Flight inspection at Frankfurt Airport

Noise disturbance to be expected during the day and at night

22.05.2018.- In the period from 24 to 27 May 2018, calibration flights will be conducted at Frankfurt Airport.

The accuracy of the instrument landing system for the centre runway will be inspected in both operating directions. A twin-turboprop Beechcraft King Air 350 will be used as the calibration aircraft. During this time, noise disturbance is to be expected during the day and at night.

If the calibration flights cannot be conducted on these days, for example, due to bad weather, they will be postponed to the period from 31 May to 03 June 2018.

Despite the night curfew at Frankfurt Airport, technical inspection flights, such as calibration flights, are also permitted at night, as they would have a great impact on regular air traffic during the day.

The calibration of technical facilities is indispensable for the safety of air traffic. DFS would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by such flights.

DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH, the German air navigation service provider, is a State-owned company under private law with 5,400 employees as at 31 December 2017. 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 the 16 international airports in Germany. The subsidiary DFS Aviation Services GmbH markets and sells products and services related to air navigation services, and provides air traffic control at nine regional airports in Germany and at London Gatwick Airport and Edinburgh Airport in the UK. www.dfs.de