AMSCR-CRFI Canadian Aircraft Movement Surface Condition Reporting (AMSCR) Including operational friction measurement (CRFI)

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Created By: Terry Townshend I.Eng., C.ENV., MSOE, MIRTE.

Format: Online including; Practical Testing/Mentoring/Final Exam/Certification

Register Now: $480 (includes Full Course Package with three attempts at Final Exam)

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  • All Students should register individually to ensure correct certification
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Although the major impact of the Canadian version of GRF has been the requirement to report runway conditions by thirds for most airports with runways exceeding 6,000 ft with commercial traffic, there are significant changes to aircraft movement surface condition and friction measurement reporting protocols for all other airports.

Training Requirement

As per the 15th May 2020 amendments to the Aeronautics Act, all runway inspectors (RIs) will have to be trained and certified to file AMSCRs (RSCNOTAMs). The new suite of AMSCR Course Packages provides training and certification based on safe and best practice and the requirements of the Aeronautics Act and current Advisory Circulars (ACs) including AC 300-019.
This course has been designed and produced over twenty months to provide experienced and novice CPs alike gain and demonstrate the knowledge they need to competently perform runway inspections and to demonstrate their competence, both in the field and through certification with federal government requirements.

Course Scope

The course is comprehensive and covers all of the subjects addressed in the previous WAMSCR course plus the year-round inspection and reporting requirements for certified airports of all sizes. This training course also fulfills the requirements of non-certified aerodromes wishing to provide the same condition reporting services.
Course subjects include:
• Inspection, assessment and reporting of conditions for all aircraft movement surfaces (AMS)
  •  Runway overall conditions (non-thirds reporting)
  •  Paved and un-paved surfaces
•  Operational friction measurement and reporting
  •  By runway third
  •  For entire runway length (CRFI)

The Computer Based Training (CBT) Portion of this course can be accessed with an internet connection, anywhere, at any time.

Knowledge Training Format - Computer Based Training (CBT)
As introduced into Canada in August 2021, the Global Reporting Format for Aircraft Movement Surface Condition Reporting (AMSCR) affects the protocols and terminology used for reporting the AMS conditions for all certified airports and all aerodromes wishing to report conditions in the standard format. Training for the changed assessment and reporting methods and requirements is most easily accommodated in CBT learning format which provides standardized delivery and simultaneous training across the country. Course Participants (CP) can work through the multiple modules at their own pace, measure their progress with Progression Tests for each module and take breaks when they need to.

Practical Test
In addition to the CBT knowledge portion of the course there will be a requirement for review and testing of practical skills associated with operational friction testing.
Completing the practical ‘Field Test’ (in-vehicle field work) is required for certification. After adequate time to confirm familiarity with airport equipment such as the inspection vehicle and decelerometer, the practical test will be administered in accordance with procedures and a checklist provided by TTS.

During the training period the course participant can receive mentoring from knowledgeable and experienced staff at the airport and will be able to access frequent live, online mentoring sessions provided by TTS and hosted by IAAE-Canada.

Once all steps are successfully completed a Certificate of Qualification will be issued attesting to course completion and stating compliance with Aeronautics Act requirements.

Airport/Aerodrome Support
A detailed Administration Guide is available for managers and training coordinators that describes how the CP progresses through the learning and testing material and the support roles played by airport staff, TTS and IAAE-Canada.

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IAAE Canada Online Training Courses are non-refundable.