What types of vehicles need a licence (RFID tag)?
All motorised vehicles and equipment, as well as company bicycles with or without road approval on the apron require a vehicle licence (RFID tag). The same applies for vehicles, equipment and company bicycles that remain on the airside.
Where can I get a vehicle licence (RFID tag)?
Contracted companies that need to drive on the apron one time or for a limited period for legitimate reasons will receive a temporary vehicle licence and will be accompanied to their deployment area by a guide vehicle.
Permanent vehicle licences must be applied for at the FDG Airport ID Office.
What are the prerequisites to apply for/receive a permanent vehicle licence (RFID tag)?
Applications for vehicle licences will only be accepted for justified and approved activities at DUS Airport. Depending on need and required duration of use, RFID tags with limited or max. validity of one calendar year can be requested. The request must be submitted by the applicant company. The request will be reviewed by FDG.
Vehicles licensed at DUS Airport must be roadworthy and have sufficient insurance cover. The following rules apply:
- Road-legal vehicle: blanket insurance cover for EUR 50 million plus EUR 8 million for personal injury (per injured person)
- For the completion of tasks outlined in the Ground Handling Service Act (BADV) using the road-legal vehicle, the coverage in general and the cover for personal injury must be increased to the minimum coverage in accordance with ground handling services or the difference in the coverage sums must be covered by an existing liability insurance for BADV activities
- Non-road-worthy vehicles must generally be insured via a liability insurance
- Damage to aircraft must not be exempted in the vehicle liability or the general liability insurance.
The vehicle licence (RFID tag) remains the property of Flughafen Düsseldorf GmbH (FDG).
Road access to the apron is permitted for drivers, who hold a valid Airport ID card with apron access authorisation and a relevant public driving licence in addition to the vehicle RFID tag for the respective vehicle. Prerequisite to the operation of a vehicle on the apron is the possession of a personal airport driving license.
How do I apply for a vehicle licence (RFID tag) at the Airport ID Office?
Please use our most current form for your vehicle licence application, which can be found on our website under "Applications". The application must be completed as much as possible electronically. The application original must be submitted to the Airport ID Office alongside all requested documentation.
The following application requirements must be met:
- Submission of the vehicle registration document for road-worthy vehicles and equipment
- Submission of a valid UVV test certificate compliant with the DGUV directive for non-road-worthy vehicles and equipment
- Stamp and signature of the company submitting the application
- Countersignature/approval by the ordering FDG department or domiciled company
- Under "Reason", state the type of use of the vehicle, for which the RFID tag is being requested.
Only fully completed original applications will be accepted by the Airport ID Office.
When can I collect the vehicle licence (RFID tag) from the Airport ID Office?
You can collect the vehicle RFID tag from the Airport ID Office as soon as an Airport ID card with apron access right is submitted. Please note the opening times of the Airport ID Office.
You will additionally need a personal airport driving licence for the independent use of a vehicle, equipment or a company bicycle.
What do I do if I need to replace the windscreen?
Please request a new vehicle licence (RFID tag) from the Airport ID Office if the windscreen of your vehicle needs to be replaced. Please use our most current form, which can be found on our website under "Applications".
When and where to I have to return the vehicle licence (RFID tag)?
The RFID tag must be returned to the Airport ID Office immediately if:
- The validity of the licence has expired,
- There is no more need for the vehicle to access the apron,
- Other requirements for holding a vehicle licence no longer apply.
The correct removal of the RFID tag from the vehicle and its destruction must be confirmed to the Airport ID Office in writing or via email.