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Airport-Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM), Germany

Full A-CDM implementation at the designated international airports of Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, and Berlin Schönefeld.

Airport-Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM), United Kingdom

A-CDM consulting project at Birmingham Airport to identify potential improvements concerning the aircraft handling.

Apron control, Germany

Provision of apron management services, with a diverse range in scope of services, at a number of airports, including Berlin, Düsseldorf, Cologne Bonn, Stuttgart, and Hanover.

Operational readiness and airport transfer (ORAT), Middle East

Establishment of an operational readiness, activation and transition programme for an international airport.


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Arrival Manager (A-MAN), Brazil

Commissioned by Brazilian air navigation service provider DECEA to implement the DFS Arrival Manager at various sites in Brazil in connection with the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.

Air navigation services (ANS), Germany

Provision of aerodrome control services at nine regional airports in Germany:

  • Dortmund
  • Frankfurt Hahn
  • Karlsruhe Baden-Baden
  • Lahr
  • Magdeburg Cochstedt
  • Memmingen
  • Mönchengladbach
  • Paderborn Lippstadt
  • Weeze

Find out more about where we operate as a certified ANSP.

Air navigation services (ANS), United Kingdom

Provision of air navigation services at Gatwick, the world's busiest single-runway airport; from April 2018 also at Edinburgh Airport.

Airspace restructuring, Russian Federation

Development of a new operational concept with SIDs, STARs and IAPs due to new restrictions at the airport from the construction of a new runway. Overall number of procedures was also reduced.

PHOENIX as ATM fallback system, Middle East

Implementation of the PHOENIX ATM system as fallback system.

PHOENIX as Tower ATM system, Kazakhstan

Installation of the PHOENIX ATM system at two tower sites in Kazakhstan.


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PHOENIX as ATM system, Brazil

Implementation of the DFS multi-sensor data processor PHOENIX at five area control centres in connection with the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.

PHOENIX as ATM system, Canada

Replacement of previous radar data processing system rehost (RDPSR) with the DFS system PHOENIX due to its ability to process radar, ADS-B, multilateration and space-based ADS-B data.

Simulation, Middle East

Optimisation of the airspace sectorisation and FIR (flight information region).


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Consultancy,  Middle East

Consulting project on the separation of regulatory functions from service provision and several other consulting projects in the whole region.

Consultancy, Serbia and Montenegro

Consulting services and assistance on the construction of a new area control centre, including civil works (ACC building) and ATM equipment.


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Approval of on-demand lighting systems for wind turbines, Germany

Conduct of the approval procedure for on-demand lighting systems for wind turbines in cooperation with DFS as the appointed body.

CNS and ATS maintenance, Germany

Provision of regular and unplanned maintenance activities for ATS and CNS systems at several regional airports.

Ground-based Augmentation System (GBAS), Germany

Installation and approval of GBAS CAT I ground station in Bremen as the first certified station worldwide.

Installation and implementation of a GBAS CAT I ground station in cooperation with the airport operator Fraport. It allows approaches at various approach angles to all six runway thresholds at Frankfurt Airport.


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Safety assessment, Germany

Conduct of a joint safety assessment with RWTH Aachen and Deutsche Post DHL for a test operation of a DHL package copter in a restricted area set up in Reit im Winkl, Germany. This served as a basis for decisions taken by the German Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI).

Safety case, India

Comprehensive assistance for the preparation of the safety case for the introduction of air traffic flow management (ATFM) as required by the Indian regulator. DFS also provided training on the implementation of ATFM as a strategic tool.

Safety consultancy, Romania

Several consulting projects in the field of air navigation services, in particular for safety management issues.

Safety management, Afghanistan

Development of a safety case for putting two multilateration systems into operation in Afghanistan, one for upper area control and one for approach control.

Safety management training, Worldwide

Conduct of customised safety management training courses for customers in Europe, the Middle East as well as South and East Asia, in particular regarding occurrence investigations and safety assessments for changes in the air transport system.


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Aeronautical information management (AIM) training, China

Conduct of an aeronautical information management (AIM) training for the Air Traffic Management Bureau of Civil Aviation Administration of China (ATMB).

Basic (BAS) and ADI courses, Luxembourg

Conduct of ATC basic (BAS) courses and rating courses for aerodrome control instrument (ADI).

Examiner training, Kazakhstan

Presentation of the role of an examiner and examination procedures. Subsequently, the participants were able to conduct an examination in compliance with all relevant legal provisions.

Performance-based navigation (PBN) training, Mongolia

Consulting and training regarding the implementation of the ICAO performance-based navigation (PBN) concept.