Visual Flight Guide approved in the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Digital version of the aeronautical information publication AIP VFR

07.06.2013.- North Rhine-Westphalia now recognises the electronic Visual Flight Guide of DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung as equivalent to the paper version of the AIP VFR Germany. The application was approved by the relevant departments in charge of aviation of the regional administrations in Münster and Düsseldorf.

This approval means that aerodrome operators, flying schools, air transport companies and aero clubs, for example, can now officially use the Visual Flight Guide to provide all relevant information and regulations concerning visual flights in Germany. The application includes the complete German Aeronautical Information Publication AIP VFR as well as numerous practical functions for flight preparation. Users can download and view the monthly amendments with the click of a mouse.

"The most important issue for us was that the product contains exactly the same data as the paper version of the official Aeronautical Information Publication. This condition has been met. DFS continues to be the source and publisher of all information," explains Thorsten Frisch, head of the department in charge of aeronautical matters of the regional administration Düsseldorf.

"Thanks to the software, it is no longer necessary to manually add the monthly amendments and pilots can reliably access the complete and up-to-date information for their flight preparation at all times. This is why we approved the provision of the Aeronautical Information Publication in the form of the Visual Flight Guide," adds Thomas Schelenz, head of the department in charge of aeronautical matters of the regional administration Münster.

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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.