STUDIES AND PROJECTS DIRECTORATE (DEP)

MISSION: 

- Perform and coordinate technical studies or participations in technological development projects in the area of ancillary systems for the air traffic management, communications, navigation and surveillance, in accordance with the national and international applicable standards.
- Manage projects related to investments and operational developments, ensuring the delivery of the final product to the user, within the defined requisites, time period and budget.
- Support the Departments of the Company within the undertaking of infrastructure projects.
Prepare the Major Investments Plan, registering the necessary projects and developments in order to comply with the operational requirements.
- Ensure the representation of NAV Portugal in national and international entities, in the technical areas of CNS/ATM and support the Company, in the respective area, in the fulfilment of responsibilities committed to NAV Portugal by external entities;
- Comply with the safety and quality standards developed by the competent areas;
- Promote the technology innovation of specific interest for NAV Portugal;
- Ensure the management of the radio electric spectrum of aeronautical bands.

Main functions of the sub-areas:

CNS Projects (CNS)
- Manage and coordinate projects under the areas of CNS, performing a global coordination of all the necessary components to achieve full operationally of the final product;
- Monitor the operational functioning of systems in the CNS area, in strict coordination with maintenance areas, proposing improvement/innovation solutions deemed necessary for the optimization thereof;
- Create CNS development plans proposing the registration of those projects under this area in the investments plan;
- Fulfil the execution of projects and investments, in compliance with the established requirements, schedules and budget.
- Monitor the technology solutions and innovations in the market;
- Promote the harmonization of technical solutions, either in projects within the Department either in projects of other Departments;
- Develop studies, projects and issue technical opinions on radio electric servitudes;
- Perform tasks related to the control and management of the radio electric spectrum of aeronautical bands and air navigation support equipment.
- Ensure the fulfilment of the CNS projects plan and update the respective status.
- Develop studies, plans and opinions in the CNS areas;
- Create and/or integrate project teams with other Departments.

ATM Projects (ATM)
- Define the architecture of ATM systems and of the several tools for the support of air traffic control management in compliance with operational requirements;
- Create ATM development plans proposing the registration of those projects under this area in the investments plan;
- Participate in external teams for software development in the ATM area,
- Fulfil the execution of projects and investment for the development of systems and operational software, in compliance with the established requirements, schedules and budget.
 
- Ensure the successful achievement and systematic status update of all ATM projects;
- Monitor the operational functioning of systems in the ATM area, in strict coordination with maintenance areas, proposing improvement/innovation solutions deemed necessary for the optimization thereof;
- Monitor the technology solutions and innovations in the market;
- Ensure the integration tests, installation of operational systems and configuration management;
- Develop and install testing systems for ATM systems.
- Create technical user manuals for ATM systems;
- Manage the acquisition and stocking process of hardware and software for ATM developments;

Financial Advisory (ASSFIN)
- Support the Department, in the financial control, under the successful achievement of projects of the Department, as registered in the Major Investments Plan of the Company;
- Gather all the financial information on projects and develop informative documents for management support.
- Develop and/or participate in studies for the economic feasibility of investments;
- Coordinate the development and execution of operating and investment budgets for the Department;
Develop economic-financial studies and opinions under the frame of internal and external activities of the Department.
- Support the Department in internal and external audit actions. 

Safety, Quality and Interfaces (SQI)
- Develop procedures for the different areas of systems development in compliance with the applicable standards.
- Monitor and control the application of QMS (Quality Management System) defined methods and procedures, for the CNS/ATM areas;
- Gather and monitor the application of safety standards in the development and modification of systems;
- Support the Department in ensuring the compliance of safety and quality standards;
Develop the operational documentation of systems in strict collaboration with the Operational and Safety areas;
- Gather the requirements and process the error reports and modification requests;
- Produce functional and test specifications for the operational systems;
- Perform the integration and operational validation/acceptance tests of air traffic management systems;

Special Projects (PROJESP)
- Assess the importance of projects deemed, presently and in the future, as strategically important for NAV Portugal;
- Propose the participation of NAV Portugal in projects presented by external entities;
- Coordinate the participation of NAV Portugal in projects/partnerships, under the frame of international or purely technical projects, with or without the participation of external entities;

Infrastructure Projects (PROINF)
- Manage and coordinate infrastructure projects, including supervisory actions and if necessary by subcontracting in order to ensure the respective performance in accordance with the defined and established requirements, schedule and budget;
- Create maintenance plans for infrastructures;
- Support the responsible staff for the maintenance of the operational and administrative areas of the several company departments regarding the technical matters of infrastructures;
- Propose improvements for the infrastructures of the Company.


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