DFS Aviation Services wins Cloud Native Rockstars Award 2024 for cloud-based air traffic control system PHOENIX WebInnovation

On Tuesday, 14 May 2024, Christian Dorge Team Lead for cloud-based ATC Systems at DFS Aviation Services GmbH impressed the jury and participants at the Cloud Native Conference 2024, the Vogel IT Academy in Eppstein near Frankfurt am Main: His use-case of the cloud-based air navigation service system PHOENIX WebInnovation won the first place in the Native Rockstars Award 2024 in the “Technology Modernisation” category.

PHOENIX WebInnovation is an innovative air traffic control system that operates entirely in the public cloud and thus represents a technological paradigm shift in the air traffic control industry. The system is a cloud-native product that is hosted on the Kubernetes platform of Berlin-based SysEleven GmbH, a long-standing partner of DAS. At its core, PHOENIX WebInnovation offers a modern, intuitive radar screen, which is used to display the air situation, as well as an innovative electronic flight strip system for use in the tower. The tool is location- and hardware-independent and is operated via a public cloud and protected access.

The system has already proven itself as an extended information tool at several smaller airports in recent years and a few days ago also reached the major milestone of actively acting as the main air traffic control system at an airport. On Monday, 13 May 2024, air traffic control at Memmingen Airport was switched to the PHOENIX WebInnovation system and replaced the former PHOENIX system and paper flight strips.

“The last few days have of course been incredibly exciting for us! We are immensely pleased about this great external recognition from cloud native experts for our PHOENIX WebInnovation development! The air traffic control system is a real innovation and is only just beginning to realise its full potential for the air traffic control industry and beyond. Together with our long-standing cloud partner SysEleven, we are looking forward with great anticipation to what is yet to come!” says Christian Dorge, Team Lead PHOENIX WebInnovation at DAS.

The Cloud Native Conference has been organised by the Vogel IT Akademie of Vogel IT-Medien GmbH since 2022 and is aimed at experts, use cases and providers from the cloud native industry.



Christian Dorge represented DAS on stage as Team Lead PHOENIX WebInnovation.

All proud winners of the Cloud Native Rockstars Award 2024 in the “Technology – Modernisation” category.

All the winners at the Cloud Native Conference 2024 were visibly delighted.

Award winner Christian Dorge and his PHOENIX WebInnovation developer team  present the award after the ceremony.
(f.l.: Kevin Mißback, David Kohl, Christian Dorge, und Leon Thomanek)

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