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Pilots’ guide to safe operations – in a summer full of delays

Summer is here and with it – delays, cancellations and further fatigue from overstretchedultra-busy summer rosters. Some airlines have taken precautionary measures, trying to reduce delays by adding ‘buffers’, incl. additional aircraft & crew on standby and longer turnaround times. But many airline managers remain keen to schedule as many flights as possible, and as tightly as possible. Hence, we, as pilots, may at any time find ourselves in the position of delay-managers. At ECA we have put together some brief guidance to consider. 

Global Reporting Format

The new ICAO methodology for assessing and reporting runway surface conditions, commonly known as the Global Reporting Format (GRF), enables the harmonized assessment and reporting of runway surface conditions and a correspondingly improved flight crew assessment of take-off and landing performance.
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