Geographical Area of Responsibility

       From 21 November 2007 at 1600 UTC, Metric RVSM has been implemented in the Shenyang, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Kunming, Wuhan, Lanzhou, Urumqi FIRs and Sector AR01 (island airspace) of the Sanya FIR between 8900m (FL291)and 12500m (FL411) inclusive.The Airspace between 8900m (FL291)and 12500m (FL411) is defined as RVSM airspace.In the beginning, China RMA took the responsibility of safety supervision and assessment for these areas.

       In 2009, at the invitation of General Administration of Civil Aviation, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (GACA DPR Korea), China RMA applies to take the responsibility of the monitoring and safety assessment for Pyongyang FIR. InJune 2009, the China RMA obtained authorization of ICAO to take over the responsibility from MAAR for the RVSM monitoring and safety assessment of Pyongyang FIR of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

       In September 2010, China RMA took over the responsibility from MAAR the oceanic RVSM airspace of Sanya FIR.