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Chinese RVSM - Part II


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Hello all,

few months ago, I started a thread regarding Chinese and Mongolian RVSM. However, today, I am coming back with a new find.

My recent flight from Hong Kong to Cologne, my initial flight level was assigned as FL302 and setp to FL322. However, as per Chinese RVSM** assigned FL should be FL301 and FL321. I know that a difference of 100' is not much, but is there any way to apply this rule to correctly reflect accurate FLs?

 

The fact is that Meters wise, PFPX is correct (FL301/302 = 9200M, FL321/322 = 9800M).

 

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**sources:

https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ato/service_units/mission_support/ato_intl/documents/cross_polar/CPWG26/ANSP/CPWG_PM1_PPT_ANSP_Update_ATMB.pdf

https://www.vatprc.net/en/rvsm-en

 

If this is not possible, no worries, I just have to make amendment of FLs myself.

Thanks!

Andrej

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Hello Anrej,

 

I don't know if it is a general aviation rule but in this case 9200M = 30184FT which by the document provided is rounded down whereas I guess PFPX is rounding to the nearest whole figure 30200ft, the same applies to 9800M.

 

As the conversion looks to be programmed internally I don't think there is any change I can make and would be for the developer.

 

 

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Thank you Stephen.

I concur that the calculation wise, 9200 M = 31200 FT is much closer than 31100 FT. We will have to wait and see if the developer will be able to make this adjustment. If not, solution is simple. Generate OFP and then manually enter correct FLs. 

Cheers,
Andrej

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  • 2 weeks later...

Thanks Captain. I concur that is not a big deal, but I still find it odd (FL302 is closer to 9200m vs. FL301). My approach is to amend generated flight plan to reflect "correct" FL (matter of a few seconds). That way, ATC is happy and I am happy as well. :)

 

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