G20 foreign ministers' meeting in Bonn

Ministry of Transport has established restricted area

14.02.2017.- On 16 and 17 February 2017, the G20 foreign ministers' meeting will take place in the World Conference Centre Bonn. The German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) has established a restricted area around the venue.

The operation of model aircraft and unmanned aircraft systems is prohibited in this area. The only exceptions are for flights of the police forces.

The restricted area is scheduled to be active from Thursday, 16 February 2017, 17:00 hrs, until Friday, 17 February 2017, 22:00 hours. The restricted area is a circle with a radius of 0.4 NM (750 m) around the World Conference Centre Bonn and extends from the ground to 350 ft, or about 120 m.

Restricted areas are put in place as security measures to prevent hazards; they can either be permanent (for example above nuclear power plants or the government precinct in Berlin) or temporary.

DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH
, the German air navigation service provider, is a State-owned company under private law with 5,550 employees as at 31 December 2016. 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, 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 control towers at 16 international airports in Germany. The DFS subsidiary, DFS Aviation Services GmbH (DAS), provides air navigation services as well as consultancy services.