German air navigation service provider DFS presents its consulting solutions in Dubai
The German air navigation service provider DFS will for the first time present its consulting, simulation and training solutions at its own stand during the Dubai Airshow from 11 to 15 November. In the West Hall at Stand 810, DFS will also display the next generation of its arrival management system 4D Planner, the multiradar tracking and air situation display system PHOENIX and the air traffic management simulator NEWSIM. The systems were developed by DFS and are used in Germany and other countries.
The German air navigation service provider directs its consulting services at international markets. A special focus lies on the Gulf region: “We decided to take part in the 10th Dubai Airshow because we want to enhance our long-standing relationships and expand our activities in this region”, said DFS Chairman and CEO Dieter Kaden. “Air traffic is growing strongly in the Gulf region and in Asia. This will lead to complex and high-density air traffic areas, which will challenge the existing air traffic control infrastructure and organisations. As we have been managing this complexity and density in central Europe for many years, our advanced know-how is especially valuable in these regions”. Currently, DFS advises Bahrain’s Civil Aviation Affairs on the replacement of primary and secondary radar systems and is implementing, together with the US Integration Solutions International (ISI) company, a global navigation satellite services monitoring system for the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in Saudi Arabia. DFS is responsible for the quality assurance of the approach and departure procedures developed during the project and for the training of the GACA procedure planners.
DFS has more than 50 years of experience in providing air navigation services and advises organisations from all over the world on air traffic management matters. This includes air traffic services audits, operational, organisational and financial concepts and planning, safety management, studies, system design and implementation, as well as training.
Based on its technical and operational know-how, DFS has developed its own ATM systems: The 4D Planner helps reduce the average approach time and allows for continually optimised sequencing at airports. It supports air traffic controllers through systematic planning and decision support based on reliable predictions. The system can be integrated with departure management systems. The open modular multiradar tracking and air situation display system PHOENIX can be easily supplemented and processes data of up to 50 radar stations simultaneously. Flight plan data, weather radar data, local weather information and data from several direction finders may be also processed and displayed. It is primarily used at control towers but also as a fallback system at control centres. The ATM simulator NEWSIM is the latest development of the company and can be used for radar and emergency training and for the evaluation of airspace structures.
Ensuring service quality and safety are the highest concerns of the German company: In the year 2000, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) named DFS the best air navigation services organisation in the world with regard to safety, punctuality, efficiency and cost awareness.