Runway excursions remain one of the top challenges to aviation, with serious impacts in terms of safety and cost. A key consideration is to ensure effective braking, particularly when the runway surface conditions have deteriorated.The assessment and reporting of Runway Surface Conditions (RSC) are being addressed by ICAO through the implementation of a revised Global Reporting Format (GRF). This methodology has at its core a Runway Condition Assessment Matrix (RCAM) that enables the harmonized assessment and reporting of runway surface conditions; and flight crew assessment of take-off and landing performance based upon the reported runway surface conditions.

This methodology is for harmonized and global implementation, will be mandated from 4 November 2021.

IATA-ICAO e-learning course

In a joint effort between IATA and ICAO, this course aims to assist flight crew to understand and use the new Runway Condition reporting requirements as outlined in ICAO Circular 355 (Assessment, Measurement and Reporting of Runway Surface Conditions) and ICAO Doc 10064 (Aeroplane Performance Manual [APM]). Get to know fundamental changes in the new reporting system related to the introduction of runway condition code (RWYCC) and enable flight crew assessment of take-off and landing performance based upon the reported runway surface condition

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Explain the need and fundamental requirements for a harmonized GRF for Runway Condition Assessment and Reporting
  • Summarize the end-to-end process of a Runway Condition Assessment and Reporting
  • Describe the factors which require adjustments to braking and acceleration performance to account for runway conditions
  • Use a Runway Condition Report (RCR) to assess takeoff and landing performance

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Flight crew
  • Airline operational staff
  • Dispatchers

Course content

  • Runway condition report (RCR), Runway Condition Assessment Matrix (RCAM) and Runway Condition Code (RWYCC);
  • The impact of different runway conditions on flight planning and operations
  • Runway contaminants
  • Airline activities in the end-to-end process of a Runway Condition Assessment
  • Pilot-observed Runway Condition Reports
  • Conditions for Downgrading/Upgrading a report
  • Takeoff and landing performances

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