Flight inspection at Frankfurt Airport

Noise disturbance to be expected during the day and at night

02.05.2017.- In the period from 4 to 7 May 2017, calibration flights will be conducted at Frankfurt Airport.

Both the instrument landing system of the centre runway (westerly weather pattern) as well as the southern runway (easterly weather pattern) will be inspected. A twin-turboprop Beechcraft King Air 350 will be used as the calibration aircraft. During this time, noise disturbance is to be expected during daytime and nighttime hours.

If it is impossible to conduct the calibration flights during the planned period, for example due to bad weather, they will be postponed to the period from 11 to 14 May 2017.

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 5,550 employees as at 31 December 2016. 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, 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 control towers at 16 international airports in Germany. The subsidiary, DFS Aviation Services GmbH, markets and sells products and services related to air navigation services as well as providing air traffic control at eight regional airports in Germany and at London Gatwick Airport in the UK.