Avinor, the wholly-owned state limited company under the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications, selected NAVBLUE’s RunwaySense to improve the runway condition reporting of 15 airports in Norway.
RunwaySense is a collaborative web-based platform where airspace users share runway condition reports in real-time to enhance the runway condition awareness, and to allow the airport to anticipate and mitigate slippery conditions. RunwaySense uses data generated by the Braking Action Computation Function (“BACF”) loaded on Airbus A320 and A330 aircraft to determine how the runway condition is trending.
Avinor, the first NAVBLUE customer in Norway, will count with BACF braking action reports to contribute to its runway condition reporting regime for 15 airports: Oslo (ICAO: ENGM; IATA: OSL); Ålesund (ICAO: ENAL; IATA: AES); Bodø (ICAO: ENBO; IATA: BOO); Bergen (ICAO: ENBR; IATA: BGO); Kristiansand (ICAO: ENCN; IATA: KRS); Harstad/Narvik (ICAO: ENEV; IATA: EVE); Kristiansund (ICAO: ENKB; IATA: KSU); Tromsoe (ICAO: ENTC; IATA: TOS); Trondheim (ICAO: ENVA; IATA: TRD); Stavanger (ICAO: ENZV; IATA: SVG); Alta (ICAO: ENAT; IATA: ALF); Kirkenes (ICAO: ENKR; IATA: KKN); Molde (ICAO: ENML; IATA: MOL); Lakselv (ICAO: ENNA; IATA: LKL); Svalbard (ICAO: ENSB; IATA: LYR).
RunwaySense data will be integrated into Avinor’s “Aircraft Braking Action Service” their in-house platform for runway condition data concentrating and analysis.
Thomas Lagaillarde, Head of Product Portfolio & Programmes at NAVBLUE, said: “We’re happy to see that Avinor has selected NAVBLUE and RunwaySense to support their runway condition reporting activities at 15 airports. Now ICAO’s Global Reporting Format has come into effect, RunwaySense can be a key enabler for Avinor’s runway condition reporting.”
Ronny Andersen, Project Manager in charge of the implementation at Avinor said: “For Avinor it is very important to get data in real time, in order to monitor the friction levels on the runway. NAVBLUE gives us a tool that does just that, to satisfy the demands from our regulators and the Government.”
Avinor is a wholly-owned state limited company under the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications and is responsible for 44 state-owned airports. Avinor has taken a leading role in reducing climate gas emissions from the aviation industry, including the development of electric aircrafts and supplying sustainable jet-biojetfuel. Avinor provides safe and efficient travels for around 50 million passengers annually, half of which travel to and from Oslo Airport. Over 3000 employees are responsible for planning, developing and operating an efficient airport and air navigation service.