Flight inspection at Saarbrücken Airport

Noise disturbance to be expected

04.02.2013.- On 5 February 2013, calibration flights will be conducted at Saarbrücken Airport.

The accuracy of the instrument landing system of the runway will be inspected for landing direction 27 (westerly weather patterns). The calibration aircraft being used is a twin-turboprop Beechcraft Super King Air 350. If it is impossible to conduct the calibration flights on this day due to bad weather, for example, they will be postponed to 6 February 2012.

The flight inspection will begin at approximately 11:00 am local time if the weather and the traffic situation allow.

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 and has 6,000 employees. DFS ensures the safe and punctual flow of air traffic over Germany. Staff coordinate up to 10,000 aircraft movements in German airspace every day, and about three million movements every year. This makes Germany the country with the highest traffic volume in Europe. DFS operates control centres in Langen, Bremen, Karlsruhe and Munich. In addition, DFS is represented in the Eurocontrol Centre in Maastricht, the Netherlands, and in the control towers of the 16 international German airports. DFS provides training and consultancy services around the world and develops and sells air traffic management systems. The company's portfolio also comprises flight-relevant data, aeronautical publications and aeronautical information services. DFS has the following business units: Control Centre, Tower, Aeronautical Solutions and Aeronautical Information Management.