Flight inspection at Frankfurt Airport

Noise disturbance to be expected during the day and at night

17.11.2015.- In the period from 19 to 22 November 2015, calibration flights will be conducted at Frankfurt Airport.

The accuracy of the instrument landing systems for the southern runway and the centre runway will be inspected for landing direction 25 (westerly weather patterns) of the southern runway and for 07 (easterly weather patterns) of the centre runway. The calibration aircraft being used is a twin-turboprop Beechcraft Super King Air 350. During this time, noise disturbance is to be expected both during daytime and nighttime hours. If it is impossible to conduct the calibration flights during this time, due to bad weather, for example, they will be postponed to the period from 26 to 29 November 2015.

In principle, a night curfew applies at Frankfurt Airport from 23:00 to 5:00 hrs and no take-offs or landings are allowed. However, flights for technical checks, such as calibration flights, are also permitted during the night so that there is no negative impact on regular operations 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 5,750 employees as at 30 June 2015. 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.