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DFS and Atech deliver air traffic flow management system for India

08-01-2014 07:49 PM CET | Logistics & Transport

Press release from: DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH

At the end of July, the Brazilian system manufacturer Atech won the bid issued by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to provide an air traffic flow management (ATFM) system. Atech and the German air navigation service provider DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung are supplying the system SkyFlow together on a partnership basis worldwide. The solution will be implemented within the next 2 1/2 years. In the project, DFS will contribute their in-depth experience in ATFM and support Atech in developing the safety case, operational training plans and during the certification process for the system. For the implementation phase, Atech will also work together with Three D Integrated Solutions, an Indian systems engineering firm.

Skyflow integrates flight plan data from airlines, airports and air navigation service providers among others, with weather information in a unified database. The system is specially designed to manage the strategic planning of scheduled flights and the tactical control of daily operations. The resulting common situational awareness of the relevant stakeholders assists in ensuring fuel savings as well as increasing the punctuality of flights. At the same time, the system also provides a platform for Collaborative Decision Making.

DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH, the German air navigation service provider, is a State-owned company under private law with 6,049 employees as at 31 December 2013. DFS ensures the safe and punctual flow of air traffic over Germany. Around 2,000 air traffic controllers guide up to 10,000 flights in German airspace every day, and about three million movements every year. This makes Germany the country with the highest traffic volume in Europe. The company operates control centres in Langen, Bremen, Karlsruhe and Munich as well as 16 control towers at international airports in Germany. In addition, DFS is represented at the EUROCONTROL Control Centre in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Additional areas of activity include consulting, provided by the Aeronautical Solutions Division, and aeronautical data, grouped in the Aeronautical Information Management Division.

DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH
Am DFS-Campus 10
63225 Langen, Germany

Stephanie Schmiedel
Tel.: +49 (0) 6103 / 707 - 1388
Fax: +49 (0) 6103 / 707 - 4995
E-Mail: Stephanie.Schmiedel@dfs.de

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