Jorge Chave

LAP signed contract with German operator DFS Aviation Services to provide Apron Management Services at Lima Airport

Langen, 17 October 2022

Lima Airport Partners (LAP), concessionaire of the Jorge Chávez International Airport belonging to the Fraport Group, has selected DFS Aviation Services as a new operator in charge of the aircraft turnaround system on apron at the existing terminal.

The selected company, DFS Aviation Services (DAS), will provide the Apron Management Services at Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima from January 2023. This contract will promote a substantial improvement of the passenger experience, granting efficiency and flexibility in the operations and training Peruvian professionals in the sector.

After a competitive bidding process that began end of 2021, DFS Aviation Services was awarded and stood out for its experience in the sector, technical capacity, international performance in many airports worldwide, as well extensive knowledge and contribution in the aviation sector.

The service consists of take over the services from the currently provider CORPAC, working together in a smooth transition. The apron control manages the air traffic on the aprons of the airport and allocates the aircrafts to their parking positions.

By the opening of the new terminal in 2025, DFS Aviation Services will switch the Apron Management Services from conventional to remote services, this means that the Airport Management System will be provided remotely through innovative camera technology from an operational room in the new terminal area.

“We are confident that the experience and expertise of a world-class operator such as DFS Aviation Services will strengthen our operations, positioning Lima Airport as a hub in the region”, says Pamela Moreno, Operational Manager at Lima Airport Partners.

The DFS Group provides apron management services at 20 airports in Europe, in central hubs like Berlin and Munich, has over than 65 years of experience in air navigation services and currently provides its customers with terminal services at 27 airports in Germany and abroad.

“We are extremely pleased that LAP chose DAS as a trusting partner for the Apron Management Services. We are looking forward to work with LAP and to support them with our wide expertise on gate-to-gate handling of flights”, says Andreas Pötzsch, Managing Director DFS Aviation Services.

The administrative and operational staff will be based at the airport in Lima, including Peruvian professionals, apron officers who will receive a training of 5 months consisting of theoretical and practical training before the operations start. This is an important opportunity to develop the sector by training Peruvians personnel.

LAP is committed to the development and professionalization of aviation in Peru, by strengthening their skills and bringing the best international practices to the market.

Lima Airport Partners (LAP) is the private operator of Jorge Chávez International Airport. LAP is comprised of leading global airport manager Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide (with 80.01%), as well as International Finance Corporation (IFC)) of the World Bank (with19.99%). Up to September 2022, LAP has invested about US$1,000 million in modernizing Lima Airport since the concession began in 2001. During the course of the concession, LAP has also paid the Peruvian state nearly  US$ 2,960 million in concession fees and taxes. LAP is strongly committed to developing local entrepreneurs and businesses by strengthening their skills and by generating growth opportunities for the future.

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.

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