Düsseldorf Airport: extended use of Pre-Departure Sequencer

- Austria / Germany.

Düsseldorf airport has further extended the use of their departure manager. After seven successful years using the departure manager in Düsseldorf’s A-CDM implementation, the airport company assigned their affiliate company, SITA Airport IT GmbH, to procure the extension from ATRiCS, a member of the Frequentis Group.

Düsseldorf Airport, the main airport of the most densely populated region in Germany, has been one of the A-CDM pioneers gaining their full compliance already in spring 2013. The airport company has been improving air traffic flow and punctuality at the airport ever since. With the perspective of a more flexible use of the Northern runway, long-term experience with the departure management system and continued compliance with the relevant Pilot Common Project, Flughafen Düsseldorf GmbH have decided to extend their departure manager functions.

"Our departure manager has been an absolutely robust and reliable system to manage our outbound operations for many years now. We are highly impressed with the performance of the system even under adverse conditions, for example, when we use its de-icing functions to improve our winter operations. Our aim now is to make most of the additional capacity we get from our envisaged more flexible use of the Northern runway. We have reached this strategic goal with the extended functions of the departure manager,” says Thomas Hansen, Head of the Airport Control Center at Düsseldorf.

"We are happy to see Düsseldorf Airport so satisfied with the Frequentis departure manager. Düsseldorf was the second airport to introduce it at the time and the system has known a success story ever since. With the Pilot Common Project in place we see airports in Europe deciding consistently to improve their departure operations. This confirms that we have been backing the right horse when we decided for the development of this system many years ago,” Wolfgang Hatzack, Chief Executive Officer ATRiCS.

Düsseldorf has been working with the extended DMAN functions since the start of 2021. ATRiCS, a member of the Frequentis Group, is proud to deliver this solution as a product in the Frequentis portfolio and is currently finalising new DMAN introduction projects at three other European airports.


ATRiCS Advanced Traffic Solutions GmbH is a member of the Frequentis Group. The company offers airport-specific software solutions and consultancy services. Our products form part of the Frequentis portfolio and are in use all over the world, wherever benchmarks are being set in the fields of modern integrated controller working positions, tower automation and taxi operations management. These systems enable transport hubs in Europe, Asia and the Middle East to use individual route planning, guidance and A-CDM compliant outbound sequencing to make maximum use of their existing infrastructure. supports the introduction of operational traffic systems with a wide portfolio of simulation and validation tools.

About FREQUENTIS Frequentis

Frequentis is a global supplier of communication and information systems for control centres with safety-critical tasks. The listed family-run company develops and markets its “control centre solutions” in the Air Traffic Management segment (civil and military air traffic control, air defence) and the Public Safety & Transport segment (police, fire brigades, emergency rescue services, shipping, railways). With a market share of 30%, Frequentis is the world market leader in voice communication systems for air traffic control. Frequentis is also the global leader in aeronautical information management and aeronautical message handling systems.
As a global player with about 2,150 employees, Frequentis has a global network of companies in more than 50 countries. Its head office is in Vienna, Austria. Frequentis’ products, services, and solutions are used at more than 40,000 operator working positions in around 150 countries. Shares in Frequentis are traded on the Vienna and Frankfurt stock exchanges; ISIN: ATFREQUENT09, WKN: A2PHG5. In 2021, revenues were EUR 333.5 million and EBIT was EUR 29.0 million.
Wherever Frequentis’ systems are used, safety-critical operators can confidently bear responsibility for the safety of other people and goods. The company also works towards a more sustainable future through its air traffic optimisation solutions.


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