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NAV Portugal implements Point Merge System – a system invented at EIH

NAV Portugal has recently successfully implemented the Point Merge System at Lisbon Airport.

This innovative arrival sequencing model, originally developed at the EUROCONTROL Innovation Hub in 2006, replaces traditional models with a more efficient system, enhancing safety, environmental efficiency and predictability.

Starting with Oslo (2011) and Dublin (2012), Point Merge is now operational at 44 airports across 20 countries and 4 continents.

The implementation of Point Merge is part of the biggest restructuring of Lisbon's airspace ever, which also includes new routes for aircraft leaving and entering the region.

The EUROCONTROL Innovation Hub played an important role at early stages of the project by supporting NAV Portugal with comprehensive design, simulation, validation and data analysis activities related to the new TMA structure.

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Watch NAV Portugal's video to learn more about the implementation of Point Merge at Lisbon airport.

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Learn more about Point Merge and its advantages on our dedicated webpage.

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