Changed departure route at FMO

Test phase begins on 19 August

15.08.2013.- On 19 August 2013, DFS will put a changed departure route into operation for test purposes at Münster-Osnabrück Airport for small jets with a maximum weight of 20 tonnes. The route in question is the OSN8X route that passes to the east of the town of Greven and that is already used for propeller-driven aircraft.

The Noise Abatement Commission approved this development project on the basis that experience can be gained in a test phase and that the first results are presented to the Noise Abatement Commission in November. It is estimated that an additional 20 aircraft will use this route per month. This will reduce the noise disturbance in the area of Reckenfeld considerably. In addition, this will lead to a significant reduction in the length of the flight paths and thus to a reduction in fuel consumption and exhaust emissions.

If you would like to receive further information, please contact:
Andrea Wächter, Tel.: +49 (0) 2571 – 9395 10

DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH
, the German air navigation service provider, is a State-owned company under private law and has 6,000 employees. DFS ensures the safe and punctual flow of air traffic over Germany. Staff coordinate up to 10,000 aircraft movements in German airspace every day, and about three million movements every year. This makes Germany the country with the highest traffic volume in Europe. DFS operates control centres in Langen, Bremen, Karlsruhe and Munich. In addition, DFS is represented in the Eurocontrol Centre in Maastricht, the Netherlands, and in the control towers of the 16 international German airports. DFS provides training and consultancy services around the world and develops and sells air traffic management systems. The company's portfolio also comprises flight-relevant data, aeronautical publications and aeronautical information services. DFS has the following business units: Control Centre, Tower, Aeronautical Solutions and Aeronautical Information Management.