Effective February 23, 2023, DFS Aviation Services (DAS) has taken over apron control at Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, Peru.
Lima Airport Partners, operator of the airport and part of the Fraport Group, selected DAS as the new service provider in 2022. After several months of training, local DAS experts have been working collaboratively in a transfer process with the previous apron control provider, CORPAC.
Under the terms of the new arrangement, DFS will be responsible for the management of taxiing traffic and the allocation of positions at the airport. CORPAC will remain the national air traffic operator.
For the opening of the new terminal in 2025, DAS will convert apron management services to remote apron control services, using camera technology to monitor local taxiing traffic remotely from an operations room within the new terminal. This will be the first such system in South America. Fraport CEO Dr Stefan Schulte described it as “an important milestone on our way to developing the Peruvian capital airport into one of the most modern hubs on the continent”.
Image: Lima Airport/ DAS