Canadian Global Reporting Format (GRF) Online Course

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has developed a new globally harmonized methodology for runway condition assessment and reporting called the Global Reporting Format (GRF).

To assist in the implementation of the GRF at Canadian Airports, Transport Canada has released Advisory Circular (AC) 300-19 Global Reporting Format (GRF) for Runway Surface Conditions with an implementation date of August 12th, 2021.

The Canadian Airports Online College (CAOC) in partnership with Airports Council International has developed the online Canadian Global Reporting Format (GRF) course that will assist airport personnel to meet the new runway condition reporting requirements outlined in Transport Canada Advisory Circular.

Pre Registration Available Now!

This course is in the final stages of development and due for release in the coming weeks. You can pre-register now and your enrolment will be activated as soon as the course is released.

Course Content

The Canadian Global Reporting Format (GRF) course covers the following topics:

1. Background

  • Background to the ICAO GRF
  • The changing requirements for Aircraft Movement Surface Condition Reporting outlined in Advisory Circular (AC) 300-019

2. Runway Condition Assessment Matrix (RCAM)

  • Definition and explanation of the elements of the RCAM

3. Using the RCAM

  • How to use the RCAM to assess runway surface conditions and generate runway condition codes (RWYCC)

4. Adjusted Runway Condition Codes

  • The circumstances under which a RWYCC may be downgraded or upgraded and the criteria for doing so

5. When to Conduct a Runway Condition Assessment

  • When airport operators are required to conduct a runway surface condition assessment and issue an Aircraft Movement Surface Condition Report (AMSCR)
  • Changes that require new AMSCRs to be issued
  • Continuous monitoring of runway conditions during deteriorating conditions

6. Conducting a Runway Condition Assessment

  • The steps required to conduct a runway surface condition assessment and determine the RWYCCs to be used in the AMSCR and Runway Surface Condition (RSC) NOTAM

7. AMSCR Form

  • Key elements of the AMSCR Form.
  • How to use the AMSCR Form to:
  • Record runway condition data
  • Generate RWYCCs
  • Generate an AMSCR report / RSC NOTAM

8. Example Scenarios

  • A series of scenarios that allow you to practice using the AMSCR Form to successfully generate a RSC NOTAM

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