Langen, 4 June 2021
DFS Aviation Services will provide consultancy services to ENAIRE for its implementation of Flight Information Service (FIS) to Visual Flight Rules (VFR) aircrafts in Spain.
DFS Aviation Services (DAS) has been contracted by ENAIRE for the provision of operational and training consultancy services regarding the successful implementation of Flight Information Service (FIS) for VFR aircrafts by dedicated FIS-personnel. The consultancy will last until December 2022, when it is anticipated that the new FIS for VFR will commence operation.
In the project, a team of Air Traffic Management experts from the DFS Group (members of DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung) will support ENAIRE in the definition of the FIS sectors, the drafting of operational documents, the development of the training concept and training itinerary, and finally during the initial trainings.
DFS Group is backed by more than 20 years of experience in the FIS VFR area, having successfully transitioned from a decentralised model to a centralised one in 2019 by merging the FIS from what were previously three control centres in Germany into the one in Langen now.
DAS Managing Director Andreas Pötzsch says of the project: “We are delighted to collaborate with ENAIRE on such an important project, and we look forward to using our expertise to help make the service a success right from day one. The project intensifies the close partnership between ENAIRE and DFS Group, who have successfully collaborated on several European projects over a long period”.
Xavier Benavent, ENAIRE Operations Manager, adds: “It is a pleasure to work with DAS and to be able to count on the expertise gained by the DFS Group over more than 20 years in German FIS VFR operation. This will undoubtedly guarantee successful implementation of the ENAIRE project.”
DFS Aviation Services GmbH (DAS) is a subsidiary of DFS, the German air navigation service provider (ANSP). It employs more than 400 members of staff worldwide. DAS is a certified ANSP, provides air traffic services at regional airports in Germany and markets its ATM products and services worldwide. Its customers include air navigation services providers, airport operators, airlines and aeronautical authorities from around the globe.
Through its UK subsidiary, Air Navigation Solutions Ltd. (ANSL), DAS is also responsible for the provision of air traffic control at Edinburgh and London Gatwick. In the Middle East, the subsidiary DFS Aviation Services Bahrain Co WLL supports the local air navigation service provider. In Asia, DAS maintains a representative office in Beijing and a branch in Singapore. DFS Aviation Services additionally offers turnkey remote tower solutions via its Joint Venture Frequentis DFS Aerosense GmbH, together with Frequentis AG from Vienna.
ENAIRE is the main air navigation service provider in Spain. As a company of the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda, it provides en route control services for all flights and overflights from five control centres in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Gran Canaria and Palma, as well as approach services to every airport in the country.
In addition, 45 control towers receive ENAIRE’s communication, navigation and surveillance services, and 21 airports, including the country’s busiest, rely on its aerodrome control services.
ENAIRE is the fourth most important European air navigation service provider, and, in a clear commitment to the Single Sky initiative, belongs to international partnerships such as SESAR Joint Undertaking, SESAR Deployment Manager, A6 Alliance, iTEC, CANSO and ICAO.
ENAIRE is the official provider of aeronautical information in Spain.
DFS Aviation Services GmbH
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