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Introduction to the Global Reporting Format (GRF) for Runway Surface Conditions for Aircraft Operators and Flight Crew E-Learning Course




In 2016, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council adopted a new Global Reporting Format (GRF) for Runway Surface Condition Assessment and Reporting. The GRF is a globally-harmonized methodology that is intended to be the only reporting format for international aviation, with the objective of reducing runway excursions. The GRF methodology will become applicable globally as of 5 November 2020.


As part of this partnership, a joint online course entitled “Introduction to the Global Reporting Format (GRF) for Runway Surface Conditions for Aircraft Operators and Flight Crew” has been developed by IATA in collaboration with 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]).


Learn about the fundamental changes in the new reporting system related to the introduction of runway condition code (RWYCC) and enable flight crew assessment for take-off and landing performance based upon the reported runway surface condition.


Expected outcome


Upon successful completion of this programme, participants will:


  • 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
  • Explain how to use the Runway Condition Report (RCR) during flight planning and flight operations, including when and how to make pilot reports


This course is developed using an e-learning format and will be offered in the English language. The training is currently under development and is targeted to be deployed by January 2020.


Additional information on how to register to the course will be posted as soon as the course is available.


To learn more about GRF implementation activities, click here.


To learn more about IATA’s involvement in this course please click here.

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