ToR RMT.0704

Runway Surface Condition Assessment and Reporting

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), through State Letters AN 4/1.2.26-16/19 of 5 April 2016 and AN/27-16/28 of 5 May 2016, adopted Amendment 13 to ICAO Annex 14 and Amendment 1 to the Procedures for Air Navigation Services (PANS)-Aerodromes respectively. These amendments introduce provisions regarding the use of a global reporting format for assessing and reporting runway surface conditions, that will be applicable by November 2020. The amendments are expected to increase safety of operations on contaminated runways; therefore, the European Agency for Safety Aviation (EASA) is going to introduce them by amending Regulation (EU) No 139/2014 and the related acceptable means of compliance (AMC) and guidance material (GM).