DFS receives award as best employer

First place in the category "Transport and logistics"

29.01.2015.- DFS has once again reached a high position in the FOCUS Employer Ranking (2015). DFS managed first place among large companies in the survey of Germany's top employers in the category "Transport and logistics".

This represents a significant improvement on the sixth place achieved in the previous year. In the overall ranking for this category, which also included medium-sized companies, DFS managed second place behind Stuttgart Airport. The ranking is based on the opinions of staff employed by the companies examined. A survey was carried out asking them to evaluate their employer - asking if they would recommend their employers to friends and acquaintances, for example.

Dr Michael Hann, Managing Director Human Resources at DFS, said that the good result was a mark of confidence in the company. "Our staff are a valuable resource and we will continue to make every effort to maintain our good relations with them."

Hann was present to receive the award at a ceremony in Berlin on 26 January 2015.

This is the third time that the Burda media company has carried out this ranking. It is based on surveying 250,000 members of the Xing professional networking platform and 20,000 samples from the Kununu rate-my-employer site. The focus was on companies with more than 500 employees, resulting in 800 companies being considered from across Germany.

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.