Aerodrome Safety

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Updated guidance for crane users (CAP 1096)
Update to CAP 1096 – new applicability date.
Revised CAP 1096 provides guidance to crane users on the new crane notification process and lighting and marking requirements applicable to cranes. The guidance should be considered relevant to users of all cranes exceeding a height of 10 m above ground level (AGL) or that of the surrounding structures or trees (if higher) and is being introduced in two phases:
between 1 October 2020 to 31 May 2021 applicable to parties who volunteer to take part in the formalised trial;
from 31 May 2021 applicable to all parties in the scope.
Parties interested in taking part in the trial should contact AROps@caa.co.uk
New guidance can be found on the CAA website.
Dated: September 2020


Guidance to crane users (CAP 1096) updated
A new edition of CAP 1096 has been published. Guidance to crane users on the crane notification process and obstacle lighting and marking (CAP 1096) provides guidance to crane users on the new crane notification process and lighting and marking requirements applicable to cranes.
The guidance is relevant to users of all cranes exceeding a height of 10 m above ground level (AGL) or that of the surrounding structures or trees (if higher).
This revised edition of CAP 1096 (August 2020) is applicable from 1 October 2020.
Dated: August 2020


New contaminated runway reporting system
On 5th November 2020 a new system of reporting runway contamination comes into force. Called the ICAO Global Reporting Format (GRF), the ICAO Aerodrome SARPs are in Annex 14, with additional guidance in the PANS Aerodromes Doc 9981 and Circular 355.
The GRF allows cross functional (Aerodromes, ATM and Flight operations) harmonisation and standardized reporting. November 2020 may seem a long way off, however aerodrome operators may wish to run parallel trials this coming winter, please let your aerodrome inspector know so that any lessons learned can be exchanged.
Dated: January 2020