Arndt Schoenemann
Photo: Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH

Arndt Schoenemann to become new Chief Executive Officer at DFS

Arndt Schoenemann (55) was today appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Board at DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH. In assuming this new role, he is succeeding Prof Klaus-Dieter Scheurle (66), who will be taking retirement on 31 December 2020.

26.11.2020.- The DFS Supervisory Board today appointed Arndt Schoenemann as the new Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Board at DFS. Following the scheduled retirement of Klaus-Dieter Scheurle at the end of this year, he will be joining DFS from the manufacturer of aircraft equipment Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH where has been working as commercial managing director since 2008. Prior to this, he also held various positions at aircraft cabin element supplier Dasell Cabin Interior GmbH – most recently as technical managing director. Arndt Schoenemann has many years of business experience in aviation-related areas. Thanks to his involvement in the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI), he is also well connected in the sector, both nationally and internationally. Arndt Schoenemann has been a member of the BDLI Board since 2005 and has been its vice-president since 2011.

Dr Tamara Zieschang, Chairperson of the DFS Supervisory Board, said: “DFS is facing major challenges, not least due to the current coronavirus pandemic. I am therefore all the more delighted that we have been able to win such an experienced manager for this demanding position in the air navigation services. Alongside his broad commercial experience and management expertise, Arndt Schoenemann also has a high degree of personal affinity for technical innovations and aviation-related issues.”

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Arndt Schoenemann
Photo: Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH

DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH
, the German air navigation service provider, is a State-owned company under private law with 5,600 employees as at 30 June 2020. 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.