Flight inspection at Frankfurt Airport

Noise disturbance to be expected during the day and at night

02.01.2019.- During the nights from 2 to 6 January 2019, calibration flights will be conducted at Frankfurt Airport.

All approach and departure procedures of all runways will be inspected. Flight checks will be conducted for both landing directions 25 (westerly weather patterns) and 07 (easterly weather patterns). The calibration aircraft being used is a twin-turboprop Beechcraft Super King Air 350. During this time, noise disturbance is to be expected during the day and at night.

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. 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