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The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (Greek: Υπηρεσία Πολιτικής Αεροπορίας), abbreviated HCAA (Greek: ΥΠΑ), is a department of the Greek government under the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks.[1] It is involved in air traffic control, aeronautical communications, airport operations, aircraft registration and inspection, licensing of civil air operators, and personnel certification.[2]

Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority
Υπηρεσία Πολιτικής Αεροπορίας
Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority logo.svg
AbbreviationHCAA - ΥΠΑ
Formation1931/1952
TypeCivil Service department
PurposeRegulation of civil aviation
HeadquartersGlyfada, Greece
Coordinates37°52′41.2″N 23°44′02″E / 37.878111°N 23.73389°E / 37.878111; 23.73389
Region served
Greece
Governor
K. Lintzerakos
Parent organization
Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks
Staff
2.671
Websitewww.hcaa.gr

The headquarters of the HCAA are located at Glyfada, near the old Ellinikon Airport.[3]

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HCAA communications facilitiesEdit

The Hellenic CAA uses a number of remotely operated VHF radio stations for civil aviation communications at the following locations:

  • Ymittos (near Athens)
  • Akarnanika Mountains
  • Thassos Island
  • Spergioli
  • Moustakos
  • Monastiri
  • Sitia
  • Geraneia Mountains

Air Traffic Control radarEdit

The HCAA uses a number of radar stations:[4][5]

  • Ymittos (near Athens), primary
  • Mount Pilion (SSR)
  • Levkas Island (SSR)
  • Kythira (SSR)
  • Crete (SSR)
  • Athens International Airport, Kamara and Merenta hills (approach)
  • Hellenikon (approach)
  • Thessaloniki/Peraia (approach)
  • Heraklion (approach)
  • Rhodes (approach)
  • Corfu (approach)

The radar stations are integrated using the PALLAS system (Phased Automation of the heLLenic ATC radar System).

HCAA Flying UnitEdit

The agency operates a small fleet of aircraft for navigational aid calibration activities. The current fleet is the following:

Registration Type S/N Introduction Function Photograph
SX-ECG Beech 200 Super King Air BB-372 1979 Navaid calibration  
SX-ECI Cessna 750 Citation X 750-0262 2008 Navaid calibration
SX-HET Bolkow Bo-105 S-864 2009 General support

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mission". www.hcaa.gr. Archived from the original on 1 October 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
  2. ^ "HCAA activities". www.hcaa.gr. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Contact us Archived 2011-10-01 at the Wayback Machine." Civil Aviation Authority. Retrieved on 26 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Phased Automation of the Hellenic ATC Radar System". www.enhmaek.gr. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
  5. ^ "HCAA navaids, radars and radio stations". www.hcaa.gr. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2011.

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