Professional Certificate course, ASP Elective Course
Delivery: Virtual
Duration: 2 days (4 hours total)
Available languages: English, Spanish, French, and Russian

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

Target Audience

  • 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 Content

  • 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)
  • Case studies and group exercises
  • Knowledge Assessment

Upcoming sessions

Dates Location Member/WBP/Non-Member Price Register
12-14 June 2024 ACI-ICAO Global Reporting Format (GRF) for Runway Surface Conditions for Airport Operators - NON SNOW US$350 Register

This course is part of the Global ACI-ICAO Airport Safety Professional (ASP) Designation Program

ACI-ICAO ASP is the premier global designation program that leads to a unique and prestigious professional designation for airport safety professionals and civil aviation regulators.


This course is part of the Airport Management Professional Accreditation Program (AMPAP)

ACI and ICAO established a formal partnership to provide accessible, affordable and universally available specialized management training to the global airports community. This initiative gave birth to the Airport Management Professional Accreditation Program (AMPAP).

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