ATM specialists

Due to the complex nature of air navigation services, employees need to specialise in different areas. Only when all air navigation services are provided in harmony is it possible to render air traffic control services safely and reliably.

At the DFS Air Navigation Services Academy, ATM specialists are trained to work in the following areas:

  • Flight data position (FDP)
  • Flight information service (FIS)
  • Flow management position (FMP)

ATM specialists undergo the same basic training as air traffic controllers. They specialise in other modules after they have learned the basics of:

  • Air traffic control
  • Flight data handling
  • Navigation
  • Meteorology
  • Aeronautics
  • ATM technology

After having successfully completed training at the Academy, trainees acquire a licence to begin on-the-job training in the operational air navigation services where they can acquire a rating. Upon conclusion of the on-the-job training, participants acquire their FDP, FIS or FMP licences in the control centres of DFS.