DFS Supervisory Board extends contract with CEO Arndt Schoenemann

Arndt Schoenemann will continue to serve as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH beyond 2024. At its meeting on 7 July 2023, the Supervisory Board of DFS, the German air navigation service provider, approved the extension of Mr Schoenemann's contract until 2029. He took over his position on 1 April 2021.

"I am delighted that in Arndt Schoenemann we have a company leader who has a clear vision of the future and who will continue to advance the company; one who keeps the interests of DFS, its employees and its customers in mind," said Antje Geese, Chairperson of the Supervisory Board. "I am all the more pleased that we on the Supervisory Board have clearly endorsed his work so far and that he will continue this work for another five years. By extending his contract at this early stage, we want to send a signal that progressing the company, while maintaining continuity and dependability, are equally important to us."

The contracts of the Executive Board members Dirk Mahns (Chief Operating Officer) and Friedrich-Wilhelm Menge (Chief Technology Officer) run until 2028. The Chief Human Resources Officer, Andrea Wächter, was appointed for three years as of November 2022.

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DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH (DFS), the German air navigation service provider, is a State-owned company under private law with 5,600 employees as at 30 June 2023. 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 Edinburgh Airport in the United Kingdom. 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.