ICAO/ACI Symposium on Implementation of the New Global Reporting Format for Runway Surface Condition (GRF2019)

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What's New

​Due to the unforseen events, a REVISED Programme for Thursday, 28 March and Friday, 29 March is now available.


FINAL Programme is now available (24 March 2019)


​REGISTRATION will remain open until the end of the GRF2019 Symposium


List of hotels in Montreal is now available under Accommodations


​The outcome of GRF2019 will be followed-up through a series of focused regional seminars, the details of which will be released in due course.


Canadian visa and entry information is available here.


​Download the GRF2019 Event App: click here



Onsite Registration and Badge Collection Hours:

Monday, 25 March from 14:00 to 17:00 hours
Tuesday, 26 March from 07:30 to 10:30 hours
Wednesday, 27 March from 08:00 to 9:30 hours
Thursday, 28 March from 08:30 to 09:30 hours


Registration will remain on call thereafter.



​This symposium aims at increasing international awareness in advance of the November 2020 applicability date of the new ICAO methodology for assessing and reporting runway surface conditions. This new methodology, commonly known as the Global Reporting Format (GRF), ensures a harmonized assessment and reporting of runway surface conditions and a correspondingly improved flight crew assessment of take-off and landing performance.


The symposium will be followed by a half-day workshop on 28 March 2019, dedicated to training requirements and resources associated with the new methodology.





The symposium is aimed to all civil aviation authorities, aerodrome operators, aircraft operators, air navigation service providers, aeronautical information service providers and aerospace industry.





a)  Increase global awareness and knowledge of the new methodology for assessing and reporting runway surface condition;


b)  develop awareness of implementation challenges and opportunities;


c)  facilitate an exchange of best practices;


d)  ensure an understanding of associated ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs), Procedures of Air Navigation Services (PANS) requirements and guidance material;


e)  establish the role for ICAO, international organizations and industry in global implementation;


f)  develop an understanding of training and awareness needs; and,


g)  explore relevant new technology and future developments.



For further information, please contact GRF2019@icao.int


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