Flight inspection at Frankfurt Airport

Noise disturbance to be expected during the day and at night

15.05.2017.- In the period from 18 to 21 May 2017, calibration flights will be conducted at Frankfurt Airport.

The accuracy of the instrument landing systems of the southern runway and the centre runway will be inspected for landing direction 25 (westerly weather patterns) of the southern runway and 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 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 9 to 11 June 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.