DFS Aviation Services commences services as aircraft parking operator at Jorge Chávez Airport

                 As of February 23, the German operator will take over the aircraft ground handling, while Corpac will continue to be in charge of air traffic.


                 The change of operator will promote greater efficiency and flexibility to Jorge Chávez's operations, facilitating transfer of knowledge to the airport sector through training programs to Peruvian professionals.


Lima Airport Partners (LAP), concessionaire of the Jorge Chávez International Airport, a company belonging to the Fraport Group, has selected DFS Aviation Services as the new operator in charge of Apron Management Service.

After a competitive and highly scrutinised international tender process that began at the end of 2021, LAP awarded the tender to DFS Aviation Services, standing out for its technical capacity and international experience in the aeronautical sector, operating in many airports worldwide.

At large airports with high passenger flows, having an Apron Management Service to guide aircrafts on the ground alleviates the workload of air traffic controllers and improves the efficiency of airport operations. This service is being carried out in the Jorge Chávez by CORPAC since the beginning of the concession, and CORPAC is also responsible for air traffic nationwide. Currently, LAP and CORPAC are working collaboratively to the transfer process, so in this context DFS will begin operations on February 23, 2023.

"We are convinced that the experience and knowledge of a world-class operator such as DFS Aviation Services will strengthen our operations, positioning Jorge Chávez as an important hub in the region and offering a better travel experience to our passengers. We seek to transform the way of doing things for the efficiency and safety of operations in Jorge Chávez, since we are committed to the development of aviation in Peru, strengthening its skills and bringing the best international practices to the sector. In addition, with the inauguration of the new passenger terminal in 2025, the apron management system will be provided remotely, bringing the latest technology to the New Jorge Chavez," says Pamela Moreno, Operations Manager of Lima Airport Partners.

DFS Group provides apron management services in 20 airports in Europe, in prestigious hubs such as Berlin and Munich, also has more than 65 years of experience in air navigation services and currently operates in 27 airports in Germany and abroad. Peru is the first country where they begin operations in South America.

The administrative and operational staff will be based at the airport premises located in Callao, including Peruvian professionals, apron controllers who will receive a 5-month theoretical and practical training before the start of operations. This is an important opportunity to develop the sector by training Peruvian personnel.


About LAP

Lima Airport Partners (LAP) is the private operator of Jorge Chavez International Airport. LAP's partner structure is as follows: Fraport AG., which operates Frankfurt Airport and other major airports around the world; and the International Finance Corporation -belonging to the World Bank with 19.99% of financial representation- positioning itself as the largest international private sector development institution. By December 2022, LAP has invested USD 1.234 billion in the modernization of the airport and for the last 22 years, LAP has also paid USD 3 billion to the Peruvian State in concession fees and taxes under the Concession Agreement.


About DFS Aviation Services (DAS)

DFS Aviation Services GmbH (DAS) is a subsidiary of DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH, a German company that employs more than 400 people worldwide. As a certified Air Traffic Management (ATM) provider, and Apron Management Service provider, DAS is currently present in important hubs in Europe, in airports of all sizes that currently ensure a steady flow of passengers. Its customers include air traffic services companies, airports, airlines, and aviation authorities around the world.

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