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Global Runway Reporter is an advanced software designed to make runway inspection and maintenance effortless and efficient, as well as Global Reporting Format standardisation.
Get alerted when inspection is timely. Easily report contaminants directly from the inspection vehicle with mobile software. Explore with limitless visual analytics. Customise analysing tools and perform analyses in just a few clicks. From the biggest airports to the smallest ones uses Global Runway Reporter to report runway conditions and generate consistent SNOWTAM syntax.
The three modules cover the whole process of runway reporting and make it simple and safe. Alerter improves cost-efficiency due to better timing of efforts and gives alerts when PIREP or aeroplane RWYCC differ current runway condition. Mobile software gives guidance for the user for assessment and visualises reported conditions in real time. Web software allows history browsing and running unlimited analysis from the database.
Alert benefits include:
- Improved cost efficiency due to better timing of efforts
- Alerts when regulatory or aircraft performance limits are passed
- Alerts when PIREP or aircraft RWYCC differ from current runway condition
Mobile benefits include:
- Runway Condition Reporting in accordance with ICAO, FAA and EASA
- Assessment guidance and real-time visualisation of reported conditions
- Consistent SNOWTAM syntax and regulatory archiving
Web benefits include:
- Able to view real-time status of all your runways
- Browsing of report history
- Large scale of customisable analysing tools
ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) has put a lot of effort to build up a harmonised reporting system called Global Reporting Format (GRF). The purpose of this is that no matter where the pilot is landing, he or she is getting the runway report in same format and in a way that the reported condition is the same in all airports. This new format replaces all existing formats in November 2020. All airports should report runway conditions according to this Global Reporting Format by then. So all airports should report runway conditions and with Global Runway Reporter software this can be easily done in a way that always follows ICAO standards.
Difference between landing and take-off
The new RCAM runway reporting table is designed for landing airplanes. The importance of landing safety can’t be underestimated but this generates other issues which are not discussed because of lack of understanding of this topic and that is the takeoff. When using the same Runway Condition Code for landing and takeoff can be very dangerous in certain situations. And those situations occur when we report slippery conditions, which generate low Runway Condition Code but are still thick, which also generate drag when an aircraft is taking off. This can lead to catastrophic overruns if, for example, the engine breaks during acceleration.
There are multiple situations when the information generated by the RCAM table is not enough for safe takeoff. In our Global Runway Reporter software, there is an in-built feature that takes care of this issue. Thanks for our long history of providing aircraft performance software we have the understanding needed to tackle this topic. We report runway conditions in a way that we are able to calculate the most significant contaminant for takeoff. This increases safety when we don’t compromise takeoff safety when reporting landing conditions. Aircraft companies are very happy with this when our provided information makes their decision-making process easier when calculating the takeoff performance parameters.
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