Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans) has signed a contract with DFS Aviation Services (DAS) of Germany for the supply of air traffic control systems that will improve the capabilities and quality standards of the city's airspace.
The flexible and scalable digital platform provides comprehensive tools for tower and approach controllers to safely and efficiently manage traffic flow at Dubai and the Northern Emirates airspace. The platform also supports the sequencing of departing aircraft.
The deal involves the delivery of an Electronic Flight Strip System (EFS) to assist tower air traffic controllers in the management of arriving and departing aircraft, as well as an Information Management System (IMS) for the approach centre. The IMS provides all internal and external stakeholders with relevant information, such as weather data or an aerial and ground position display of radar targets, quickly and easily. The contract ensures operations continue at all times with high quality and consistent capacity, further strengthening technological efficiency in managing air traffic in Dubai.
Ibrahim Ahli, Deputy CEO of dans, said, "this deal will help us to advance the air traffic management to enable the vision of making Dubai the most desirable city to be visited around the world, and a global Aviation and economic hub. This is a crucial step towards strengthening technological efficiency in managing our air traffic by delivering the most innovative solution for future demand."
Andreas Pötzsch, Managing Director of DFS Aviation Services GmbH (DAS), stated that the supply of two important systems for the ANSP’s system network will ensure operations continue at all times with high quality and consistent capacity. As a certified ATM provider, DAS controls air traffic at several airports in Germany along with selling products and services related to Air Traffic Control to ATM organisations, airports, airlines and aviation authorities all over the world.
DAS is a subsidiary of DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH and has a global workforce of over 350 people. As a certified ATM provider, DAS controls air traffic at various German small and medium-sized airports and also provides products and services related to Air Traffic Control worldwide. Its clients include ATM organisations, airports, airlines, and aviation authorities worldwide.
Through its subsidiary, Air Navigation Solutions Limited (ANSL), DAS is responsible for air traffic control at Edinburgh. Additionally, the DFS Aviation Services Bahrain Co WLL provides air traffic control and air traffic control technology support in the Middle East. DFS Aviation Services has a representative office in Beijing and a branch office in Singapore, serving clients in Asia. DAS also has a branch office in Lima, supporting clients in South America.
Furthermore, through its joint venture with Frequentis AG of Vienna, Frequentis DFS Aerosense GmbH, DAS sells Remote Tower solutions worldwide.