GEN 3.3  Air Traffic Services

3.3.1   Responsible Service

NAV Portugal, E.P.E. is the authority responsible for the provision of air traffic services, within the area indicated under 3.3.2, except for those aerodromes specified below.

Post:

Lisboa FIR
NAV Portugal, E.P.E.
Direcção de Operações da Região de Lisboa
Apartado 8223
1803 - 001 LISBOA CODEX

Tel:+ 351 218553303

Fax:+351 218553400

Email:doplis@nav.pt

Post:

Santa Maria Oceanic FIR
NAV Portugal, E.P.E.
Direcção de Operações da Região Atlântica
Apartado 47
9580-909 VILA DO PORTO

Tel:+ 351 296820501

Fax:+ 351 296886116

Email:dopatl@nav.pt

For the aerodromes; LPCR, LPGR, LPPI and LPSJ the authority for provision of air traffic services (AFIS only) is SATA Gestão de Aeródromos S.A.

Post:

SATA Gestão de Aeródromos S.A.
Avenida Infante D. Henrique, 55
9510-150 PONTA DELGADA
Azores - Portugal

Tel:+ 351 296209710; + 351 296209711

Fax:+ 351 296672090

Email:sga@sata.pt

For the ATZ and aerodrome LPBG the authority for provision of air traffic services (AFIS only) is Município de Bragança.

Post:

Município de Bragança
Forte São João de Deus
5300-263 BRAGANÇA

Tel:+ 351 273304200

Fax:+ 351 273304298

Email:aerodromo@cm-braganca.pt

AFS:NIL

URL: http://www.cm-braganca.pt

For the ATZ and aerodrome LPCB the authority for provision of air traffic services (AFIS only) is Município de Castelo Branco.

Post:

Município de Castelo Branco
Praça do Município
6000-458 CASTELO BRANCO

Tel:+ 351 272328493

Email: aerodromo@cm-castelobranco.pt

AFS:NIL

For the ATZ and aerodrome LPCH the authority for provision of air traffic services (AFIS only) is Município de Chaves

Post:

Município de Chaves
Largo de Camões
5400-150 CHAVES

Tel:+ 351 276340500

Fax:+ 351 276327724

Email:aerodromochaves@gmail.com

AFS:NIL

For the aerodrome LPCO the authority for provision of air traffic services (AFIS only) is Município de Coimbra.

Post:

Município de Coimbra
Paços do Município
Praça 8 de Maio
3000-300 COIMBRA

Tel:+ 351 239857500

Fax:+ 351 239820114

Email:aerodromo.bb@cm-coimbra.pt; dmtt@cm-coimbra.pt

AFS:NIL

For the ATZ and aerodrome LPEV the authority for provision of air traffic services (AFIS only) is Município de Évora.

Post:

Município de Évora
Praça do Sertório
7004-506 ÉVORA

Tel:+ 351 266777000

Fax:+ 351 266792263

Email:aerodromo@cm-evora.pt

AFS:NIL

For the aerodrome LPSO the authority for provision of air traffic services (AFIS only) is Município de Ponte de Sor.

Post:

Município de Ponte de Sor
Campo da Restauração
7400-223 PONTE DE SOR

Tel:+351 242291580

Fax:+351 242291589

Email:geral@cm-pontedesor.pt

AFS:NIL

For the ATZ and aerodrome LPPM the authority for provision of air traffic services (AFIS only) is Município de Portimão.

Post:

Município de Portimão Edifício dos Paços do Concelho
Praça 1º de Maio
8500-543 PORTIMÃO

Tel:+ 351 282470700

Fax:+ 351 282470792

Email:geral@cm-portimao.pt

AFS:NIL

For the ATZ and aerodrome LPVR the authority for provision of air traffic services (AFIS only) is Município de Vila Real.

Post:

Município de Vila Real
Avenida Carvalho Araújo
5000-657 VILA REAL

Tel:+ 351 259308100

Fax:NIL

Email:NIL

AFS:NIL

For the aerodrome LPVZ the authority for provision of air traffic services (AFIS only) is Município de Viseu.

Post:

Município de Viseu
Praça da República
3514-501 VISEU

Tel:+ 351 232427427

Fax:+ 351 232423112

Email:geral@cmviseu.pt

AFS:NIL

The services are provided in accordance with the provisions contained in the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) Nº 923/2012, of 26 September 2012 (SERA IR Regulation), as amended by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) Nº 2016/1185, of 20 July 2012 (SERA Part C).

3.3.2   Area of Responsibility

Air traffic services are provided for entire territory of Portugal, including its territorial waters as well as the airspace over the high seas within the Lisboa and Santa Maria FIR.

In some cases, in accordance with regional air navigation agreement, air traffic services are provided, under the delegated authority, in the airspace within another bordering FIR. Details of such services are provided in section ENR 2.

3.3.3   Types of services

With the exception of services provided at certain military areas the following types of services are provided:

With the exception of services provided at military air bases, the following types of services are provided at aerodromes:

Provision of Aerodrome Flight Information Service (AFIS)

Aerodrome Flight Information Service (AFIS) is the term used to describe the provision of information useful for the safe orderly and expeditious flow of air traffic on the vicinity of an aerodrome and on the manoeuvring area, including assisting pilots in the prevention of collisions, where the provision of aerodrome control service is not justified.

However, it shall be noted, that the pilot-in-command is therefore wholly responsible to decide the appropriate course of action to be taken to ensure the safety of flight, as well as to maintain proper spacing in conformity with the rules of the air.

Information to be provided by AFIS Operator:

Provision of flight information service within Lisboa FIR below FL195

A Flight Information Service (FIS) is a non-radar service provided, either separately or in conjunction with other services, for the purposes of supplying information useful for the safe and efficient conduct of flights.

Under a FIS the following conditions apply:

  1. Provision of the service includes information about weather, changes of serviceability of facilities, conditions at aerodromes and any other pertinent information.
  2. The controller may attempt to identify the flight for monitoring and coordination purposes only. Such identification does not imply that a radar service is being provided or that the controller will continuously monitor the flight. Pilots must be left in no doubt that they are not receiving a radar service.
  3. Controllers are not responsible for separating or sequencing aircraft.

In addition to the above, controllers will, subject to workload, provide pilots with information concerning collision hazards to aircraft operating in Class “ G “ airspace when self evident information from any source indicates that the risk of collision may exist. It is accepted that this information may be incomplete and the controller cannot assume responsibility for its issuance at all times or for its accuracy.

At ACC’s, controllers will provide FIS on request to aircraft both along with and, where necessary, separate to other service provision. This service is provided on ATC sector with its associated frequency.

Warnings of proximity hazards should be issued when, from aircraft reports, they are self evident but decision to make any alteration to the flight remains with the Pilot.

Warnings are issued at the discretion of the controller and take the form of traffic information passed to each involved flight.

3.3.4   Co-ordination between the operator and ATS

Co-ordination between the operator and air traffic services is effected in accordance with 2.17 of ICAO Annex 11, as transposed to the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) NR 923/2012, of 26 September. SERA 7005 - Coordination between the aircraft operator and air traffic services. To accomplish with the ICAO Standards, Operators shall contact the entities specified in GEN 3.3.6 ATS units address list, taking into consideration the relationship between the information required and Unit providing service.

3.3.5   Minimum flight altitude

The minimum flight altitudes on the ATS routes, as presented in section ENR 3, have been determined so as to ensure a minimum vertical clearance of 1000 FT (300 M) above the highest obstacle (or 2000 FT / 600 M in mountainous terrain), or permanent military danger or restricted area. The width of ATS routes is in conformity with Annex 11 of ICAO in the VOR ATS routes.

The minimum IFR holding altitudes as listed in the table Holding Areas in ENR 3.6 have been determined so as to ensure at least 1000 FT (300 M) vertical clearance above the highest obstacle (or 2000 FT / 600 M in mountainous terrain) within the holding and buffer areas.

The navigation performance accuracy necessary for operation on air routes within Lisboa FIR is expressed as a RNAV specification. The navigation specification is a containment value expressed as a distance in NM from the intended position within which flights would be for at least 95 per cent of the total flying time. For operation on the Lisboa FIR, aircraft other than State aircraft, operating on the ATS routes above FL 195 shall be equipped with, as a minimum, RNAV equipment meeting RNAV 5 in accordance with the requirements set out in of ICAO DOC 7030 Regional Supplementary Procedures (EUR RAC).

3.3.6   ATS units address list

  1. Lisboa FIR (LPPC)
    Unit NamePostal AddressTelephone NR.Telefax NR.Email AddressAFS address
    123456
    Lisboa
    ACC
    Aeroporto de Lisboa
    Rua C, Edificio 118
    1700-007 LISBOA
    +351 218495087
    or as alternative:
    +351 218422801
    +351 218553641
    +351 218553658NILLPPCZQZX
    Lisboa
    TWR
    +351218553355NILNILLPPTZTZX
    Cascais
    TWR
    ARCascais, Aeródromo Municipal de Cascais - TIRES
    2785-636 S.DOMINGOS DE RANA
    +351 214451341+351 214451341LPCSZTZX
    Faro
    TWR
    Apartado 2008EC AEROPORTO DE FARO8006-901 FARO+351 289894170LPFRZTZX
    Madeira
    TWR
    Aeroporto da Madeira
    9100-105 SANTA CRUZ
    +351 291520601+351 291520646LPMAZTZX
    Porto
    TWR
    Apartado 24
    4471-905 MOREIRA-MAIA

    +351 229408000

    +351 229408029

    LPPRZTZX

    Porto Santo
    TWR
    Aeroporto do Porto Santo
    9400-151 PORTO SANTO
    +351 291980203+351 291980207LPPSZTZX
    Beja
    TWR
    Base Aérea Nº11
    7800-958 BEJA
    +351 284314530 / 777 (OPS Duty Officer)+351 284314706
    +351 284324186
    LPBJZTZX
    Bragança
    AFIS
    Aeródromo Municipal de Bragança
    5300-000 BRAGANÇA
    + 351 273249247NILNIL
    Castelo Branco
    AFIS
    Aeródromo Municipal de Castelo Branco
    Reta do Lance Grande
    6000 CASTELO BRANCO
    + 351 272328493
    + 351 933440575
    NILaerodromo@cm-castelobranco.ptNIL
    Chaves
    AFIS
    Aeródromo Municipal de Chaves
    + 351 276321995
    +351 968115533
    + 351 276321995NIL
    Coimbra
    AFIS
    Aerodromo Municipal Bissaya Barreto
    3040-751 COIMBRA
    + 351 239947235+351 239946449NIL
    Évora
    AFIS
    Aeródromo de Évora
    Estrada de Viana
    7005-210 ÉVORA
    +351 266704044+351 266703041NIL
    Ponte de Sor
    AFIS
    Aeródromo Municipal de Ponte de Sor
    N 2, Km 440,37 Água Todo-o-Ano
    7400-601 PONTE DE SOR
    + 351 242101945 + 351 962061040+ 351 242101935NIL
    Portimão
    AFIS
    Aeródromo Municipal de Portimão
    + 351 282480360+ 351 282495942NIL
    Vila Real
    AFIS
    Aeródromo Municipal de Vila Real
    Vila Nova de Cima - Folhadela
    5000-101 VILA REAL
    + 351 259336620+351 259336688NIL
    Viseu
    AFIS
    Aeródromo Municipal Gonçalves Lobato
    Av. do Aeródromo
    3515-775 LORDOSA-VISEU
    +351 232451024
    +351 938196988
    NILNIL
  2. Santa Maria FIR (LPPO)
    Unit NamePostal AddressTelephone NR.Telefax NR.Email AddressAFS address
    123456
    Santa Maria
    OAC
    Apartado 47
    9580-909 VILA DO PORTO
    Açores
    +351 296820400+351 296886863LPPOZOZX
    Flores
    TWR
    Aeroporto da Ilha das Flores
    9970-320 SANTA CRUZ DAS FLORES
    Açores
    +351 292590070+351 292590071LPFLZTZX
    Horta
    TWR
    Aeroporto da Horta
    Castelo Branco
    9900-361 HORTA
    Açores
    +351 292208212+351 292208213LPHRZTZX
    Ponta Delgada
    TWR
    Aeroporto João Paulo II
    9500-749 PONTA DELGADA
    Açores
    +351 296305653+351 296305654LPPDZTZX
    Lajes
    TWR
    Base Aérea Nº4
    9760-277 LAJES
    VPV, Ilha Terceira
    Açores
    +351 295540779 / 524 (OPS Duty Officer)+351 295540792LPLAZTZX
    Corvo
    AFIS
    Aeroporto da ilha do Corvo
    Caminho dos Moinhos
    9980-032 CORVO
    +351 292590310+351 292596170NIL
    Graciosa
    AFIS
    Aeroporto da Ilha da Graciosa
    Estrada do Aeroporto
    9880-343 SANTA CRUZ DA GRACIOSA
    +351 295730177+351 295732203NIL
    Pico
    AFIS
    Aeroporto Ilha do Pico
    Rua do Aeroporto
    9950-011 BANDEIRAS
    +351 292628387+351 292622284NIL
    São Jorge
    AFIS
    Aeroporto da Ilha de São Jorge
    Queimada
    9800 VELAS
    +351 295430367+351 295412395NIL