From ATM experts. For ATM experts.

DFS Aviation Services is your perfect partner for products and services related to air navigation services.

We ourselves are a certified air navigation service provider (ANSP). In addition, we can offer you a broad portfolio of highly professional air traffic control systems, services and training worldwide.

Thanks to our worldwide project experience in a wide variety of air traffic environments, our experts can quickly and fully grasp the individual conditions and challenges of your airspace. You will benefit from our flexible structures and efficiently used resources. Together, we will find the optimum solution for your air traffic management. We have already been able to convince air navigation service providers, airlines and supervisory authorities from all over the world of this.

Our products and services cover the following areas:

A brand of experience

We have many years of experience as an air navigation service provider and, in addition, have gained experience from multiple international ATM projects since 1995. We can offer you access to a comprehensive range of expertise in air navigation services drawn from the entire DFS Group with DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH (DFS) as the parent company.

In total, the DFS Group can draw on more than 65 years of experience in air navigation services and currently provides its customers with terminal services at 27 airports in Germany and abroad. Every year, DFS coordinates approximately 2.4 million take-offs and landings and more than 3 million aircraft movements in upper airspace in Germany alone, one of the most complex airspaces in the world.

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controlled take-offs and landings by the DFS group worldwide
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customers & partners in more than 70 countries
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Commencement of international projects in the DFS Group
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controlled flight movements at German small and medium-sized airports per year
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employees worldwide
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locations in 6 countries worldwide

DAS worldwide

Today, DFS Aviation Services comprises 3 subsidiaries and 2 international representative offices.

Under Locations, you can find a map of our worldwide locations and airfields where we are active as an ANSP.

Andreas Pötzsch

Managing Director

Since 1 January 2019, Andreas Pötzsch leads DFS Aviation Services GmbH. Over the last six years, Pötzsch had been Director En-route and Approach, the largest operational unit at DFS. Prior to this, the industrial engineer with a MBA in aviation, managed the division Tower and held various other positions within DFS. Recognized internationally as an aviation manager, Andreas Pötzsch is also involved in international co-operations, such as iTEC and FABEC. Pötzsch was Chairman of the Standing Committee Operation from 2014 to 2017 and since January 2018 has been Chairman of the Network Director Operations Meeting at EUROCONTROL.

Pötzsch was born in 1965 in Bad Saarow. He started his career at DFS in 1992 as an air traffic controller. He is married with four children.

„As a full-service integrator, we can accompany projects from the original idea, through to development and final implementation. You benefit from our own experience as an air navigation service provider.”

„As a full-service integrator, we can accompany projects from the original idea, through to development and final implementation. You benefit from our own experience as an air navigation service provider.”

History

The DFS Aviation Services have more than 65 years of air traffic control experience in the DFS Group.

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2019

DFS Aviation Services Bahrain Co WLL opened its doors in Manama at the beginning of the year. The new subsidiary was founded under a contract with the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications of the Kingdom of Bahrain and is responsible for the provision and management of air navigation services personnel.

2018

A successful remote tower project between DFS and the Austrian technology group Frequentis AG gave rise to the idea of further cooperation in this field. At the end of 2018, the joint venture Frequentis DFS Aerosense GmbH, based in Vienna, was founded between DAS and Frequentis AG to deliver turnkey remote tower solutions worldwide.

2017

From now on, the new wholly-owned DFS subsidiary DFS Aviation Services GmbH (DAS) bundled the price-financed business of DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH, which was previously covered by the subsidiary The Tower Company GmbH and the DFS division Aeronautical Solutions. As a result, Air Navigation Solutions Ltd. will now also become a subsidiary of DAS.

With this, the core business of DFS Aviation Services is based on two pillars:
On the one hand DFS Aviation Services provides air navigation services (certified ANSP) and on the other hand we offer air traffic management related products and services worldwide.

2016

In March, Air Navigation Solutions Ltd. took over air traffic control at London Gatwick Airport, the second-largest airport in the United Kingdom.

In the summer, Air Navigation Solutions Ltd. was additionally awarded the contract to provide air traffic control services at Edinburgh Airport from 2018.

Preparations to establish local representative offices of DFS Aviation Services in Singapore and Beijing began.

2015

The UK subsidiary Air Navigation Solutions Ltd. (ANSL) was founded to provide access to the UK market.

2005

DFS founded its subsidiary The Tower Company GmbH (TTC) to specialise in air traffic services at small and medium-sized airports.

2004

The international business grew and the Consulting unit became the Aeronautical Solutions“ division, which offered both consulting services and aeronautical products to commercial customers worldwide.

1995

The Consulting division was created to handle the large demand for international services.

For the first time, DFS controls more than two million flights in one year.

1993

BFS was privatised as DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH (DFS), but remains 100% federally owned. DFS continued to exist in this form till today and is sovereignly responsible for en-route control in the upper airspace of Germany as well as for approach and departure control at the 16 international airports in Germany (by definition).

1959

In Germany, a close exchange between the responsible bodies for civil and military air traffic control began from an early stage. In 1959 the Federal Ministry of Transport and the Federal Ministry of Defence agree on a first civil-military division of tasks between the allies and the German Armed Forces.

1927 – 1953

After the „Zentralstelle der Flugsicherung“ (1927), the “Reichsamt für Flugsicherung” (1933) and a division into the „Reichsamt für Wetterdienst“ and the „Reichsluftfahrtministerium“ (1934), the „Bundesanstalt für Flugsicherung“ (BFS, Federal Agency for Air Traffic Control) was founded in 1953.

1920er

As air traffic increased, so did the need for regulation and control to ensure safe air travel. The history of air traffic control in Germany began in the 1920s with the introduction of the „Luftfahrer-Warndienstes“, which made meteorological and bearing information available to pilots by telegram.

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