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  Nav Portugal Paulo Lagarto +351218553143
Rua D – Edificio 121 – Aeroporto de Lisboa 1700-008 Lisboa Portugal
NAV Portugal is the ANSP in the airspace under the responsibility
of Portugal, which is divided into two regions: The Lisbon Flight Information Region (FIR), with 671,000 km2, covering Mainland Portugal and the Madeira Archipelago; and the Flight Information Region of Santa Maria, with 5.18 million km2, which includes a vast area of the North Atlantic Ocean and the Azores Archipelago.
In 2019, NAV Portugal had another historic year, having managed 855,994 flights – a record number that represents a 2.7% increase on 2018, which had also been a record year in terms of the amount of controlled traffic.
NAV has a team of around 1,000 highly qualified technicians who ensure the safety of passengers and planes 24 hours a day, 365 days
a year. In addition to the air traffic control centers in Lisbon and Santa Maria, NAV manages the Control Towers in the airports of Lisbon, Porto, Faro, Funchal, Porto Santo, Santa Maria, Ponta Delgada, Horta, Flores and Cascais.
The Model of ATM Reality in Action (MARIA) project, developed by NAV Portugal, was ranked by CANSO at the Global ATM Safety Conference 2019 as one of the eight projects that have contributed most to reducing the risks associated with aviation over 2018.
MARIA was designed to compile and systematize information on the entire ATM system, including not only the functions under the direct responsibility of NAV but also data on the rest of the community with which an ANSP interacts. This model documents the inter-dependence between functions, information flows, resources and procedures in different areas, in addition to the applicable national and international regulations.
The model is today used by NAV Portugal to describe the architecture of the ATM system and air control units, and also to anticipate and identify hazards and make more accurate and efficient safety assessments. In addition to the international recognition granted by CANSO, MARIA had already aroused the interest of various international counterparts. It has been recog- nized and supported by EUROCONTROL, implemented at Hamburg control tower and has led to visits and requests for information by counterparts in Austria, Hungary, Georgia, Bulgaria and Qatar.

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