Redeclaration of Runway Distances

Professional Certificate Course
Delivery: Classroom
Duration: 5 days

This course is designed for participants who are involved in aerodrome words where redeclaring distances is a planned event as well as operational staff who may be required to redelare distances as part of their duties in response to an emergency situation where the runway is inoperable for a period of time

This course provides participants with a combination of theoretical training and practical exercises in order to gain a full understanding of the fundamentals of redeclaring distances.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Provide information on when to redeclare runway distances
  • Explain the minitations for redelcaration, including weather, night operations and aircraft performance issues
  • Describe guidance on how to redeclare distances
  • Outline steps to promulgate information and describe the importance of stakeholder consultation
  • Perform practical exercises on redeclaration of distances


Target Audience

  • Airport management responsible for aerodrome works
  • Airfiled planners and project managers
  • Airside safety and compliance managers
  • Duty managers and supervisors who may need to redeclare as part of an emergency situation
  • Civil engineering managers
  • National regulators


Course Content

  • Physical characteristics of runway distances
  • Relationship between decleared distances and obstacle limitation surfaces (OLS)
  • When, why and how to redeclare runway distances
  • Planned runway works
  • Emergency redeclaration
  • Impact on markings, lighting and navaids
  • Approvals and promulgation of information
  • Consultation with operators
  • Weather implications - low visibility and night operations
  • Aircraft performance issues
  • Undertaking calculations

Upcoming sessions
Also available as an in-house training, exclusive to your airport or organization.

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