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Erickson renews Greek firefighting contract for 2021

Erickson renews Greek firefighting contract for 2021

7-Apr-2021Source: Erickson

Erickson Incorporated is very pleased to announce that our firefighting contracts in the Hellenic Republic of Greece have been renewed for the 2021 fire season. During Erickson’s 21+ years of support to the Hellenic Fire Service, we have an impressive list of major achievements that include saving lives; supporting the 2004 Olympics; saving the Ancient... Read more

US helicopters conduct unique training with Greek military

US helicopters conduct unique training with Greek military

21-Jan-2021Source: US Army

  The U.S. Army’s 1st Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), together with Hellenic Armed Forces, executed Eddie’s Odyssey, a first of its kind, joint training mission on Velopoula Island and over the Aegean Sea, Jan. 13-14. The exercise, named after Ugly Eddie, the battalion mascot, consisted of U.S. AH-64E... Read more

Lockheed awarded $193M contract for production and delivery of 4 MH-60R to Greece

Lockheed awarded $193M contract for production and delivery of 4 MH-60R to Greece

30-Oct-2020Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, New York, is awarded a $193,980,348 contract modification (P00019) to previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract N00019-19-C-0013.  This modification adds a $180,000,000 not-to-exceed, undefinitized line item for the production and delivery of four MH-60R aircraft, and exercises a $13,980,348 option to procure three airborne low frequency sonars in support of the government of... Read more

New specialized unit to join the Greek Military

New specialized unit to join the Greek Military

2-Oct-2020Source: Greek City Times

The plan to restructure the Greek Armed Forces, which was voted by a committee a few days earlier, envisages the establishment of a Special Operations Aviation Unit. See Full Story.... Read more

Airbus delivers Greece’s first H145 to Airlift

Airbus delivers Greece’s first H145 to Airlift

25-Nov-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airlift has taken the delivery of its first H145 helicopter, becoming the first operator of this model in Greece.  The twin-engine helicopter will be mainly dedicated to VIP transfers, but thanks to the high versatility of its cabin configuration, the aircraft will also be used for emergency medical transport and fire-fighting. Established in 1999, Airlift was... Read more

Greece – MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters

Greece – MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters

22-Jul-2019Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Greece of MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters with support for an estimated cost of $600 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 12, 2019. The Government of Greece has... Read more

US Army delivers 70 Kiowa Warriors and one Chinook to Greece

US Army delivers 70 Kiowa Warriors and one Chinook to Greece

7-Jun-2019Source: US Army

Just 16 months from signing a Letter of Offer and Acceptance between the United States and Greece, the Security Assistance Command has delivered 70 Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior armed reconnaissance helicopters and one Boeing CH-47D Chinook heavy-lift helicopter. The Hellenic army acquired the helicopters through an Excess Defense Articles program grant. USASAC executes EDA cases... Read more

Government of Greece– CH-47D Helicopters

Government of Greece– CH-47D Helicopters

25-May-2017Source: DSCA

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

New Additions to Superior Air Fleet

New Additions to Superior Air Fleet

5-Dec-2016Source: HeliHub.com

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

Greece prosecutes businessman over Apache contract 10 years ago

Greece prosecutes businessman over Apache contract 10 years ago

14-Dec-2015Source: Ekathimerini

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... Read more

Erickson extends Greek fire contract with three S64 Aircranes

Erickson extends Greek fire contract with three S64 Aircranes

4-Dec-2015Source: Erickson

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

Greece requests ten CH-47D Chinooks

Greece requests ten CH-47D Chinooks

15-Dec-2014Source: DSCA

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

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

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

3-Aug-2014

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.... Read more

Greek-manufactured helicopter evacuation simulator launched

Greek-manufactured helicopter evacuation simulator launched

10-Jun-2013Source: Greek Reporter

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)... Read more

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

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

24-Feb-2013

Helicopter suffered gunshot damage in bungled prison breakout... Read more

Erickson Air-Crane wins $44M Greek firefighting contract

Erickson Air-Crane wins $44M Greek firefighting contract

30-May-2012Source: Erickson Air-Crane

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

06-Feb-12 Robinson R22 Megara, Greece

06-Feb-12 Robinson R22 Megara, Greece

6-Feb-2012

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

Selex Galileo to provide EW training to Greek Army

Selex Galileo to provide EW training to Greek Army

12-Jan-2012Source: Selex Galileo

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

SAF Helicopters buys AS355N from Greece

SAF Helicopters buys AS355N from Greece

3-Jan-2012Source: HeliHub.com

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... Read more

Israel and Greece complete joint helicopter training

Israel and Greece complete joint helicopter training

6-Jul-2011

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)... Read more

Eurocopter details its participation at Defensys 2010 in Greece

Eurocopter details its participation at Defensys 2010 in Greece

28-Oct-2010Source: Eurocopter

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

Greece to upgrade Apaches to Longbow standard

Greece to upgrade Apaches to Longbow standard

15-Sep-2010

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

AgustaWestland appoints Authorized Service Centre in Greece

AgustaWestland appoints Authorized Service Centre in Greece

24-Feb-2010Source: AgustaWestland

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

French host CSAR training exercise

French host CSAR training exercise

18-Sep-2009Source: Rotorhub

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

Athletes jump from helicopter in world diving tournament

Athletes jump from helicopter in world diving tournament

18-Sep-2009Source: Globo

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

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

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

2-Sep-2009Source: Vertical

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

Michaniki S.A. Orders an AgustaWestland Grand Helicopter

Michaniki S.A. Orders an AgustaWestland Grand Helicopter

16-Jul-2008Source: AgustaWestland

Michaniki S.A. Orders an AgustaWestland Grand Helicopter... Read more

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