Aviation Day – DFS to take part in campaign to promote aviation in Germany

20.06.2017.- The general public is invited to visit various events put on by German aviation companies and associations under the auspices of the German Aviation Association (BDL) on 24 and 25 June 2017. German airports, airlines and aviation service providers will open their doors to visitors. A wide range of informative and entertaining activities related to aviation will be on offer and the events promise to be fun for the whole family. DFS will take part in Aviation Day activities held at Frankfurt Airport, Germany's largest airport.

DFS will have a stand at the exhibition being held at the southern end of the airport. The event will be open to the public from 10 am until 6 pm. You will have the opportunity to learn about the tower controller's job in the DFS tower simulator. There you can listen in on an air traffic controller issuing take-off and landing clearances on the radio and find out how air traffic control works. You can ask our experienced air traffic controllers and student controllers any questions you may have. You can also learn about other career opportunities available at the company.

A live air situation display will show how many aeroplanes are currently in the skies above Frankfurt and the whole of Germany. This will allow you to appreciate the challenges facing air traffic control in Germany and the role DFS plays in ensuring the safety of the skies.

In addition, DFS and Fraport will also present a stand devoted to the topic of drones. The goal of DFS is to find a solution for the safe and fair integration of drones into German airspace. Experts will be on hand to explain how this can be achieved, what rules and regulations need to be followed when operating a drone and what other aspects must be considered from the air traffic control perspective.

In addition, visitors will be able to enter a contest at the DFS stand. The main prize will be a tour of the Langen control centre.

Aviation Day is free of charge. For more information (in German only), see: www.frankfurt-airport.com/tdl

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 nine regional airports in Germany and at London Gatwick Airport in the UK.