Software issue continues

The software problems at the air traffic control centre of DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung in Langen are continuing. Technicians are working intensively on analysing the problem.

25.03.2019.- The malfunctioning of the electronic flight progress strip system of the Langen air traffic control centre continues. For safety reasons, capacity had to be reduced by 25 percent in the past few days. This capacity reduction remains in effect until further notice.
In the night between Wednesday, 27 March and Thursday, 28 March, DFS experts will try to implement alternative software.

The safety of air traffic remains unaffected. The other DFS control centres in Munich, Bremen and Karlsrufe are not affected by the issue.

Media contact:
Ute Otterbein
Tel.: +49 (0)6103 / 707-4162

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 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 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.