DFS Tower Suite

DFS Tower Suite, with high-performance DFS PHOENIX components, offers you the appropriate solutions for airport towers of any kind, and any application for tower control. We offer you reliable systems and tools for AFIS, regional – and small to medium-sized – towers and for control towers in complex, international airports.

Our integrated applications provide you with both ground and air situation conveniently combined in one tracker. Our ground situation systems feature impressive, high-performance Safety Net functionalities.

Modern A-SMGCS functionalities in accordance with the applicable regulations are also available. These naturally undergo continuous further development and can be adapted to the user. Mobile, cloud-capable solutions such as PHOENIXWebInnovation are also included in our system portfolio.

We look forward to stepping into the future of Air Navigation Services with you.

Components of the DFS Tower Suite

Cloud-based ATM system available on the go

PHOENIX WebInnovation@Cloud is an integrated, web and cloud-based air traffic management system that follows the modern “Software as a Service” approach (SaaS).

PHOENIX WebInnovation@Cloud is based on our web-based air and ground situation display, PHOENIX WebInnovation (see below). It provides a modern, comfortable radar display usable as an air situation display and is fully compliant with all relevant EUROCONTROL standards in respect of surveillance and flight plan information.

The technology is based on state-of-the-art web technology and is fully cloud-based. This means it can be used remotely from all kinds of different devices, such as laptops, tablets, or even mobile phones.

This flexible and modern tool meets the needs of the whole aviation industry, including ANSPs, airports, airlines and also emergency services.
We offer you three attractive price models with a range of services to suit your needs.


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In August 2019, Hamburg Airport became the first airport worldwide to operate our new web-based, cloud-enabled radar display PHOENIXWebInnovation from DFS Aviation Services. The tool for radar and flight plan information is being used in the vehicles of the airport’s apron management service as a mobile solution. Drivers can track all flight movements in real time and plan their routes accordingly.

Cloud-ready ATS tool available on the go

Based on our existing and well-established tracker technology DFS PHOENIX, the PHOENIX WebInnovation is a highly integrated, web-based and cloud-ready HMI with an intuitive design.

At its core, it provides a modern, comfortable radar display usable as an air and ground situation display. The working position can be extended by adding an auxiliary monitor, known as the info & support display. This can be used for meteorological information, navigational charts and other relevant content.

The technology is independent of hardware and operating systems and so can be used from all kinds of different devices, such as laptops, tablets, or even mobile phones. It is based on web technology and cloud-ready, which enables the users to access the display not only from a controller working position, but also remotely from any other location.

PHOENIX WebInnovation is fully compliant with all relevant EUROCONTROL standards as regards surveillance, flight plan and weather information, and supports a variety of different interfaces.

The flexible and modern tool meets the needs of the whole aviation industry, such as ANSPs, airports, airlines and also emergency services.

Your modern digital flight strip solution

With ATCON-TID, DFS Aviation Services is taking another step towards the evolution of air traffic control (ATC) systems, bringing in an innovative way to enhance air navigation services with digital flight strips. It enables ATCOS to manage landings and take-offs safely and efficiently.

Breaking with the limitations of traditional paper strips, ADCON-TID takes the air navigation services delivery to another level by improving the situational awareness of all users and sharing their planning and information in real-time between all ADCON-TID clients.

The all-in-one solution for your air traffic controller working position

Our modular DFS ATM Suite offers you a modern, highly-customisable HMI for the controller working position. It is designed to meet the needs of both air and ground surveillance.

The HMI layout is customisable for adjustable target head symbols and labels, picture in picture, map layers, colours, fonts, zooming levels, filters, menus and toolbars.

Together with flight data processing and clearance function, we offer you an integrated solution for your CWP.

The MSDF Tracker impressing customers from all over the world

The PHOENIX MSDF Tracker from the DFS Group is a powerful tool for multisensor data fusion. With the aid of more than 200 parameters and filters, the tracker can be adapted to any complex air or ground surveillance situation. It can process sensor and position data from up to 50 sensors and simultaneously track 5,000 linear moving, manoeuvring, accelerating or permanently positioned targets on the ground and in the air. One of its outstanding features is the seamless transition from air to ground and vice versa.

All input and output interfaces are compliant with EUROCONTROL ASTERIX categories.

Reliable hazard detection for your airport traffic

The Airport Situation Assessment Server (ASAS) is responsible for ground safety net services including approaching flights (RMCA). Alerts are generated for example for:

Flights that move into or are about to move into to restricted areas (e.g. runway, taxiways)

Targets that are about to collide while taxiing (e.g. because the same taxiway is being used from two different directions) or departing/arriving targets that are about to use the runway at the same time.

Your independent system component for SMGCS services (3 & 4)

The DFS Surface Manager SMAN provides A-SMGCS (Advanced – Surface Movement Guidance and Control System) services (level 3 & 4) which meet the EUROCONTROL specification for A-SMGCS services, such as Routing, Guidance and Airport Safety Support (Conflicting ATC Clearances (CATC) and Conformance Monitoring (CMAC)).

The Surface Manager provides its services exclusively through the tower middleware and consists of a number of (micro) services. The different services communicate amongst each other in exactly the same way they communicate with the world outside of SMAN, namely via their service interfaces offered through the tower middleware. The services can be deployed and executed independently from one another, potentially on different host machines, or even in a cloud or data centre environment.

Independent monitoring and analysis functions

Technical experts are very often required to investigate massive amounts of surveillance data. To save time and effort, the technical monitoring and analysis function is equipped with a central server for surveillance data and flight plan recording and replay. The recorded data can be synchronised and easily replayed in standard formats in the local network at multiple speeds.

Convenient monitoring and control via central Maintenance Working Position

Your system’s hardware, software and all of its data interfaces can be monitored and controlled through the monitoring and control HMI from the central working position (Maintenance Working Position, MWP).

In addition, your technical staff can stop and restart every monitored element from this central position. Convenient messages, logs and alarms support them in their day-to-day work.

These functions are all available remotely via the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).

Multiple configuration options for all functional roles

The need for configurability is ever growing, for example when different application contexts need a different set of functions, or settings.

The chain of aircraft control requires a variety of roles (tower or center controllers, planners, shift leaders, managers, technicians, engineers) which must be functionally differentiated in the application. A multiplicity of software versions is not a solution, as it could cause a serious configuration management problem. This poses a risk to efficient and safe operations.

For the PHOENIX components of our DFS Tower & Center Suite we therefore developed a generalised approach to configurability in large client-server network systems. This means that your employees can use the application in their various roles without any worries and can be assured their work will be safe and uninterrupted.


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