How does it work?
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”) as a sensor to determine how the runway condition is trending.
The principle of BACF is to use the data measured by the aircraft during its deceleration roll to identify the Braking Action level from DRY to POOR at different points of the runway. BACF integration is certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and available on A320 and A330 aircraft families.
Reports from BACF are compliant with the ICAO Global Reporting Format (“GRF”)
Runway condition reports can be obtained via two channels:
- RunwaySense web-service platform – NAVBLUE will collect and display the results on a web-service platform.
- RunwaySense on-demand – RunwaySense can also be integrated into your own airport and flight following tools using an API.