Who is DFS?
5,700 employees, 19 sites – DFS operates throughout Germany. The largest occupational group is the approximately 2,200 air traffic controllers, who work in the control centres and control towers. Their co-workers in the pre-flight information service look after general aviation pilots. In addition, about 900 technicians and engineers develop and operate the necessary technical systems, from radar equipment to air traffic control systems, that show the air traffic controllers in the control centres the correct position of aircraft.
The remaining employees work in IT, procedures planning, research and development, administration or training, among other things. At our Air Navigation Services Academy in Langen, DFS is currently training around 200 job starters to become air traffic controllers, air traffic control engineers, IT specialists and aviation managers. Air navigation service providers in other countries also use our expertise and technology for the initial and continuation training of their air traffic controllers.