DFS opens regional offices in Singapore and Beijing

Expansion of sales and consulting business

12.09.2016.- The German air navigation service provider DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung continues to expand its sales and consulting business for air navigation services. In January 2016, DFS opened a new office in Singapore to be followed by another regional office in Beijing at the end of this year.

"Our sales and consulting business contributes to the development of our company," stated Klaus-Dieter Scheurle, Chairman and CEO of DFS. DFS will be much closer to its customers and establish an even higher presence in these regions. Besides its core business of providing air navigation services in Germany, DFS has offered consulting and training services for more than 20 years and in addition has been selling its air traffic management systems around the globe.

Besides Europe, the key regions for the commercial business of DFS are Southeast Asia, China and the Middle East. Air transport in these non-European regions is experiencing above-average growth making it necessary for numerous countries to modernise the structures of their air navigation services. We are able to share our expertise in all aspects of modern air traffic control, including, for example, safety management and airspace restructuring," explained Scheurle.

The regional office in Singapore will be headed by Hans van der Meulen, who has more than 15 years experience as a DFS consultant. He has led and conducted many different projects in this region.

The Chinese market will be the focus of Dr Hans de Jong, a safety management and human factors expert who has worked in this field since 1999. In addition to safety management, his areas of expertise also include air traffic flow management and remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS).

DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH
, the German air navigation service provider, is a State-owned company under private law with 5,650 employees as at 31 December 2015. 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.