Night-time flight inspection at Munich Airport

From 11 February until 12 February (scheduled), flight inspections in connection with the approach and departure procedures at Munich Airport will be carried out on behalf of DFS, the German air navigation service provider.

08.02.2019.- The inspection flights begin around 22:00 hrs and last until approximately 05:00 hrs on the following day. Should there be any delays due to technical reasons or the weather, the calibration flights will have to be continued until the required results are available.  Calibration flights after midnight will be restricted to a minimum. As far as the specified flight profiles permit, overflights of built-up areas should be avoided. 

Due to the high traffic volume at Munich Airport, it is necessary to schedule the planned calibration flights during the times of low traffic indicated above. The calibration aircraft being used is a turboprop Beechcraft Super King Air 350.

Only by means of extensive calibrations, which are prescribed at regular intervals, can it be ensured that the technical systems, for example, provides the required precision. The planned inspection is therefore necessary for a safe, orderly and expeditious handling of air traffic. DFS would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by such flights.

Media contact:
Sandra Teleki
Telephone:  +40 (0)89 9780-124

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 2018. DFS ensures the safe and punctual flow of air traffic over Germany. Around 2,000 air traffic controllers guide around 10,000 flights in German airspace every day, more than 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 the 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 and Edinburgh Airport in the UK.