Special flight inspection at Frankfurt Airport

Noise disturbance to be expected during the day and at night

29.07.2016.- In the period from 29 to 30 July 2016, calibration flights will be conducted at Frankfurt Airport.

The accuracy of the instrument landing systems of the southern runway, the centre runway and runway northwest will be inspected. Flight checks will be conducted for both landing directions 25 (westerly weather patterns) and 07 (easterly weather patterns). The calibration aircraft being used is a twin-turboprop Beechcraft Super King Air 350. During this time, noise disturbance is to be expected during daytime and nighttime hours.

Despite the night curfew at Frankfurt Airport, technical flight checks such as calibration flights may also be conducted at night as they would have a great 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 5,650 employees as at 31 December 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.