German AIP VFR available free of charge

The Aeronautical Information Publication Germany (AIP) can be used free of charge from January 2023. An online version can then be accessed via the AIS-Portal of DFS.

For several years now, DFS has made the current version of the Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) available free of charge via its aeronautical information services portal at The German Aeronautical Publication Agency, as publisher of the AIP, will also be making the supplementary volume AIP VFR available in a free version on the AIS-Portal from January 2023.
This will provide all airspace users, whether they are flying IFR or VFR, with easy and free access to the AIP. The two Aeronautical Information Publications (AIP IFR and AIP VFR) will continue to be distributed in the usual form via the online shop of the DFS subsidiary R. Eisenschmidt GmbH.

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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 2021. DFS ensures the safe and punctual flow of air traffic over Germany. Around 2,200 air traffic controllers guide more than three million flights through German airspace in peak years, up to 10,000 every day. The company operates control centres in Bremen, Karlsruhe, Langen and Munich as well as control towers at the 15 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 is working on the integration of drones into air traffic and has set up a joint venture, Droniq GmbH, with Deutsche Telekom. Other subsidiaries include R. Eisenschmidt GmbH, which markets publications and products for general aviation, and Kaufbeuren ATM Training GmbH (KAT), which provides training for military air traffic services personnel. The joint venture FCS Flight Calibration Services GmbH offers flight inspection services.