Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies

ACI - Global Reporting Format (GRF) for Runway Surface Condition Assessment and Reporting

The aim of the course is to assist airport personnel to implement the new Runway Condition reporting requirements as outlined in ICAO Circular 355 (Assessment, Measurement and Reporting of Runway Surface Conditions).

Instructor Led Virtual Training.

Course Benefits

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the background for Runway Condition Assessment and Reporting as it relates to the ICAO Global Reporting Format (GRF)
  • Explain the major elements of the Runway Condition Assessment Matrix (RCAM)
  • Describe when a Runway Condition Assessment should be conducted
  • Describe the steps required to conduct a Runway Condition Assessment
  • Explain under what circumstances Runway Condition Codes can be adjusted
  • Determine the Runway Condition Codes to be used as per the GRF
  • Explain the formatting and use of the SNOWTAM and other means of promulgation
  • Complete a Runway Condition Report (RCR) using the ACI Runway Condition Worksheet
  • Through multiple case scenarios, apply the steps required to generate an RCR and NOTAM

Who Should Attend

  • Civil Aviation Authority Officials
  • Airport Operations Directors, Managers, Officers and Staff;
  • Airport Emergency Managers, Officers and Staff;
  • Airport Safety Managers, Officers and Staff;
  • Airline Officials;

Course Outline

  • Background to the ICAO Global Reporting Format (GRF)
  • Runway Condition Assessment Matrix (RCAM)
  • Conducting a Runway Condition Assessment
  • Adjusted Runway Condition Codes
  • Issuing a Runway Condition Report (RCR)
  • Promulgation of Information (SNOWTAM, ATIS)
  • Runway Condition Worksheet
  • Case studies and group exercises
  • Knowledge Assessment

Course Prerequisite (s)

  • speak, read and write English.
  • Access to a Desktop computer or  Laptop or mobile, or tablet with web cam. (Using a Mobile is not recommended) 
  • Stable Internet connection
  • MS Team/CISCO Webex application on their device (instructions will be sent once you register for the course)
  • A valid email address