New Runway Condition Assessment
On the 1st of October a new runway condition assessment procedures for winter conditions was implemented for International and domestic airports with scheduled flights. The SNOWTAM format will be updated in accordance with Global Reporting Format (GRF).
In the same way the pilot basis for forming a judgement on the performance of the aircraft to take off and landing is now changing parallel to the operators adjusting handbooks and the aeroplane computer. Pilots will be obligated to report if the performance of the aircraft during landing give indication to that the runway conditions are worse than reported.
The new procedures are in accordance with EASA regulation 139/2014 for airports that was implemented on the 12th of August 2021. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is now implementing similar arrangement worldwide on the 4th of November 2021. These procedures were implemented by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2016.
Further information in AIP ICELAND AIC A 004 / 2021 and The New Global Reporting Format for Runway Surface Conditions (icao.int).