On 4 November 2020, GRF, the new runway status reporting format, was to enter into force. In response to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and the associated challenges facing the aviation industry, ICAO has delayed the applicability date of the GRF until 4 November 2021 (see State Letter 073e.pdf.).
However, EASA established the entry into force of the GRF on 12.08.2021, according to the provisions of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/2148 of 8 October 2020, which transpose the ICAO requirements for the Global Reporting Format. Guidance materials can be found here.
- Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373 of 1 March 2017 laying down common requirements for providers of air traffic management/air navigation services and other air traffic management network functions and their oversight, repealing Regulation (EC) No 482/2008, Implementing Regulations (EU) No 1034/2011, (EU) No 1035/2011 and (EU) 2016/1377 and amending Regulation (EU) No 677/2011;
- Commission Regulation (EU) No 139/2014 of 12 February 2014 laying down requirements and administrative procedures related to aerodromes pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council, amended by Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/2148 of 8 October 2020 amending Regulation (EU) No 139/2014 (EASA AMC and GM);
- Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 of 5 October 2012 laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to air operations pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council;
- Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 923/2012 of 26 September 2012 laying down the common rules of the air and operational provisions regarding services and procedures in air navigation and amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1035/2011 and Regulations (EC) No 1265/2007, (EC) No 1794/2006, (EC) No 730/2006, (EC) No 1033/2006 and (EU) No 255/2010 ;
- SIB 2021-12R1 - Use of Aeronautical Terminal Information Service by Air Traffic Services Units to Promulgate Information on Runway Surface Conditions – Global Reporting Format;
- New Global Reporting Format methodology for Runway Surface Conditions;
- Runway Condition Reporting.
- ICAO Annex 11 (Air Traffic Services).
- ICAO Procedures for Air Navigation Services – Air Traffic Management (Doc 4444, PANS-ATM).
The New GRF for Runway Surface Conditions – a WEB page dedicated by ICAO to the implementation of GRF and includes the materials indicated below:
- EUR Doc 041 Guidance on the Issuance of Snowtam;
- ICAO Implementation of Global Reporting Format for Runway Surface Conditions (GRF) - Guidance based on management of change (MOC);
- Organization (ICAO) Guidance material on the use of Aeronautical Terminal Information Service (ICAO GRF and ATIS Flyer);
- GRF Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - June 2021;
- ICAO Runway Condition Assessment Matrix (RCAM);
- ACI Global Reporting Format Guidance for Airport Operators on Visual Observations Practices.