The European Slot Regulation demands explicitly that the Airport Coordinator executes
his duties in an independent, impartial, non-discriminatory and transparent manner.
Due to the considerable competitive and commercial effects of slot allocation, the German legislative has made airport coordination a public office under the supervision of the federal government (Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure).
The Airport Coordinator and his staff are a part of the federal administration with
headquarters in Frankfurt.
As appointee, the Airport Coordinator therefore works within the framework of powers assigned to him as office holder.
In order to offer a 24hour service, the assistance of the Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) has been commissioned to assist allocating via online tool at short notice for General Aviation operators and also to offer an on-call service for outside of office opening hours.