UAL what you have been told about bizjet exemtion is incorrect.
There is no guarantee that a non-rvsm aircraft will be allowed to
climb/descend through RVSM airspace. In order for this to
happen, the aircraft must be able to climb direct to FL430 with
no step climbs. This is all subject to the amount of traffic in
the area. If allowed ATC must apply the non-rvsm seperation
What we have been told is there will only be 4 non-RVSM climbling
slots an hour per sector. The exception is CLE
center who has
already said if you are non-RVSM plan on staying at FL280 or
below no exceptions. The problem is one center may allow the
climb above but the destination center will reject it so you will
be stuck at FL280 or below.
Right now if an aircraft is non-RVSM I will treat the flight like
in Eurocontrol airspace and will file them at FL280 or below.
If the capt can negotiate a climb through that would be great.
I never want to "assume" that the capt can get something better.
That way if it is a fuel critical flight and I plan it conservative
there will not be a safety of flight issue.
I did not forget...I just misplaced the thought...