Employee structure

DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung currently has a workforce of 5,600 (as at 31 December 2020) at its sites in Germany.

Air traffic controllers represent the largest occupational group in the company with 2,200 members of staff. The technical systems required in the air navigation services are planned, developed and operated by 900 technicians and engineers. The remaining DFS staff work, among other things, as AIS briefing officers in the AIS-C, at the headquarters and the Air Navigation Services Academy. In addition, DFS is currently training around 200 young people to become air traffic controllers, ANS engineers, computer scientists and air traffic managers.

Women at DFS
At present, 28 percent of DFS staff members are women. There are currently 54 women among the 464 managers, representing a share of 11.6 percent. Women already hold high-level positions at the company and are highly influential in the conduct of the company’s business.

To implement the law for the equal participation of women and men in management positions, the DFS Board of Managing Directors has decided to further raise the number of women holding management positions. As a contribution to this goal, DFS will continue to expand its policies to support staff in combining work, private life and family as well as to actively pursue a corporate culture based on equal opportunity. It is therefore planned to further increase the share of female division directors and, in this way, the share of managers directly below the Board of Managing Directors, to five percent within the current reporting period from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2021. With the current number of division directors, this means that one vacant position will be staffed with a female manager. For the level below, i.e. the level of heads of department, an increase of female managers from 11 to 13 percent was laid down which has already been achieved.