CONTROL CENTRES 

NAV Portugal has Air Traffic Control Centres in Lisbon and Santa Maria (Oceanic FIR). These Centres carry out the regional control (en route) for the respective FIRs. These Centres carries out the approach control for the Lisbon, Porto, Faro, Funchal and Porto Santo airports in Lisbon FIR, and in the Azores airports under Oceanic FIR responsibility.

Alongside the Ocean Control Centre in Santa Maria there is a modern communications centre which ensures effective long distance coverage, using an HF system, since this is an Oceanic Flight Information Region.