The German Airtraffic Control (DFS), located in Langen is the offical ATC-agency for Germany. It is organized as a privat company, fully owned by the Federal Republic of Germany.

Civial and military air traffic controllers work hand-in-hand at DFS. Since 1993 DFS is in charge of both civil aviation as well as military air traffic (in freedom times). Execptions built the military airports.

Since 2006, DFS continuously sources all nowcast high-precision lightning detection data over the German Weather Service (DWD). This way, the ultra-precise LINET data are used at 16 international airports in Germany as exclusive lightning-data and thus built the high-quality basis for the thunderstorm-related decision making of the DFS experts.

At Munich Airport, three additional integrated field-mills are used.