GLOBAL RUNWAY REPORTER
Global Runway Reporter is a modern software cluster designed for making runway inspection and maintenance effortless and efficient and also Global Reporting Format (ICAO GRF) standardized. Get alerted when inspection is timely. Report contaminants easily directly from the inspection vehicle with Mobile software. Explore with limitless visual analytics. Customize analyzing 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 four modules cover the whole process of Runway Reporting and makes 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 on real time. Web software allows history browsing and running unlimited analysis from the database.
ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) has put lot of effort to build up a harmonized 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 basically all airports should report runway conditions and with Global Runway Reporter software this can be easily done in a way that it always follows ICAO standards.
GLOBAL RUNWAY REPORTER – SUITABLE FOR ALL AIRPORTS
Global Runway Reporter software cluster consists four modules; Alert, Mobile, Web and Trainer. Each of these modules can be selected individually based on customers needs. Customization is possible in other ways as well. With this modular approach we are able to have exactly the wanted outcome for each customer without big customization cost. The three modules covers the needs for all aspects of runway condition reporting, monitoring and training.
The new RCAM runway reporting table is designed for landing airplanes. The importance of landing safety can´t be underestimated but this generates other issue which is not discussed because of lack of understanding of this topic and that is the takeoff. When using the the same Runway Condition Code for landing and takeoff can be very dangerous in certain situations. And those situations occurs when we report slippery conditions which generates low Runway Condition Code but are still thick which also generate drag when airplane is taking off. This can lead to catastrophic overruns if for example 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 which takes care of this issue. Thanks for our long history of providing airplane 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. Airplane companies are very happy with this when our provided information makes their decision making process easier when calculating the takeoff performance parameters.