Part 91 Short-Term RVSM is a cost-effective solution for operators who wish to:
Acquire and register an RVSM equipped aircraft in the United States; transport the aircraft (with the acquisition team) through RVSM airspace to a foreign country and eventually de-register with the FAA.
Make a long-range flight in an RVSM equipped aircraft following acquisition and FAA registration, but before receiving permanent RVSM approval.
The need for Short-Term RVSM approval arises from the significant delay in receiving permanent RVSM approval from the FAA following acquisition and N-registration of an RVSM equipped aircraft. FAA guidance indicates a 60-day RVSM application review process that typically does not begin until after ownership transfer. But, for many reasons beyond the control of both the FAA and Part 91 operators, this process often takes longer than 60 days.
The problem is especially difficult for foreign-based operators of N-registered aircraft. They must request RVSM approval from an FAA International Field Office (IFO) such as New York, Miami, San Francisco, etc. For example, operators could be subjected to waiting three months or longer for approval from the New York IFO due to their high volume of requests and their focus on U.S. security.
Approval delays are unavoidable and result from the FAA’s current high workload and preemption by higher priority FAA activities, such as incident investigations. There is no expedite process with the FAA; attempting to pressure FAA inspectors will prove counterproductive.
How We Work
Global Jet Delivery, LLC manages limited duration Part 91 flights in RVSM and other special use airspace. We can manage short-term Part 91 flight in RVSM, MNPS and RNP-10 airspace transporting recently acquired RVSM equipped FAA registered aircraft (and the acquisition team) from an airport in the contiguous 48 United States to anywhere in the world. (a "Delivery Flight").
Prior to conducting a Delivery Flight, we must add your aircraft to our FAA APPROVAL. This requires approval by our local FAA Flight Standards District Office, (FSDO).
For the duration of the Delivery Flight, Global Jet must be in operational control of the aircraft. United States 14 CFR 1.1 defines “operational control with respect to flight” to mean, “the exercise of authority over initiating, conducting and terminating a flight.” How this will affect your Delivery Flight will be documented in a written Operational Control Agreement executed between you and Global Jet Delivery, LLC. This agreement will be available for inspection by our local FSDO to ensure the flight is in compliance with Part 91.
No one can legally or ethically guarantee the issuance or timing of an FAA approval because approval depends upon many factors. If someone makes such a promise, ask for it in writing and review it with the appropriate FSDO in advance of signing agreements. Global Jet will not charge you any fees in the event the FAA does not add the aircraft to our approval letter so long as you have satisfied all necessary approval prerequisites. We provide you with a written criteria for approval in advance of executing all necessary Delivery Flight agreements.
Key factors affecting success include:
1) Starting the process early: Our FSDO reserves up to 30 days TO review Short-Term RVSM requests. Preferably contact us 15-30 days in advance of aircraft acquisition. It may be possible to obtain approval in as little as 72 hours after supplying all necessary information, but the chance of success is much lower than planning 15-30 days ahead.
2) Compliance with Global Jet's operating procedures, including client's timely submission of all required supporting documentation.
3) Aircrew qualification by Global Jet's Flight Operations Manager as in compliance with our Company Operations Manual, which includes pilot, training, readiness and other qualification requirements.
We will be happy to review your specific circumstances and provide details on how we can help you transport your aircraft through RVSM airspace following acquisition.
Global Jet Delivery offers short-term RVSM solutions for a fixed fee + cost based upon aircraft size, mission complexity, risk and flight duration. The value to your delivery flight is less time, lower fuel cost, optimal routing and weather avoidance. After we have reviewed information about your flight, we will promptly send you a proposal. We require a deposit upon agreement of terms and conditions and prior to preparing and submitting the Short-Term RVSM approval request to the FAA. We collect the balance of payment upon FAA approval of the Short-Term RVSM Letter of Authorization. Our refund policy, in the event of non-approval, will be clearly detailed in your written proposal and depends upon the specifics of your flight. The key to obtaining approval is submitting complete accurate information and documentation to us well in advance of your departure. Ideally you should start the approval process 30 days in advance (per FAA policy), but feel free to contact us up to one week prior to departure to see what we can do for you.
To provide you with a firm no-obligation quote please continue to Start the Process.
Start an Approval
There are multiple ways to start the approval process. No matter which method you choose, there is no cost or obligation to get started. We will review your Short-Term RVSM request and prepare a written proposal for you to review.
To request a quotation, please select one of the following options:
- Download and complete an RFQ form (can be faxed or emailed back to us).
- Contact us by phone or e-mail.
- On-Line Form - Please fill out the on-line form below and we will review the information within 24 business hours and prepare a proposal for your review.
Global Jet Delivery is a Kansas LLC formed for the purpose of assisting domestic and foreign-based Part 91 operators taking delivery of RVSM equipped FAA registered aircraft in the contiguous 48 United States. Operators typically wait weeks or sometimes months after registration to receive permanent FAA RVSM operational approval. Global Jet enables operators to transport their aircraft in a single-purpose flight through RVSM and other special airspace to any point in the world following acquisition.
Christine DeYoung, Flight Operations Manager
Christine DeYoung is an instrument rated private pilot. Since Jan 2005, she has been assisting owner/operators with obtaining RVSM and other Special Areas of Operation (SAO) approvals from the FAA. In 2006 Christine founded Jet RVSM Services, LLC, based in Salem, OR. Christy has since worked with every FAA FSDO and IFO in the country while preparing over 450 manuals for aircraft in all size categories from all major OEMs including, Boeing, Cessna, Eclipse, Embraer, Falcon, Gulfstream, Hawker/Beechcraft, Learjet, Socata and Pilatus. Through her interactions with OEMs, owner/operators, pilots and the FAA, she recognized a delivery flight need by domestic and foreign-based operators of N-registered business aircraft awaiting RVSM approval. As a result she co-founded Global Jet Delivery Services, LLC in Wichita Kansas.
John Clark, General Manager & RVSM Representative
John Clark is an business process expert and attorney with 20 years experience, (8 years aviation related). Prior to joining Global Jet, John was a Wichita-based senior level Account Executive with 3M Company's Aerospace Division. He managed business and technical development with OEM and Tier 1 aerospace manufacturers in Wichita plus airlines, FBOs and government contractors in Colorado. He has served as a consultant and business adviser to Jet RVSM Services, LLC since its inception.