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Government of Greece– CH-47D Helicopters

Government of Greece– CH-47D Helicopters

WASHINGTON, Apr. 28, 2017 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Greece for CH-47D helicopters. The estimated cost is $80 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on April 27, 2017. The Government of Greece… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 25-May-17

New Additions to Superior Air Fleet

New Additions to Superior Air Fleet

Superior Air, a Greek training academy and charter operator has added three aircraft and two helicopters, an EC120B and EC130, to its fleet of 16 aircraft. The company has grown in 11 years from offering flights in Greece only, to now offering flights all over Europe and the Middle East. The company is doing well,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Dec-16

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Greece prosecutes businessman over Apache contract 10 years ago

Greece prosecutes businessman over Apache contract 10 years ago

Prosecutors have brought new charges against businessman Thomas Liakounakos and a former high-ranking Defense Ministry official in connection with the purchase of Apache military helicopters more than a decade ago. See Full Story

Source: Ekathimerini, 14-Dec-15

Erickson extends Greek fire contract with three S64 Aircranes

Erickson extends Greek fire contract with three S64 Aircranes

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, is pleased to announce a two-year service contract extension with the NSPA (NATO Support & Procurement Agency) and the Hellenic Fire Department (HFD) in Athens, Greece for aerial firefighting services. “We are privileged to support NATO and the Hellenic Fire Department for the protection of… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 04-Dec-15

Greece requests ten CH-47D Chinooks

Greece requests ten CH-47D Chinooks

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Greece for CH-47D Chinook helicopters and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $150 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Greece has requested a… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 15-Dec-14

03-Aug-14 SX-HVJ Eurocopter EC130 Paros, Greece

During landing and after the helicopter was in contact with the ground, a strong fabric cover that was stored in a table about 20 meters away, lifted in air and hit the main rotor blades first and then passed through the tail rotor blades, starflex and tail rotor system.

03-Aug-14

Greek-manufactured helicopter evacuation simulator launched

Greek-manufactured helicopter evacuation simulator launched

The testing of a Greek helicopter simulator on May 29 at Souda Bay was reported to be a success. The simulator was built on behalf of the Norwegian company Evacsim SA, by Ergaleiotechniki Crete which is based in Chania. (See Full Story)

Source: Greek Reporter, 10-Jun-13

24-Feb-13 SX-HJV Eurocopter AS355N Trikala, Greece

Helicopter suffered gunshot damage in bungled prison breakout

24-Feb-13

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Erickson Air-Crane wins $44M Greek firefighting contract

Erickson Air-Crane wins $44M Greek firefighting contract

Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated, a leading operator and the manufacturer of the powerful heavy-lift helicopter, the Erickson S-64 Aircrane, today announced that the NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency (“NAMSA”), which provides various logistics services for NATO nations, has, as the prime contracting party, awarded the Company a three year contract to supply aerial firefighting services in… Read more »

Source: Erickson Air-Crane, 30-May-12

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06-Feb-12 Robinson R22 Megara, Greece

Emergency landing after suspected mechanical issues on night flight in gusty weather.

06-Feb-12

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Selex Galileo to provide EW training to Greek Army

Selex Galileo to provide EW training to Greek Army

SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica Company, has signed an agreement to provide Electronic Warfare (EW) training for Greek Army technicians and flight crew operating out of the Hellenic Army Aviation base at Megara. Following the comprehensive 6 month training programme SELEX Galileo will field personnel to support Hellenic Army crews on-site at the base in Megara…. Read more »

Source: Selex Galileo, 12-Jan-12

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SAF Helicopters buys AS355N from Greece

SAF Helicopters buys AS355N from Greece

French operator SAF Helicopters has bought a Eurocopter AS355N Twin Squirrel from Greek operator Interjet.  Serial number 5586, and previously flown in Greece as SX-HIG, the helicopter is now registered in France as F-HJFD. Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Jan-12

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Israel and Greece complete joint helicopter training

Israel and Greece complete joint helicopter training

The training was held at the Larisa Air Force Base in Greece and the IAF sent three helicopter squadrons – Squadron 124 and 123 which fly Black Hawk transport helicopters and Squadron 113 which flies Apache Longbow attack helicopters (full story)

06-Jul-11

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Eurocopter details its participation at Defensys 2010 in Greece

Eurocopter details its participation at Defensys 2010 in Greece

Eurocopter – whose partnership with Greek authorities continues to strengthen in the military, public and parapublic sectors – will showcase a wide range of solutions that meet the country’s helicopter requirements at the Defensys 2010 exhibition, being held in Thessaloniki on 28-31 October. The company’s stand (Hall 13, Stand 49) will feature models from different… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 28-Oct-10

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Greece to upgrade Apaches to Longbow standard

Greece to upgrade Apaches to Longbow standard

Greece are planning to upgrade at least 12, and possibly a further 7, Apaches to AH-64D Longbow standard

15-Sep-10

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05-Aug-10 SX-HEV Bell B206 Rethumnon, Greece

05-Aug-10

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30-Jul-10 (Serial TBA) Boeing AH-64 Megara, Greece (2F)

30-Jul-10

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16-Jul-10 SX-HOT Robinson R44 Aegina Island, Greece

16-Jul-10

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AgustaWestland appoints Authorized Service Centre in Greece

AgustaWestland appoints Authorized Service Centre in Greece

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that ICSS S.A. of Greece has been appointed an authorized Service Centre in the country for the A109 series, AW109 Power and the Grand light twin models. The Service Centre, based at Megara Airport, will provide maintenance and repair services as well as maintaining a spare parts… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 24-Feb-10

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French host CSAR training exercise

CSAR units from across Europe have gathered at Cazaux airbase in South West France for a Combined Joint Personnel Recovery Standardisation Course.

Source: Rotorhub, 18-Sep-09

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Athletes jump from helicopter in world diving tournament

Competition has competitors from several countries that run the world jumping from high places and bold

Source: Globo, 18-Sep-09

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Erickson Air-Crane Helitankers Dampen Wildfires from Southern California and Canada to Europe and Down Under

The summer of 2009 has been another season fighting inferno for Erickson Air-Crane, manufacturer of the world-renowned Helitanker and heavy-lift helicopters

Source: Vertical, 02-Sep-09

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Two Escape From Greek Prison With Help From A Helicopter

Source: Aero-News, 14-Aug-09

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Greece seals deal to buy 15 Super Pumas

Source: Forbes, 03-Jul-09

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Greek court gives prison guard suspended sentence over helicopter escape

Source: Reuters, 27-Feb-09

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Michaniki S.A. Orders an AgustaWestland Grand Helicopter

Michaniki S.A. Orders an AgustaWestland Grand Helicopter

Source: AgustaWestland, 16-Jul-08

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