Subsidiaries

In addition to its core business of providing air traffic control, DFS offers other services in the field of aviation. For example, DFS experts prepare and distribute special statistics and publications such as charts and aeronautical information publications containing all information essential to air navigation. DFS markets its technical know-how and sells its systems, such as Phoenix or the Advanced Arrival Management System, on the international market and is also setting up technical air navigation services facilities in other countries spanning from Europe to the Middle East.

At its Air Navigation Services Academy in Langen, DFS not only trains its air traffic controllers, but flight data specialists and briefing officers, too. Technicians and engineers are trained here as well to work on state-of-the-art air traffic control systems. The air navigation services organisations of Croatia, Italy and the Netherlands, to name a few, avail of the know-how and technology of the Academy to train their air traffic controllers.

Air Navigation Solutions Ltd
Air Navigation Solutions Ltd is based in England with headquarters at London Gatwick Airport. In 2014, Air Navigation Solutions Ltd was incorporated as a private company limited by shares under UK company law with its own supervisory board and management. Air Navigation Solutions Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of the DFS Group and currently employs 80 staff at Gatwick Airport and Edinburgh Airport in the areas of air traffic control, air navigation services technology and administration.
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DFS Aviation Services GmbH
DFS Aviation Services GmbH is a subsidiary of DFS, the German air navigation service provider (ANSP). It employs more than 350 members of staff worldwide. DFS Aviation Services is a certified ANSP in Germany, provides air traffic services at regional German airports in Germany and markets its ANS products and services around the world. Its customers include air navigation services organisations, airport operators, airlines and aeronautical authorities from around the world.
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DFS Aviation Services Bahrain Co WLL
DFS Aviation Services Bahrain has been responsible for the supply of personnel for Air Traffic Management (ATM) to the Bahrain CAA since 1 January 2019. This responsibility also covers training, safety, electronics, engineering and regulatory personnel.
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Droniq GmbH
Droniq GmbH is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and is a joint venture between DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH (DFS) and Deutsche Telekom AG. The object of the company is the provision, distribution and marketing of services for drones and other aircraft in Europe. DFS holds a stake of 51 percent through its subsidiary DFS International Business Services GmbH, while Deutsche Telekom holds a stake of 49 percent through Telekom Innovation Pool GmbH.
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European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP)
DFS is developing the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) in cooperation with six other European air navigation services organisations. DFS is represented by its DFS International Business Services GmbH, which makes financial contributions and provides infrastructure facilities. ESSP shareholders signed a joint statement to continue full support to EGNOS.
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FCS Flight Calibration Services GmbH
Calibration flights are performed to guarantee the precision of the signals transmitted by air navigation systems. DFS holds shares of the company FCS Flight Calibration Services, which is headquartered in Braunschweig, along with the Swiss air navigation services, skyguide, and the Austrian air navigation services, Austro Control. FCS is a competent and reliable partner in all flight calibration issues.
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FREQUENTIS DFS AEROSENSE GmbH
FREQUENTIS DFS AEROSENSE GmbH is a joint venture of the Austrian technology company Frequentis and the DFS subsidiary DFS Aviation Services GmbH for the production and installation of turnkey remote tower solutions.
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GroupEAD
EUROCONTROL, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, set up the European Aeronautical Information Services Database to provide standardised worldwide aeronautical information. DFS and the Spanish air navigation services organisation ENAIRE and an Austrian manufacturer of air traffic control systems were commissioned to jointly create this database. For this purpose, the partners founded GroupEAD Europe S.L., which has its headquarters in Madrid/Spain and operational centres in Frankfurt/Germany and in Wellington/New Zealand.
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Kaufbeuren ATM Training GmbH
Through its subsidiary Kaufbeuren ATM Training, DFS took over the training for German military air traffic services on 1 January 2017. DFS will train military air traffic services personnel in the town of Kaufbeuren in cooperation with the Bundeswehr. The subsidiary will conduct the training for 60 to 80 military participants per year. In particular, these will include military air traffic controllers and AIS officers.
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R. Eisenschmidt GmbH
R. Eisenschmidt GmbH produces and distributes aeronautical charts, publications and other aeronautical information, also in electronic form, including technical accessories for flight preparation and execution. In addition, the company is entitled to sell aviation products for the training and further education of pilots and prospective pilots.
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