Global Reporting Format - for Airport Operators


The ICAO Global Reporting Format (GRF) is a globally harmonized methodology for runway surface condition assessment and reporting, with the objective of reducing runway excursion, thus improving the safety of airport operations. The aim of the course is to assist airport personnel to implement the new runway surface runway condition reporting requirements as outlined in ICAO Circular 355 (Assessment, Measurement and Reporting of Runway Surface Conditions).


  • Describe the background to the ICAO Global Reporting Format.
  • Describe the fundamental, conceptual part of the report and assessment.
  • Determine the operational needs for reporting.
  • Define and explain the elements of RCAM.
  • To be able to use the RCAM to assess and report on runway surface condition.
  • Determine the RWYCC to be used in the runway condition report.
  • Determine when to upgrade or downgrade runway condition code.
  • Determine when a runway condition assessment be conducted.
  • Describe the steps required to conduct a runway condition assessment.
  • Explain the ICAO reporting formats.
  • Explain the formatting and use of the SNOWTAM.
  • Apply the steps required to generate an RCR and NOTAM.

Course Content

  • Framework of ICAO Global Reporting Format (GRF).
  • Operational need for reporting.
  • Runway Condition Assessment Matrix (RCAM).
  • Runway Condition Code (RWYCC).
  • Runway Condition Report (RCR).
  • Runway condition assessment process.
  • ICAO reporting formats.
  • Runway condition worksheet exercise/ knowledge assessment.


  • Airport Operations Managers, Officers and Staff.
  • Airport Emergency Managers, Officers and Staff.
  • Airport Safety Managers, Officers and Staff.
  • Airline Officials.
  • Air Traffic Service Providers.
  • Civil Aviation Authority Officials.


  • Delegates must have completed SSD-GRF-001 Introduction to GRF.
  • Delegates must be operationally qualified.

Delivery Mode

  • Virtual or Classroom (on request).