ACI - ICAO Global Reporting Format (GRF) for Runway Surface Conditions for Airport Operators: Virtual Classroom

ACI - ICAO Global Reporting Format (GRF) for Runway Surface Conditions for Airport Operators: Virtual Classroom

Partner-ICAO Course


The ICAO Global Reporting Format (GRF) is a globally-harmonized methodology for runway surface condition assessment and reporting that it is intended to be the only such reporting format for international aviation, with the objective of reducing runway excursions, thus improving the safety of airport operations. 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).

Learning Objectives

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; and
  • Through multiple case scenarios, apply the steps required to generate an RCR and NOTAM

Primary Target Population

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

Entry Requirements

Each participant must have already completed individual reading [RCAM and key definitions] and pre-training assessment and survey

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Upcoming Sessions

Dates Location Host Fee
14 - 15 Nov, 2023
UTC-04:00 (Georgetown) time zone
350.00 USD
5 - 6 Dec, 2023
UTC+09:00 (Seoul) time zone
International Civil Aviation Organization
350.00 USD
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Course Info
Language: English
Other Languages: Spanish, Russian
Delivery Mode: Instructor-led (Virtual)
Duration: 2 Days / 8 Hours
Level: Technical