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REQUIREDEQUIPMENT/FUNCTIONS 2ADR 2DMC 1Transponder 1Autopilot 1FCUchannel(fortargetaltitudeandOpenClimb/Descentmodeselection) 2PFDfunctions(foraltitudeindication) 1FWC(foraltitudealertfunction) Note: Alltheaboveequipment/functionsmustbeoperativeforRVSM operations. TABLE1MAXIMUMALTITUDEDIFFERENCES FlightLevel/ Speed OnGround FL050/250kt FL100/250kt FL200/300kt FL300/0.78M FL390/0.78M MaximumAltitudeDifference(ft) ADR1ADR2 20 50 55 90 130 130 ADR1ADR3 ADR2ADR3 20 65 80 135 195 195 STBYAllADR 100(1) 130 185 295 390 445

(1) NotapplicableforaircraftregistrationsSXOAL,SXOANandSXOAOsince ongroundSTBYAltimetercheckismeaninglessduetoSTBYAltimeter vibratorbeingoff. FLIGHTPREPARATION VerifythattheaircraftisapprovedforRVSMoperations. Checkreportedandforecastedweatheralongtheflightroute. Review maintenance logs and forms to determine the condition of equipmentrequiredfortheflightinRVSMairspace.Ensurethatmaintenance actionhasbeentakentocorrectanydefectsofrequiredequipment. CheckthatthePFDaltitudeindication(QNHreference)ofADR1andADR2do notdifferfromairportelevationbymorethan75ft. Check on ground that the difference between the two primary altitude indicationsislessthanthetolerancespecifiedintheabovetable.

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PRIORTORVSMAIRSPACEENTRY Should any of the required equipment fail prior entering the RVSM airspace, thecrewmustrequestnewclearance,toavoidflightinthisairspace.Thetwo primary altitude indications (PFD indication from the onside ADR or ADR 3) shouldbeinaccordancewithTable1. If only two ADRs are operative the altimeter indications on the PFD and standbyaltimetersshouldberecorded.Thisinformationmaybeusefulincase ofsubsequentPFDaltitudediscrepancy,orthelossofbothremainingADRs. WITHINRVSMAIRSPACE AutopilotshouldbeengagedwithinRVSMairspaceforcruiseandflightlevel changes. Duringclearedtransitionsbetweenflightlevels,theaircraftshouldnotover shootorundershoottheclearedflightlevelsbymorethan150ft. Every approximately 1 hr, check that PFD altimeter indications agree in accordancewithTable1. Usethetransponderandtheautopilot,associatedwithoneoftheADRwhich iswithintolerance. POSTFLIGHT Reportanymalfunctionintheheightkeepingsystemsincluding: Malfunctionorlossofanyrequiredequipment. AltimeterreadingsoutsidetolerancesspecifiedinTable1. Note: Providesufficientdetailstoenablemaintenancetotroubleshootand repairthesystem. ABNORMALANDEMERGENCYPROCEDURES WheninRVSMairspace,thefollowingcontingencieswhichaffecttheabilityto maintaintheclearedflightlevelwillbenotifiedtoATC: Failureofbothautopilots. Loss of altimeter system redundancy (only one PFD indication remaining), orexcessivealtimeterdiscrepancy(Table1). Failureofanyotherrelevantequipment. Encounteringgreaterthanmoderateturbulence. Notes: Theflightcrewcanobtainthecontingencyproceduresforflyingin MinimumNavigationPerformanceSpecification(MNPS)airspaceby referringtospecificmanuals(i.e.theNorthAtlanticMNPSManual). IfunabletonotifyATCandobtainATCclearancepriortodeviating fromtheassignedclearedflightlevel,thecrewshouldfollowthe establishedcontingencyprocedureandobtainATCclearanceassoon aspossible.

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