NAV thus has two air traffic control centers, one in Lisbon and also the Oceanic Control Centre located on the island of Santa Maria in the Autonomous Region of the Azores. In addition to these two important centers, NAV Portugal also has other infrastructure elements with air traffic services in the control towers of Lisbon, Cascais, Porto, Faro, Funchal, Porto Santo, Santa Maria, Ponta Delgada, Horta and Flores. To carry out its mission in full, NAV Portugal has a considerable amount of equipment and many technical installations (radar, radio and communication stations) at several points across mainland Portugal and the autonomous regions.

R&M cabling solutions are highly reliable for data communications, a crucial factor in the air traffic control business.

After a public call for tender, R&M was chosen to provide cabling solutions to NAV Portugal with Telcabo as prime contractor and also installer. Telcabo has been a qualified partner (QPP) of R&M for a few years and is highly experienced in working with R&M solutions. In total, the cabling of the NAV control center took three months.

Project manager and qualified engineer José Veiga: “We implement the R&M solutions we consider suitable, ensuring highest quality levels, something that is crucial to the success of a project. R&M took care of the specifications from the outset and we are extremely satisfied with the results.”

“R&M cabling solutions are highly reliable for data communications, a crucial factor in the air traffic control business,” commented graduate engineer Eduardo Ferreira (IT Manager in the Azores).

Another interesting project in which security, quality and technical infrastructure were all guaranteed with the very best solutions from R&M.