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Safety in the Control Centre division

The department CC/FC at DFS carries out the central operational safety management for en-route services. The focus is on the safety and service quality for en-route services produced in operations and in the operational air navigation services technology.

The division has an operational and technical reporting system to register, process and analyse all influences and disruptions. The results of the analyses are incorporated into safety assessments, for example. Safety assessments are used to analyse and evaluate all the implications of planned changes to the air navigation services system in order to ensure that safety in air traffic is always guaranteed.

Changes to the air navigation services system are made in line with standards and legislation. The monitoring of the compliance with standards, laws and regulations is carried out by the national supervisory authority, the Federal Supervisory Authority for Air Navigation Services (BAF).