Flugsicherung has laid the foundation needed to grow
its commercial business by launching a new
wholly-owned subsidiary, DFS Aviation Services.
DFS Aviation Services
markets and sells products and services related to
air navigation services. Until now, the commercial
business was handled either by DFS itself or its
subsidiary, The Tower Company, which has now been
incorporated into DFS Aviation Services. With this
step, DFS has decided to bundle together all
commercial activities into one entity.
One focal point of
DFS Aviation Services is the provision of air
traffic control. Its air traffic controllers today
control air traffic at eight regional airports in
Germany, about 60 percent of all regional air
traffic in Germany. DFS Aviation Services also has a
British subsidiary, Air Navigation Solutions Ltd. (ANS).
ANS provides air traffic control service at London
Gatwick Airport, the busiest single-runway airport
in the world. As of 2018, ANS will also be
responsible for air traffic control at Edinburgh
Airport in Scotland.
The second focal
point of the company is to market and sell products
and services related to air navigation services.
Until the creation of the new subsidiary, the DFS
division Aeronautical Solutions was in charge of
this. DFS has been active on the worldwide market
for years. For example, a radar data processing
system developed by DFS is in use in many countries
around the world including Brazil, Canada and the
Netherlands. Around the world, customers continue to
express interest in high-quality German consulting,
training and simulations. In 2016, total revenues
from DFS commercial business amounted to around EUR
Services currently has 110 employees and plans to
raise that number to 130 by the end of the year. The
company's headquarters are located in Langen, near
Frankfurt. DFS has established local offices in
Singapore and Beijing to make itself better known on
the Asian market. Preparations are also underway to
open a local office in the Middle East. The Managing
Directors of DFS Aviation Services are Dirk Mahns
and Oliver P. Cristinetti.
"With DFS Aviation
Services, we are laying the foundation for our
commercial business to grow and become a thriving
business of its own right in addition to our core
business financed by air navigation charges. Our
goal is to double revenues in the long term,"
Chairman and CEO of DFS. "DFS Aviation Services
combines the best of both worlds: the expertise and
quality standards of DFS, one of the world's largest
and most progressive air navigation service
providers, and a young, dynamic company with a lean