Source: Edinburgh Airport

DFS Group takes over air traffic control in Edinburgh

DFS will provide air navigation services at Edinburgh Airport through its UK subsidiary, Air Navigation Solutions Ltd. The hand-over of the control tower at the Scottish capital's airport will take place in the night from 31 March to 1 April 2018.

29.03.2018.- Following a public tender in July 2016, the DFS Group was awarded the contract to provide tower and approach control as well as the maintenance of air traffic control systems at Edinburgh Airport. Air Navigation Solutions will provide air navigation services at the airport for a period of ten years. Edinburgh will be the DFS Group's second airport in the UK along with London Gatwick, the UK's second busiest airport.
With 335 aircraft movements per day, Edinburgh Airport is the sixth busiest airport in the UK. Last year, it handled more than 13 million passengers. Currently, 33 airlines service Scotland's busiest airport. At present, the airport offers direct connections to 188 destinations in 130 countries. Edinburgh Airport is owned by the New York City-based company, Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), which also operates London Gatwick Airport.

"We are delighted that the owner of Edinburgh Airport has chosen DFS to strengthen the innovation and competitiveness of one of their airports." The takeover of air navigation services in Edinburgh bears testimony to the company's goal-oriented and innovative approach to the European market. "While maintaining the level of safety, Air Navigation Solutions will do everything in its power to further enhance service quality, increase efficiency and become even more customer-friendly," said DFS CEO Klaus-Dieter Scheurle.

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EH Control Tower 1 (Source: Edinburgh Airport)
EH Control Tower 2 (Source: Edinburgh Airport)

DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH
DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH, the German air navigation service provider, is a State-owned company under private law with 5,400 employees as at 31 December 2017. 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, and provides air traffic control at nine regional airports in Germany and at London Gatwick Airport in the UK.

Air Navigation Solutions Ltd
Air Navigation Solutions Ltd is based in England with headquarters at London Gatwick Airport. In 2014, Air Navigation Solutions Ltd was incorporated as a private company limited by shares under UK company law with its own supervisory board and management. Air Navigation Solutions Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of the DFS Group and currently employs 80 staff in the UK in the areas of air traffic control, air navigation services technology and administration.