Flight inspection at Frankfurt Airport

Some noise disturbance to be expected

24.11.2014.- In the period from 27 to 30 November 2014, calibration flights will be conducted at Frankfurt Airport between 23:00 hrs and 05:00 hrs. Both operating directions (easterly and westerly weather patterns) of runway northwest as well as of the two parallel runways will be inspected.

If the flight inspection cannot take place as scheduled, for example due to bad weather, it will be rescheduled for the night from 30 November to 1 December 2014.

A twin-turboprop Beechcraft King Air 350 will be used as the calibration aircraft.

Despite the night curfew at Frankfurt Airport, technical flight checks such as calibration flights may also be conducted at night as they would have an immense impact on regular air traffic during the day.

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 with 6,049 employees as at 31 December 2013. DFS ensures the safe and punctual flow of air traffic over Germany. Around 2,000 air traffic controllers guide up to 10,000 flights in German airspace every day, and about three million movements every year. This makes Germany the country with the highest traffic volume in Europe. The company operates control centres in Langen, Bremen, Karlsruhe and Munich as well as 16 control towers at international airports in Germany. In addition, DFS is represented at the EUROCONTROL Control Centre in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Additional areas of activity include consulting, provided by the Aeronautical Solutions Division, and aeronautical data, grouped in the Aeronautical Information Management Division.