DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung continues to grow its sales and consulting business for air navigation services. In January 2016, DFS opened a new office in Singapore, to be followed by another regional office in Beijing at the end of 2016.

"Our sales and consulting business contributes to the development of our company," stated Klaus-Dieter Scheurle, Chairman and CEO of DFS. "DFS will be much closer to its customers and establish an even higher presence in these regions. Besides its core business of providing air navigation services in Germany, DFS has offered consulting and training services for more than 20 years and in addition has been selling its air traffic management systems around the globe.

"Besides Europe, the key regions for the commercial business of DFS are Southeast Asia, China and the Middle East. Air transport in these non-European regions is experiencing above-average growth making it necessary for numerous countries to modernise the structures of their air navigation services. We are able to share our expertise in all aspects of modern air traffic control, including, for example, safety management and airspace restructuring," explained Scheurle.

The regional office in Singapore will be headed by Hans van der Meulen, who has more than 15 years experience as a DFS consultant. He has led and conducted many different projects in this region.

The Chinese market will be the focus of Dr Hans de Jong, a safety management and human factors expert who has worked in this field since 1999. In addition to safety management, his areas of expertise also include air traffic flow management and remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS).