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Winter Aircraft Movement Surface Condition Reporting and Friction Measurement


Instructor: Terry Townshend

Duration: 2.5 days

Date & Location:
September 18-20, 2018

Region of Waterloo International Airport
Airport Operations Centre 75 New Germany Lane, Breslau, ON 
(It is the lane parallel to the airport and is accessed off Kossuth Rd. Parking is available along the lane and around the centre)

Hotel: There will not be a hotel booked for this course. 

Accommodation reccomendation:
Holiday Inn-Kitchener  30 Fairway Rd S, Kitchener, ON   519-893-1211

Course Schedule:
The course will run from approximately 8am to 4pm on day 1 and 2 and then 8am to 1pm on the 3rd day.

Other Information: Enrollment includes lunches. Please notify us if you have any dietary restrictions at: iaaecanada%23org|headquarters. Space is limited to 10 per course

To register complete the Registration Form   Cart $925  Members    Cart $1025  Non-Members 

NPA 2001-257 and NPA 2001-258 references in AC 302-013, Issue 13, 1.0, 1.1.
NPA 2001-258, 322.408 (item 3.e.):

  1. The airport operator shall ensure that key airport personnel identified in the plan for specific Winter Maintenance duties:
    • are knowledgeable of their respective functions as described in the plan; and
    • have the skills to carry out their assigned functions
  2. The airport operator shall ensure that personnel who are expected to be assigned to supervisory roles are
    • knowledgeable of the Airport Winter Maintenance Plan; and
    • trained for the particular supervisory roles they are expected to perform.

The airport operator shall provide training on the following:

 Aircraft Movement Surface Condition Reporting (AMSCR) procedures including:

  • observing
  • recording
  • forwarding reports to Air Traffic Services
  • friction testing

Trainer Qualifications:
The airport operator shall ensure that personnel providing training are qualified through assessment of the person’s experience, formal technical training or a combination of both.

Course Description:
The course is designed for those who manage or conduct inspections of runways, taxiways and apron surfaces, including measurement of runway friction, and provide official reports of conditions to Air Traffic Control, Flight Service Stations and/or aircraft operators.

It covers both theoretical and practical aspects of condition reporting and use of friction measuring instruments. It also covers all requirements of the relevant Transport Canada regulations and Aerodrome Advisory Circulars, including standard and alternative methods of generating runway friction averages.


  1. Facilitate accurate, consistent and timely inspection and reporting of runway, taxiway and apron conditions to pilots and other stakeholders.
  2. Demonstrate compliance with Transport Canada’s Aerodrome Safety Circular ASC 2001-011, TP 312 and other forthcoming regulations.

Refund & Cancellation Policy:
IAAEC reserves the right to reschedule any program if the number of registrants is insufficient. Should this occur, we will notify all registrants and refund the registration fee in full.
• Any costs incurred by registrants, such as hotel cancellation fees or airline penalties, are the responsibility of the registrants.
• Registrations are transferable.
• Cancellations 10 days prior to the date of the course will incur a $75 administration fee.
• No-shows will be responsible for the full course fee.

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