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Runway Surface Condition Assessment and Reporting

Adverse runway surface conditions, notably contamination with standing water, snow, slush or ice, play a major role in a lot of safety events at aerodromes. A contributing factor is the non-standardized way of runway surface condition assessment and reporting, leaving pilots without reliable information to carry out their performance calculations.

For this reason, ICAO plans to implement a package of amendments aiming for a new Global Reporting Format (GRF) for Runway Surface Conditions, effective by the 5th of November 2020, involving several ICAO Annexes, Manuals and the PANS-Aerodromes. The changes are mainly based on the FAA initiative to implement a standardized format for assessing and reporting runway surface conditions, called TALPA (Takeoff and Landing Performance Assessment). Also, EASA is going to introduce these changes in the EU regulation 139/2014 and the associated AMCs and GMs currently visible in the NPA 2018-14.

Airport operators are faced with the challenge to understand and implement the new rules, particularly the shift from a mainly friction measurement based runway evaluation towards a broader assessment of runway condition to issue a Runway Condition Report (RCR). Procedures and technical equipment must meet the needs for the timely provision of runway state information.

During this 2-day course participants will become familiar with the new Runway Condition Matrix (RCAM) and Code (RWYCC) and the Global Reporting Format (GRF) and will learn how to assess adequately the runway condition and how to prepare the Runway Condition Report. The participants from aerodrome safety and operations departments will learn from pilot’s perspective, what is relevant for flight crew and what is the impact on aircraft performance. Operative personnel, Safety and Operations Managers as well as pilots will gain an understanding of the changes, learn how to use the new format and profit from a cross-stakeholder exchange of experience. 

 

 

Course Details

Location: Berlin
Language: English
Date: 08.10.-09.10.2019
Duration: 2 days

Course Fee
The course fee includes the registration, training material and examination, as well as the coffee breaks and business lunch.

excl. VAT
1.160,00 €
incl. VAT
1.380,40 €

For courses in Germany, 19% VAT will be added to your invoice, but you may be eligible for VAT refund depending on the country where your business is established.

For further information please visit: About possible Value Added Taxes for airsight training courses.

Fully-Booked

Course Content

Background for implementation of a standard format

  • Common practices for assessing and reporting runway conditions
  • Regulatory framework
  • Overview TALPA, CRFI (Canada), GRF, EASA
  • Identification of changes
  • Limitations of runway condition assessment

Runway condition assessment

  • Types of contaminants
  • Runway friction tests
  • Assessment principles
  • Common procedures to conduct runway assessments, when, how, who?
  • Sensor systems, mobile systems, runway sensors, on-board systems (BACF, NAVBLUE)

Runway Condition Assessment Matrix (RCAM)

  • Define the elements of the RCAM
  • Runway Condition Code (RwyCC) 
  • Rules for upgrading and downgrading RwyCC

Reporting

  • SNOWTAM
  • Global Reporting Format (GRF), RwyCC
  • Generation of reports

Pilot session

  • Threats associated with runway contamination for Flight Operations
  • Challenges for pilots 
  • Explanation of changes and benefits of TALPA/RCAM 
  • Worked examples of TALPA/RCAM handling
  • Case studies of overrun events and lessons learnt

Examples and exercises on reporting and assessing

Trainer

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor is an Airbus A320 Captain for a major flag carrier Airline, with 11,000 flying hours and 15 years experience working in Aviation. During this time, he has held positions in Flight safety, taking responsibility for embedding Safety Management Systems (SMS) as well as completing Flight operations safety audits and risk assessments to ensure compliance. Also, Mark has taken responsibility for delivering mitigation strategies to manage risk.

Mark's key area of expertise is Human Factors where he has written and delivered numerous courses to support Aviation and Healthcare with developing and monitoring a 'no blame culture.' An extensive knowledge of Flight operations and Safety Management, coupled with front line flying experience enables Mark to offer innovative, efficient and highly effective solutions.

Dirk Geukens

Dirk has 40 years of experience in airport operations and aerodrome safety, with 20 years in management functions at Brussels Airport.

Until 1995 he held various operational functions within General Aviation, Stand & Gate Allocation and Airport Inspection. He was appointed Director of Operations in 1995, and since 2008 he has been senior Safety Manager at Brussels Airport where he developed and implemented the Safety Management System. Since 2015 he advises the company as Senior Safety Expert.

He is an active member of the ACI World Safety Technical Standing Committee, the ACI Europe Technical & Operational Safety Committee, and participated in the development of many ACI Handbooks related to safety. Dirk was also involved with the publication of the Eurocontrol EAPPRI –European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Incursions, and EAPPRE-European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions. 

He was a member of the EASA Rulemaking Group for the Certification of Aerodromes in Europe and is currently the advisor for the Belgian CAA at ICAO in the Aerodromes Operations Panel.

Target Group

  • Aerodrome safety managers
  • Aerodrome safety deputies / safety team members
  • Aerodrome operations managers and duty officers
  • Civil Aviation Authorities staff
  • Air Traffic Control staff
  • Pilots

Course Location

InterCityHotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Telefon: +49 30 288755-0

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. The accommodation and travel costs are at the charge of the participants. Please note that airsight does not perform any travel and hotel bookings for the participants. Rooms can however be booked directly by the participants by contacting the hotel.

Organisational Details

To facilitate the participants’ arrivals and departures, the course hours are scheduled as follows:

first training day: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
last training day: 8.00 am - 4:00 pm

At the end of the course, all participants will receive an airsight certificate based on EASA training regulations, which is highly recognized throughout the aviation industry.

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Course Details

Location: Berlin
Language: English
Date: 30.03 - 31.03.2020
Duration: 2 days

Course Fee
The course fee includes the registration, training material and examination, as well as the coffee breaks and business lunch.

1.160,00 €
excl. VAT
1.102,00 €
incl. VAT
1.311,38 €

For courses in Germany, 19% VAT will be added to your invoice, but you may be eligible for VAT refund depending on the country where your business is established.

For further information please visit: About possible Value Added Taxes for airsight training courses.

Course Content

Background for implementation of a standard format

  • Common practices for assessing and reporting runway conditions
  • Regulatory framework
  • Overview TALPA, CRFI (Canada), GRF, EASA
  • Identification of changes
  • Limitations of runway condition assessment

Runway condition assessment

  • Types of contaminants
  • Runway friction tests
  • Assessment principles
  • Common procedures to conduct runway assessments, when, how, who?
  • Sensor systems, mobile systems, runway sensors, on-board systems (BACF, NAVBLUE)

Runway Condition Assessment Matrix (RCAM)

  • Define the elements of the RCAM
  • Runway Condition Code (RwyCC) 
  • Rules for upgrading and downgrading RwyCC

Reporting

  • SNOWTAM
  • Global Reporting Format (GRF), RwyCC
  • Generation of reports

Pilot session

  • Threats associated with runway contamination for Flight Operations
  • Challenges for pilots 
  • Explanation of changes and benefits of TALPA/RCAM 
  • Worked examples of TALPA/RCAM handling
  • Case studies of overrun events and lessons learnt

Examples and exercises on reporting and assessing

Trainer

Dirk Geukens

Dirk has 40 years of experience in airport operations and aerodrome safety, with 20 years in management functions at Brussels Airport.

Until 1995 he held various operational functions within General Aviation, Stand & Gate Allocation and Airport Inspection. He was appointed Director of Operations in 1995, and since 2008 he has been senior Safety Manager at Brussels Airport where he developed and implemented the Safety Management System. Since 2015 he advises the company as Senior Safety Expert.

He is an active member of the ACI World Safety Technical Standing Committee, the ACI Europe Technical & Operational Safety Committee, and participated in the development of many ACI Handbooks related to safety. Dirk was also involved with the publication of the Eurocontrol EAPPRI –European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Incursions, and EAPPRE-European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions. 

He was a member of the EASA Rulemaking Group for the Certification of Aerodromes in Europe and is currently the advisor for the Belgian CAA at ICAO in the Aerodromes Operations Panel.

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor is an Airbus A320 Captain for a major flag carrier Airline, with 11,000 flying hours and 15 years experience working in Aviation. During this time, he has held positions in Flight safety, taking responsibility for embedding Safety Management Systems (SMS) as well as completing Flight operations safety audits and risk assessments to ensure compliance. Also, Mark has taken responsibility for delivering mitigation strategies to manage risk.

Mark's key area of expertise is Human Factors where he has written and delivered numerous courses to support Aviation and Healthcare with developing and monitoring a 'no blame culture.' An extensive knowledge of Flight operations and Safety Management, coupled with front line flying experience enables Mark to offer innovative, efficient and highly effective solutions.

Target Group

  • Aerodrome safety managers
  • Aerodrome safety deputies / safety team members
  • Aerodrome operations managers and duty officers
  • Civil Aviation Authorities staff
  • Air Traffic Control staff
  • Pilots

Course Location

InterCityHotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Telefon: +49 30 288755-0

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. The accommodation and travel costs are at the charge of the participants. Please note that airsight does not perform any travel and hotel bookings for the participants. Rooms can however be booked directly by the participants by contacting the hotel.

Organisational Details

To facilitate the participants’ arrivals and departures, the course hours are scheduled as follows:

first training day: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
last training day: 8.00 am - 4:00 pm

At the end of the course, all participants will receive an airsight certificate based on EASA training regulations, which is highly recognized throughout the aviation industry.

About airsight Training

airsight Training course quality

airsight operates an ISO 9001 certified Quality Management System and pursues the objective to provide high quality services that fully meet the clients’ needs.

Show more

Course Details

Location: Berlin
Language: English
Date: 01.10 - 02.10.2020
Duration: 2 days

Course Fee
The course fee includes the registration, training material and examination, as well as the coffee breaks and business lunch.

1.160,00 €
excl. VAT
1.102,00 €
incl. VAT
1.311,38 €

For courses in Germany, 19% VAT will be added to your invoice, but you may be eligible for VAT refund depending on the country where your business is established.

For further information please visit: About possible Value Added Taxes for airsight training courses.

Course Content

Background for implementation of a standard format

  • Common practices for assessing and reporting runway conditions
  • Regulatory framework
  • Overview TALPA, CRFI (Canada), GRF, EASA
  • Identification of changes
  • Limitations of runway condition assessment

Runway condition assessment

  • Types of contaminants
  • Runway friction tests
  • Assessment principles
  • Common procedures to conduct runway assessments, when, how, who?
  • Sensor systems, mobile systems, runway sensors, on-board systems (BACF, NAVBLUE)

Runway Condition Assessment Matrix (RCAM)

  • Define the elements of the RCAM
  • Runway Condition Code (RwyCC) 
  • Rules for upgrading and downgrading RwyCC

Reporting

  • SNOWTAM
  • Global Reporting Format (GRF), RwyCC
  • Generation of reports

Pilot session

  • Threats associated with runway contamination for Flight Operations
  • Challenges for pilots 
  • Explanation of changes and benefits of TALPA/RCAM 
  • Worked examples of TALPA/RCAM handling
  • Case studies of overrun events and lessons learnt

Examples and exercises on reporting and assessing

Trainer

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor is an Airbus A320 Captain for a major flag carrier Airline, with 11,000 flying hours and 15 years experience working in Aviation. During this time, he has held positions in Flight safety, taking responsibility for embedding Safety Management Systems (SMS) as well as completing Flight operations safety audits and risk assessments to ensure compliance. Also, Mark has taken responsibility for delivering mitigation strategies to manage risk.

Mark's key area of expertise is Human Factors where he has written and delivered numerous courses to support Aviation and Healthcare with developing and monitoring a 'no blame culture.' An extensive knowledge of Flight operations and Safety Management, coupled with front line flying experience enables Mark to offer innovative, efficient and highly effective solutions.

Dirk Geukens

Dirk has 40 years of experience in airport operations and aerodrome safety, with 20 years in management functions at Brussels Airport.

Until 1995 he held various operational functions within General Aviation, Stand & Gate Allocation and Airport Inspection. He was appointed Director of Operations in 1995, and since 2008 he has been senior Safety Manager at Brussels Airport where he developed and implemented the Safety Management System. Since 2015 he advises the company as Senior Safety Expert.

He is an active member of the ACI World Safety Technical Standing Committee, the ACI Europe Technical & Operational Safety Committee, and participated in the development of many ACI Handbooks related to safety. Dirk was also involved with the publication of the Eurocontrol EAPPRI –European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Incursions, and EAPPRE-European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions. 

He was a member of the EASA Rulemaking Group for the Certification of Aerodromes in Europe and is currently the advisor for the Belgian CAA at ICAO in the Aerodromes Operations Panel.

Target Group

  • Aerodrome safety managers
  • Aerodrome safety deputies / safety team members
  • Aerodrome operations managers and duty officers
  • Civil Aviation Authorities staff
  • Air Traffic Control staff
  • Pilots

Course Location

NH Collection Hotel Berlin Friedrichstraße
Telefon: +49 30 20 62 660

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. The accommodation and travel costs are at the charge of the participants. Please note that airsight does not perform any travel and hotel bookings for the participants. Rooms can however be booked directly by the participants by contacting the hotel.

About airsight Training

airsight Training course quality

airsight operates an ISO 9001 certified Quality Management System and pursues the objective to provide high quality services that fully meet the clients’ needs.

Show more

Course Details

Location: In-house
Language: English
Duration: 2 days

Course Content

Background for implementation of a standard format

  • Common practices for assessing and reporting runway conditions
  • Regulatory framework
  • Overview TALPA, CRFI (Canada), GRF, EASA
  • Identification of changes
  • Limitations of runway condition assessment

Runway condition assessment

  • Types of contaminants
  • Runway friction tests
  • Assessment principles
  • Common procedures to conduct runway assessments, when, how, who?
  • Sensor systems, mobile systems, runway sensors, on-board systems (BACF, NAVBLUE)

Runway Condition Assessment Matrix (RCAM)

  • Define the elements of the RCAM
  • Runway Condition Code (RwyCC) 
  • Rules for upgrading and downgrading RwyCC

Reporting

  • SNOWTAM
  • Global Reporting Format (GRF), RwyCC
  • Generation of reports

Pilot session

  • Threats associated with runway contamination for Flight Operations
  • Challenges for pilots 
  • Explanation of changes and benefits of TALPA/RCAM 
  • Worked examples of TALPA/RCAM handling
  • Case studies of overrun events and lessons learnt

Examples and exercises on reporting and assessing

Trainer

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor is an Airbus A320 Captain for a major flag carrier Airline, with 11,000 flying hours and 15 years experience working in Aviation. During this time, he has held positions in Flight safety, taking responsibility for embedding Safety Management Systems (SMS) as well as completing Flight operations safety audits and risk assessments to ensure compliance. Also, Mark has taken responsibility for delivering mitigation strategies to manage risk.

Mark's key area of expertise is Human Factors where he has written and delivered numerous courses to support Aviation and Healthcare with developing and monitoring a 'no blame culture.' An extensive knowledge of Flight operations and Safety Management, coupled with front line flying experience enables Mark to offer innovative, efficient and highly effective solutions.

Dirk Geukens

Dirk has 40 years of experience in airport operations and aerodrome safety, with 20 years in management functions at Brussels Airport.

Until 1995 he held various operational functions within General Aviation, Stand & Gate Allocation and Airport Inspection. He was appointed Director of Operations in 1995, and since 2008 he has been senior Safety Manager at Brussels Airport where he developed and implemented the Safety Management System. Since 2015 he advises the company as Senior Safety Expert.

He is an active member of the ACI World Safety Technical Standing Committee, the ACI Europe Technical & Operational Safety Committee, and participated in the development of many ACI Handbooks related to safety. Dirk was also involved with the publication of the Eurocontrol EAPPRI –European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Incursions, and EAPPRE-European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions. 

He was a member of the EASA Rulemaking Group for the Certification of Aerodromes in Europe and is currently the advisor for the Belgian CAA at ICAO in the Aerodromes Operations Panel.

Target Group

  • Aerodrome safety managers
  • Aerodrome safety deputies / safety team members
  • Aerodrome operations managers and duty officers
  • Civil Aviation Authorities staff
  • Air Traffic Control staff
  • Pilots

Organisational Details

airsight offers this training course on request, worldwide. At the end of the course, all participants will receive an airsight certificate based on EASA training regulations, which is highly recognized throughout the aviation industry.

About airsight Training

airsight Training course quality

airsight operates an ISO 9001 certified Quality Management System and pursues the objective to provide high quality services that fully meet the clients’ needs.

Show more