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SKY express grows regional fleet with two additional ATR 72-600

Greek SKY express took delivery of an ATR 72‑600 in December 2023, as part of a firm order for two brand new aircraft from the IOGR group. This marks another important step in SKY express’ development, as the airline is growing its regional fleetfrom six to eight ATR 72-600 and six ATR -500 for a total of 14 ATRs. The airline is planning further f...

AEGEAN and CAE partner to create Greece's first Advanced Flight Training Center

AEGEAN and CAE announced a joint venture to establish the first advanced flight training center in Greece. With a capacity for up to seven full-flight simulators, the AEGEAN CAE Flight Training Centre will be part of AEGEAN's new 85,000 m2 technical base at Athens International Airport. The new centre is expected to begin pilot and cabin crew training by the...

Bell announced first Bell 505 delivery to Greece

The first Bell 505 was delivered to a customer in Greece. The aircraft was delivered in August at the Bell Prague Service Center. The helicopter is privately owned and will be operated by Bellavia Ltd. for commercial flights throughout the mainland and islands of Greece for business, VIP, leisure and charter flights. Bellavia will operate and maintain the aircraft under its organization...

J&C Aero produces Greece Men National Basketball Team livery for Aegean Airlines

J&C Aero has recently completed a special-purpose aircraft branding project for the flag carrier of Greece Aegean Airlines that dedicated one of its brand-new Airbus Α320neo to the men’s national basketball team and their journey in Eurobasket 2022. Originally designed by Ogilvy Greece, the Aegean’s exclusive livery depicts some of the top male players of the Hellenic bask...

TAE Aviation Academy buys an ALSIM AL250

ALSIM announced the sale of an ALSIM AL250 to TAE Aviation Academy, an Approved Training Organization in Megara-Athens, Greece. The AL250 simulator addresses initial phase training needs (PPL, CPL, IR/ME) and is SEP/MEP re-configurable simulator certified as an EASA FNPT II. In addition, it offers both classic and glass cockpit instrumentation for each flight model at the simple flick of a sw...

Russian Amphibious Aircraft Be-200ES Sent to Fight Wildfires in Greece

The Russian Be-200ES aircraft landed in Greece today. It will be used to fight wildfires in the country. The corresponding agreement between the Hellenic Ministry of Citizen Protection, responsible for organizing measures for fighting wildfires, and was PJSC ILYUSHIN officially signed in Athens.  The agreement was prepared with the support of the representative office of Rostec S...

Greece Ministry of Health ordered two Beechcraft King Air 350C

Sundt Air purchaised two Beechcraft King Air 350C turboprop aircraft to support air ambulance and medevac missions throughout Greece. The Athens-based aircraft will be owned by the country’s Ministry of Health, with the Hellenic Air Force overseeing maintenance and operation in support of disaster relief, medical rescue, inter-hospital transfer and repatriation to mainland health c...

Airlift took the delivery of Greece’s first H145

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 a pioneer in helicopter...

Egnatia Aviation fleet expansion with Diamond Aircraft

Greece based Egnatia Aviation is expanding its current Diamond fleet with another six Diamonds: five single DA40 NGs and one twin DA42-VI. The DA40 NG and the DA42-VI represent the newest versions of Diamond’s technology leading piston aircraft fleet, the first certified general aviation piston aircraft to combine modern technology airframes, avionics and power plants. The aircraft a...

Airbus collaborates with Wilhelmsen to develop unmanned aircraft systems for maritime deliveries

Skyways’ shore-to-ship pilot trial to commence in third quarter of 2018 Airbus and Wilhelmsen Ships Service have entered into a strategic collaboration to drive the development of an end-to-end service for safe deliveries of parcels with an unmanned aircraft system (UAS), in the maritime industry.  The announcement was made today at the biennial Posidonia marit...

Jota Aviation responds to Demand in Short Medium and Long Term ACMI with Expanded Avro RJ Fleet

Jota Aviation’s recently delivered BAE Avro RJ100 (G-JOTS) was quickly contracted by Europe’s regional airlines Flybe franchisee Stobart Air and France’s HOP! since entering service four months ago, providing valuable supplemental lift.     Now Jota’s management are at the ERA General Assembly in Athens to highlight availability from November, for ACMI and...

Greece flights canceled ahead of strikes

Greek airlines have canceled hundreds of flights to and from the country ahead of a series of one-day strikes by the country's air traffic controller (ATC) workers. Aegean Airlines, the country's largest passenger carrier, and its subsidiary airline company Olympic Air, announced the cancellation of all flights to and from Greece. The Greek air traffic controllers’ union announ...