As a step towards further deepening the cooperation between the Air Traffic Management Bureau of the Civil Aviation Administration of China and the DFS Group, Director General Che Jinjun of the ATMB, Arndt Schoenemann, CEO of DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung and Pierre Hermann, Managing Director of DFS Aviation Services, the commercial arm of DFS, sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

In In the past years, China has seen a considerable increase in demand for commercial air travel, domestic flights have demonstrated resilience during the pandemic, and there has been impressive modernisation and service development in air traffic management. These factors were some of the reasons for establishing a representative office of DFS Aviation Services in Beijing to support collaboration between colleagues of the Air Navigation Service Providers for China and Germany and achieve a win-win situation. 

In the MoU the parties agree to exchange expertise on green flying, UTM (Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management), training of management and young talent, tools to further improve safety at airports such as the Runway Incursion Alerting System, modernisation of air-ground communication, remote control of towers from an operational point of view, and meteorological services in operational decision-making, especially under severe weather conditions. 

Director General Che Jinjun recalls the already long-lasting friendship during which more than 500 ATMB professionals have been trained at DFS, and emphasises that “With this MoU we bring the cooperation between the ATMB and the DFS Group to the next level”. Arndt Schoenemann, CEO of DFS agrees: “We are proud and happy to work closer with our colleagues from the ATMB to bring each other forward and can hardly wait to get acquainted in real life”.   

Image: Arndt Schoenemann (r.), CEO of DFS and Pierre Hermann, Managing Director of DFS Aviation Services signing the MoU