NAV Portugal


Organisation Overview

NAV Portugal’s main mission is to provide air traffic services in the flight information regions (FIR) under Portuguese responsibility – Lisbon and Santa Maria – ensuring that national and international regulations are fulfilled within the best safety conditions, optimising capacities, emphasizing efficiency and upholding environmental concerns.

The company performs its work on mainland Portugal and in the autonomous regions of the Azores and Madeira. The Company Headquarters is situated next to the Lisbon Airport, as well as the Lisbon Air Traffic Control Centre and the Training Centre.

The Oceanic Control Centre is located in Santa Maria one of the nine islands of the Azores archipelagos. In addition, NAV Portugal is also responsible for other infrastructure facilities and provision of air traffic services like the control towers of Lisbon, Porto, Faro, Cascais, Funchal, Porto Santo, Santa Maria, Ponta Delgada, Horta, and Flores airports.

In order to provide the services, NAV Portugal has a considerable array of equipment and technical facilities (radar, radio and communication stations) in several points of mainland Portugal and in the autonomous regions of the Atlantic.

The modern Oceanic Air Traffic Management System in Santa Maria and the phased entry into service of a new generation of air traffic management systems in Lisbon have been of crucial importance in keeping NAV Portugal in the forefront of air navigation service.

Number of Towers Operated10
Number of Area Control Centres2
Number of Employees965
Number of ATCOs350

Member Information

Membership Type: Full Member

CEO: Mr. Pedro Angelo

Country: Portugal

Telephone number: +351 (21) 855 3143

Fax number: +351 (21) 855 3147


Head office:

Navegação Aérea de Portugal, E.P.E. / Gabinete de Comunicação e Imagem / Rua D, Ed. 121 / Aeroporto de Lisboa /1700-008 Lisboa / Portugal