Munich Security Conference 2020

From 14 to 16 February 2020, the 56th International Security Conference will take place in Munich.  It will be attended by high-ranking security policymakers from Germany and abroad. Today, the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) has established a restricted area (ED-R München) as well as a radio mandatory zone (RMZ München) to ensure the safety of the event.

14.02.2020.- The restricted area and the RMZ are scheduled to be activated from Friday, 14 February, 07:00 hrs CET until 16 February 2020, 19:00 hrs CET. The restricted area is a circle with a radius of three nautical miles (5.5 km) around the conference venue and extends from the ground to flight level 100, or about 3,000 metres. The RMZ is also circular, with a radius of nine nautical miles (approximately 16.6 km) around the conference venue. It extends from the ground to the lower limit of Class C airspace Munich.

In the restricted area ED-R München, all flights, including those by model aircraft and unmanned aircraft systems, are prohibited. These restrictions do not apply to State aircraft associated with the Security Conference, aircraft of the police forces and flights on rescue and disaster control missions. In addition, flights under instrument flight rules at altitudes of 5,500 ft MSL are generally also exempt from these restrictions.

While flying in the RMZ München, VFR flights have to maintain continuous air-ground voice communication. Aircraft shall make an initial call before entering the RMZ and also report when leaving the RMZ.

The control zones München and Oberpfaffenhofen, the restricted area ED-R München and the RMZ Oberschleissheim are excluded from this RMZ. As a rule, these regulations do not apply to IFR flights.

Restricted areas are put in place as a security measure or to prevent hazards; they can either be permanent (for example above nuclear power plants or the government precinct in Berlin) or temporary.

Information on the location and size of the area, a map of the restricted area and the RMZ as well as further information can be found here.

Media contact:
Boris Pfetzing
Telephone +49 (0)89 9780-121

DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH, the German air navigation service provider, is a State-owned company under private law with 5,600 employees as at 31 December 2019. DFS ensures the safe and punctual flow of air traffic over Germany. Around 2,200 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. DFS has been working on the integration of drones into air traffic since 2016 and has set up a joint venture, Droniq GmbH, with Deutsche Telekom.