On October 1st, 2016, all U.S. Airports will begin using the new Takeoff and Landing Performance Assessment (TALPA) procedures in an effort to reduce the risk of runway overrun accidents and incidents due to runway contamination. Airport operators will use the Runway Condition Assessment Matrix (RCAM) to categorize runway conditions. The RCAM replaces subjective judgments of runway conditions with objective assessments tied directly to contaminant type and depth categories. Airport operators will assess surfaces, report contaminants present, and determine the numerical Runway Condition Code (RwyCC) based on the RCAM. The RwyCCs will replace Mu numbers and other friction assessments, which will no longer be published in the FAA’s Notice to Airman (NOTAM) system. This information will then be used by pilots to interpret reported runway conditions along with aircraft specific information to determine the runway length needed to safely stop an aircraft after a rejected takeoff or a landing.
In an effort to help educate our users, DM AIRPORTS, LTD will be holding multiple Tenant snow meetings in November.
On November 7th at 10am, we will be hosting a meeting for hangar managers, maintenance personnel, and subcontractors who currently conduct snow removal on tenants leaseholds. This meeting will review proper snow removal procedures.
On November 9th at 9am, we will be holding an RCAM meeting to discuss braking action reporting for the 2016-2017 winter season. We would like to invite both pilots and dispatchers to the meeting, so that we can ensure that everyone is updated on the new reporting standards.
Should you wish to attend either meeting please R.S.V.P.
to Mary Kate La Bau at MaryKateL@mmuair.com
by November 4th.
Additional info about the TALPA and RCAM can be found here: