Night-time flight inspection at Tegel Airport

Calibration flights are planned at Tegel Airport in the nights from 14 to 15 June and from 21 to 22 June 2019 between 2300 hrs and approximately 0300 hrs.

12.06.2019.- DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung will be checking the instrument landing system (ILS). The ILS enables pilots to land safely even in bad weather conditions with very poor visibility. The accuracy of the transmitted signals must be calibrated and checked regularly.

In the night from 14 to 15 June, the ILS facility of the northern runway (26 R, approaches from the east) will be calibrated. In the night from 21 to 22 June, the ILS facility of the southern runway will be calibrated (26 L, approaches from the east). A twin-turboprop Beechcraft King Air 350 will be used for the calibration flights. If due to poor weather conditions the calibration flights cannot be performed during the above-mentioned nights, they will be postponed by one week.

Despite the night curfew at Tegel Airport, technical flight checks such as calibration flights are allowed at night. Because of the current high traffic volume at Tegel Airport, it is necessary to perform the calibration of the ILS facilities at night.

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.

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DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH, the German air navigation service provider, is a State-owned company under private law with 5,400 employees. 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, 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 designated 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.