Flight inspection at Frankfurt Airport

Some noise disturbance to be expected

07.03.2017.- Calibration flights will be conducted at Frankfurt Airport between 2300 hrs and 0500 hrs in the night from 9 to 12 March 2017.

The satellite-based precision approach system GBAS (Ground-based Augmentation System) will be calibrated for the southern, centre and northwestern runways. This requires a series of approaches to be made for both operating directions by the calibration aircraft, a Beechcraft King Air 350.

Despite the night curfew at Frankfurt Airport, technical flight checks, such as calibration flights, are permitted at night. During the day, these flights would cause a major disruption to regular air traffic. Please bear in mind that these flights are indispensable for the safety of air traffic. Nevertheless, DFS would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by such flights.

DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung, 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 DFS subsidiary, DFS Aviation Services GmbH, provides air navigation services as well as consultancy services.