Aviation Day

DFS participates in nation-wide aviation campaign

15.05.2013.- On 8 and 9 June 2013, DFS opens its gates in Langen. Between 10 and 18 hrs, visitors interested in aviation will have the opportunity to experience a variety of interesting activities.
"DFS makes the dream of flying come true for passengers, which is a real challenge considering that there are more than 10,000 flight movements daily and almost three million flight movements in German airspace every year," says Klaus-Dieter Scheurle, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DFS. "On the Aviation Day at DFS in Langen, visitors can see how to handle such a high traffic volume."

This excursion is well worthwhile: At the so-called action points, visitors can gain interesting insights into different areas of DFS. The presentation "How do air navigation services work?" explains the fundamentals of air traffic control. At the tower simulator, visitors can experience many different aspects of the profession of air traffic controllers. Those interested can even give it a try. The live air situation display shows what is going on in the sky above Germany, and procedures planners show how air routes are created.
There will also be a quiz. Participants can win a visit to the control tower in Frankfurt/Main or the control centre in Langen.

The event is free of charge. Nevertheless, visitors must have a ticket which is available here.

The Aviation Day is a joint campaign organised by companies and associations of German aviation and initiated by the German commercial air transport association BDL (Bundesverband der deutschen Luftverkehrswirtschaft). It takes place for the first time this year and  features aviation events and interesting information concerning all aspects of flying.


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.