In addition to its core business of providing air traffic control, DFS offers other services in the field of aviation. For example, DFS experts prepare and distribute special statistics and publications such as charts and aeronautical information publications containing all information essential to air navigation. DFS markets its technical know-how and sells its systems, such as Phoenix or the Advanced Arrival Management System, on the international market and is also setting up technical air navigation services facilities in other countries spanning from Europe to the Middle East.
At its Air Navigation Services Academy in Langen, DFS not only trains its air traffic controllers, but flight data specialists and briefing officers, too. Technicians and engineers are trained here as well to work on state-of-the-art air traffic control systems. The air navigation services organisations of Croatia, Italy and the Netherlands, to name a few, avail of the know-how and technology of the Academy to train their air traffic controllers.
European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP)
DFS is developing the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) in cooperation with six other European air navigation services organisations. DFS is represented by its DFS International Business Services GmbH, which makes financial contributions and provides infrastructure facilities.
FCS Flight Calibration Services GmbH
Calibration flights are performed to guarantee the precision of the signals transmitted by air navigation systems. DFS holds shares of the company FCS Flight Calibration Services, which is headquartered in Braunschweig, along with the Swiss air navigation services, skyguide, and the Austrian air navigation services, Austro Control. FCS is a competent and reliable partner in all flight calibration issues.
EUROCONTROL, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, set up the European Aeronautical Information Services Database to provide standardised worldwide aeronautical information. DFS and the Spanish air navigation services organisation ENAIRE and an Austrian manufacturer of air traffic control systems were commissioned to jointly create this database. For this purpose, the partners founded GroupEAD Europe S.L., which has its headquarters in Madrid/Spain and operational centres in Frankfurt/Germany and in Wellington/New Zealand.
TTC is now called DAS
The Tower Company GmbH changed its name to DFS Aviation Services GmbH
By changing the company’s name from The Tower Company to DFS Aviation Services on January 1st, 2017, DFS focuses its commercial activities and realigns its products and services. Concentrating the services that were formerly spread between the department Aeronautical Solutions and The Tower Company, DFS creates synergies and sets the course for further expansion in this sector. At the same time DFS establishes a more distinct separation between services financed by air navigation charges and the commercial business.