Hellenic Air Force orders 12 Tecnam P2002 JF training aircraft
Tecnam announced today the signature of the contract with Hellenic Air Force (HAF) for the supply of 12 low wing trainer P2002JF held in Athens last July 5th.
The contract, signed by Walter Da Costa, Tecnam Global Sales and Marketing Director and by the General Staff of the Hellenic Air Force, in the presence of the Minister of National Defense, Mr. Panos Kammenos, the Chief of General Staff Chief of Staff, Vice-Chief Christos Christodoulou, is the result of a tender procedure initiated in June 2016.
The HAF, among several competitors, choose the Tecnam P2002 JF as its screening/primary training aircraft for the 360 Squadron, at Dekhelia Air Base, also home of the air force academy.
In addition to the 12 P2002 JF aircraft ordered, Tecnam will provide a SOFTEK simulator and a computer-based integrated training system with ancillary support services.
The Tecnam P2002JF is a two-seat, single engine, low wing aircraft. Powered by the popular ROTAX 912, and with the latest avionic from GARMIN, it is firmly established as one of world’s most popular single engine aeroplanes and the aircraft of choice by so many Flight Training Organisations and Air Forces.
In 2016 Tecnam delivered 8 P2002JF to Argentina Air Force that have been flying more than 6,000 hours and performed 16,000 landing until today.
Paolo Pascale, TECNAM CEO: “We are delighted that yet another Air Force is choosing Tecnam for its training. We are honored by this choice and the Hellenic Air Force’s appreciation of our commitment to the quality of our products and service.”
Walter Da Costa, Tecnam Global Sales and Marketing Director says: “We are so proud that after a tough evaluation, with many honourable competitors, the Hellenic Force choose Tecnam.”
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About Hellenic Air Force
The Hellenic Air Force (HAF) is the air force of Greece was formed in 1911. The mission of the Hellenic Air Force is to guard and protect Greek airspace, provide air assistance and support to the Hellenic Army and the Hellenic Navy, as well as the provision of humanitarian aid in Greece and around the world. The Hellenic Air Force includes approximately 33,000 active troops, of whom 11,750 are career officers, 14,000 are professional conscripts (ΕΠ.ΟΠ.), 7,250 are volunteer conscripts and 1,100 are women. The motto of the Hellenic Air Force is the ancient Greek phrase Αἰὲν Ὑψικρατεῖν (Aièn Hypsikrateîn, “Always Dominate the Heights”), and the HAF ensign represents a flying eagle in front of the Hellenic Air Force roundel.