Deutsche Flugsicherung

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DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung
Type GmbH
Industry Air traffic control
Founded January 1, 1993 (1993-01-01)
Headquarters Langen, Hesse, Germany
Number of locations 5 Control Centers (2012) Operates 17 Airport Towers in Germany (2012)
Area served Nationwide
Revenue
  • 997,798 Million (2009)
Owner(s) Federal Republic of Germany
Employees 6000+ (1.900+ Air Traffic Controllers)
Website www.dfs.de (English)

Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS) is the company in charge of air traffic control for Germany. It is a company organized under private law and 100% owned by the Federal Republic of Germany. Since January 1993, DFS has been controlling air traffic in Germany. In Germany, military and civil air traffic controllers work side by side. Since 1994, DFS has been responsible for the handling of both civil and military air traffic in peacetime. Only military aerodromes are exempted from this integration. [1]

History[edit]

DFS was formed by the Bundesanstalt für Flugsicherung (BFS). The BFS was established in 1953 and Closed in January 1993. Previously, DFS was Founded as a private GmbH.

Running Costs and Fees[edit]

DFS's running costs are covered by applicable route charges ( "Flugsicherungsgebühren", collected by Eurocontrol for its 37 participating member states) and by approach and departure fees (determination by the BMVBS by ordinance and collected directly by DFS)

According to the Gesellschaftsvertrag, DFS is a not-for-profit company. Any surpluses generated must also be repaid in accordance with the internationally accepted principles for the collection of air navigation charges to airspace users.

Control Centers[edit]

The DFS Operates 5 Control centers Located in

Towers[edit]

DFS operates the air navigation services on behalf and at his own expense, as defined by the BMVBS at the following airports:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "About DFS: Business". Deutsche Flugsicherung. 2009-06-22. Retrieved 2010-03-05. 

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