How is your airport coping with the GRF?
The Global Reporting Format (GRF) for Runway Condition Reporting (RCR) is a vital part of runway safety and keeping airports open and operational. Every significant change in runway condition subject to weather, must be reported on. Airports must first carry out an assessment of their runway then report in a globally standardised format for dissemination to aircrews.
In 2021, ICAO introduced the GRF, with the aim of reducing the number of runway excursions globally – and all airports must comply. Runway excursions may lead to few fatalities, but do involve significant damage to aircraft, extended runway closures and dented reputations. required to complete reports can be hazardous and costly, with delays and diversions due to runway closures.
Our Runway Condition Reporting Tool (RCR-Tool©) is an advanced automated tool that turns a labour-intensive and non real-time manual assessment into an automated and reliable process, offering a real-time response to changing runway conditions, seamless compliance with ICAO regulations and improved operational efficiency.