NAV - Mission


NAV Portugal has the primary mission of providing Air Traffic Services in the Flight Information Regions (FIRs) under Portuguese responsibility – Lisbon and Santa Maria, ensuring the fulfilment of the National and International regulation in the best Safety conditions, optimizing Skills and enhancing efficiency with environmental concerns in mind.


Our company performs its activity in the Mainland and in the Azores and Madeira Autonomic Regions. The company's Headquarters, the Lisbon Air Traffic Control Centre and the Training Centre are located by the Lisbon Airport. The Ocean Control Centre is located in the Azores Autonomic Region, namely in the island of Santa Maria.


Besides these two major Centres, NAV Portugal also has other infrastructures with Air Traffic Services operating in the Airport Control Towers of Lisbon, Porto, Faro, Funchal, Porto Santo, Santa Maria, Ponta Delgada, Horta, Flores and in the Cascais Aerodrome.


In order to fully accomplish its Air Traffic Control mission, NAV Portugal has a wide set of equipments and technical facilities (radar stations, radio help and communications) in several locations of the Mainland and Autonomic Regions. 


Flight Information Region of Santa Maria
Perimeter - 5,389.546 NM / 9,981.439 Km
Area - 1,496,137.825 NM2 / 5,138,160.886 Km2



The Ocean Air Traffic System in Santa Maria and the phased introduction in service of a new generation of air traffic management systems in Lisbon were decisive steps to keep NAV Portugal at the head of air navigation services providers.


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