates additional flight ...

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