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GRF speakers urge rapid adoption of new contamination reporting system

27 March 2019

Airport operators and national air navigation service providers have been told to prepare to implement the incoming International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Global Reporting Format (GRF) for assessing runway conditions, even if their governments are yet to write it into national regulations by the November 2020 deadline.

“Stakeholders don’t have to wait for states,” Nico Voorbach, director of ICAO and industry affairs for airspace management industry association CANSO, said on 26 March at the ICAO/Airports Council International (ACI) Symposium on Implementation of the New Global Reporting Format for Runway Surface Conditions (GRF2019) in Montréal, Canada.

Voorbach added there had been a long lead-in time (the system was approved in 2016), and there will be seminars and workshops to guide airports.

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