02.06.2015.- Restricted areas for the G7 summit

Ministry of Transport establishes two restricted areas

On 7 and 8 June 2015, the meeting of the heads of state and government of the G7 will take place at Schloss Elmau in the Federal State of Bavaria. At the request of the Bavarian police, the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) has established restricted areas to protect the event.

Restricted areas are established for protection and security reasons; they can either be permanent (for example, above nuclear power plants or the government precinct in Berlin) or temporary. The restricted area "Elmau Gesamt" has been established for the safe arrival of State guests at the summit and covers the airspace from north of the Munich Airport to the Austro-German border. This area extends from the ground to flight level 100 or flight level 130, corresponding to around 3.000 m and 4.000 m, respectively. It is scheduled to be activated from 8:00 to 18:00 on 7 June and from 10:00 to 20:00 on 8 June 2015.

For the whole event, a smaller restricted area will apply. It is called "Schloss Elmau" and extends along the arc of a circle with an extension of approximately 30 NM (55 km) around the location and also up to an altitude of 3,000 m or 4,000 m. It is scheduled to be activated from 8:00 on 7 June 2015 to 20:00 on 8 June 2015. 

All flights as well as the operation of model aircraft and unmanned aircraft systems are prohibited in both areas. The flight restrictions do not apply to the flights of arriving State guests, to flights conducted entirely under IFR or to flights of the police forces, the German Federal Police and the fire-fighting or other emergency services.

Information on the location and direction, maps depicting the restricted areas as well as further information can be found of the website of DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung at http://www.dfs.de/.

DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH, the German air navigation service provider, is a State-owned company under private law with 5,881 employees as at 31 December 2014. DFS ensures the safe and punctual flow of air traffic over Germany. Around 2,000 air traffic controllers guide up to 10,000 flights in German airspace every day, and about three million movements every year. This makes Germany the country with the highest traffic volume in Europe. The company operates control centres in Langen, Bremen, Karlsruhe and Munich as well as 16 control towers at international airports in Germany. In addition, DFS is represented at the EUROCONTROL Control Centre in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Additional areas of activity include consulting, provided by the Aeronautical Solutions Division, and aeronautical data, grouped in the Aeronautical Information Management Division.