ACI/ICAO Global Reporting Format for Airport Operators


The ACI/ICAO Global Reporting Format (GRF) course has been developed by ACI and ICAO to assist airport personnel to meet the new ICAO requirements for runway surface condition assessment and reporting that come into effect in November 2021 as outlined in ICAO Circular 355, Assessment, Measurement and Reporting of Runway Surface Conditions, and ICAO Doc 10064, Aeroplane Performance Manual (APM).

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the background to the ICAO GRF
  • Differentiate the changing requirements for runway condition assessment and reporting
  • Define the major elements of the Runway Condition Assessment Matrix (RCAM)
  • Use the RCAM to assess and report on runway surface conditions
  • Explain under what circumstances runway condition codes (RWYCC) can be adjusted via a downgrade or upgrade
  • Recognize when a Runway Condition Assessment should be conducted
  • Describe the steps required to conduct a Runway Condition Assessment
  • Determine the RWYCC to be used in the Runway Condition Report (RCR)
  • Use a Runway Condition Worksheet to record the data generated by a RCR, including the assignment of RWYCC and the generation of the final RCR. 

Who Should Enrol?

  • Airport Operations Management, Officers and Staff
  • Airport Emergency Managers, Officers and Staff
  • Airport Safety Managers, Officers and Staff
  • Airline Officials
  • Air Traffic Service Providers
  • Civil Aviation Authority Officials

Course Content

The ACI/ICAO Global Reporting Format (GRF) course covers the following topics:

  1. Background to the ICAO Global Reporting Format (GRF)
  2. Runway Condition Assessment Matrix (RCAM)
  3. Adjusted Runway Condition Codes
  4. When to Conduct a Runway Condition Assessment
  5. Conducting a Runway Condition Assessment
  6. Runway Condition Worksheet
  7. Example Scenarios

This training course includes an integrated online assessment. Candidates must successfully complete the assessment to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Course info

  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Language: English
  • Level: Short Course
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$150.00 USD

Course Reviews

What people are saying about this course

Brussels Airport Company

“A comprehensive tool that will surely contribute to prepare airport operators and their personnel to be ready for the implementation of GRF in November 2020. A ‘must have’, better yet: a ‘must follow’-course for all airport stakeholders involved!”

Jan Loncke

Safety Officer

MBJ Airports Limited

“This is a very important course for the way forward in RCR. The methods employed will significantly reduce the level of subjectivity involved in assessing runway condition. I will strongly recommend its implementation at my airport. Thanks ACI – job well done.”

Benton L. Allen

Emergency Response Services Manager

Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)

The Global Reporting Format course highlighted the key changes in runway condition assessment and reporting. The most interesting part of the course was the introduction of Runway Condition Assessment Worksheet as a job aid to help generate Runway Condition Report RCR. In addition, the example scenarios were very useful.”

Umar, Abdullahi Omuya

Assistant Chief Airport Fire Officer (ACAFO)

Airports Council International - Africa

“5 Star. Very well presented and concepts easily understood with good exercises. Complex material was easily explained. I will suggest that this course be mandatory for all operational  personnel. Highly recommended.”

Rishi Thakurdin

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