What do air traffic controllers do?
As an air traffic controller, you are responsible for the safe and efficient handling of approach and departure traffic on the ground and in the defined airspace at the German regional airports served by DFS Aviation Services GmbH. Every year, our air traffic controllers at the towers on our sites control more than 250,000 aircraft movements. Day and night, our air traffic controllers are on duty to provide pilots with the necessary instructions to ensure that aircraft land, depart and move on the ground at a safe distance from each other.
As an air traffic controller at one of our regional airports, you will be in close contact at all times with aircraft pilots, ground personnel and air traffic controllers from the neighbouring area control centres, as well as with flight schools, the fire service and the police. In addition, our air traffic controllers are responsible for providing the aviation weather observation service and any contractually agreed additional services for the airport operator. They also implement the company’s safety, quality and hazard prevention management system and take on other exciting additional tasks.
Feel free to apply on your own initiative for our next training starts in late summer/autumn 2023. The next selection tests will take place in spring 2023.