On 3 and 4 November 2022, the Foreign Ministers of the G7 countries will meet in the historic town hall of Münster in North-Rhine Wesphalia. The German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) is setting up two restricted areas for this event.
The restricted area with the designation "ED-R Aasee" with a radius of three nautical miles (5.5 km) will be established around the venue. It extends up to flight level 100 or around 3,000 metres.
This restricted area will be effective on both 3 and 4 November daily from 07:00 hrs to 18:00 hrs local time. Any times of activity deviating from these times will be promulgated by the State police of North-Rhine Westphalia.
All flights, including the operation of model aircraft and unmanned aircraft systems, are prohibited in the restricted area. In addition, there will be flight ban for unmanned aircraft systems from 2 to 5 Nobember 2022 for the same area.
These restrictions do not apply to State aircraft connected to the meeting, flights by the police, flights on rescue and disaster control missions, ambulance flights or flights conducted entirely under IFR taking off or landing at Münster Osnabrück Airport.
Prior to entering, departing or transiting the airspace, all authorised VFR flights must report to the special task force of the State police of North-Rhine Westphalia and will be subject to approval.
Information on the location and size as well as a map of the restricted area and further information is available in German here.
Restricted areas are put in place as a security measure or to prevent hazards. They can either be permanent, for example above nuclear power plants or the government precinct in Berlin, or temporary.
DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH
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DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH, the German air navigation service provider, is a State-owned company under private law with 5,600 employees as at 30 June 2022. DFS ensures the safe and punctual flow of air traffic over Germany. Around 2,200 air traffic controllers guide more than three million flights through German airspace in peak years, up to 10,000 every day. The company operates control centres in Bremen, Karlsruhe, Langen and Munich as well as control towers at the 15 designated international airports in Germany. The subsidiary DFS Aviation Services GmbH markets and sells products and services related to air navigation services, and provides air traffic control at nine regional airports in Germany and at London Gatwick Airport and Edinburgh Airport in the UK. DFS is working on the integration of drones into air traffic and has set up a joint venture, Droniq GmbH, with Deutsche Telekom. Other subsidiaries include R. Eisenschmidt GmbH, which markets publications and products for general aviation, and Kaufbeuren ATM Training GmbH (KAT), which provides training for military air traffic services personnel. The joint venture FCS Flight Calibration Services GmbH offers flight inspection services.