As of 23 February 2023, DFS Aviation Services (DAS) has taken over apron control at Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima.
Lima Airport Partners, operator of the airport and part of the Fraport Group, had selected DAS in 2022 as the new service provider for apron control services. After several months of training, local DAS experts have been working collaboratively in a smooth transfer process with the previous apron control provider CORPAC. Its most important tasks include the management of taxiing traffic and the allocation of positions at the airport.
It should be noted that CORPAC will continue as the national air traffic operator, DFS only will be in charge of the platform management operations.
For the opening of the new terminal in 2025, DAS will convert Apron Management Services to remote apron control services and will henceforth control and monitor local taxiing traffic remotely from an operations room within the new terminal using camera technology.
Andreas Pötzsch, Managing Director of DFS Aviation Services is pleased: “We are happy to support the airport’s long term strategic goals by providing a safe, resilient, and future-oriented apron service”.
Pamela Moreno, Operations Manager from Lima Airport Partners (LAP) is also certain: “We are convinced that the experience and expertise of a world-class operator such as DFS Aviation Services will strengthen our operations, positioning Jorge Chávez as an important airport in the region and offering a better travel experience to our passengers”.
The majority shareholder of LAP, Fraport AG, is satisfied with the handover: “We are pleased that we have been able to gain an established partner for Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima in DFS Aviation Services,” says Dr Stefan Schulte, CEO of Fraport AG. “After the new terminal goes into operation in 2025, apron control will be controlled for the first time in South America based on state-of-the-art camera technology. This is an important milestone on our way to developing the Peruvian capital airport into one of the most modern hubs on the continent.”
DFS Aviation Services GmbH (DAS) is a subsidiary of DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH and employs more than 400 people around the world. As a certified ATM provider, DAS controls air traffic at German small and medium-sized airports and sells products and services related to Air Traffic Control around the world. Its customers include ATM organisations, airports, airlines and aviation authorities all over the world.
Through its subsidiary, Air Navigation Solutions Ltd. (ANSL), DAS is also responsible for air traffic at Edinburgh and London-Gatwick. The subsidiary DFS Aviation Services Bahrain Co WLL provides support in the Middle East in the areas of air traffic control and air traffic control technology. In Asia, DFS Aviation Services has a representative office in Beijing and a branch office in Singapore. In Latin America, DAS has a branch office in Lima. Through its joint venture with Frequentis AG of Vienna, Frequentis DFS Aerosense GmbH, DAS also sells Remote Tower solutions worldwide.