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Greece
Government Aviation

Current Title: -
Title in English: Government Aviation Unit
Abbreviation:  

History

Narrative Summary:
The Greece Government purchased a second-hand Boeing 727 in 1992 for VIP Transport duties. The Boeing was later replaced by a Falcon 900 business jet. After an in-flight incident involving the Falcon on 9 (14?) September 1999, the aircraft was sold in favour of chartered aircraft and aircraft operated by the Hellenic Air Force.

Key Dates:
1992    Greece Government Aviation Unit first established.
2000?    Greece Government Aviation Unit disbanded.

Current Status:
Greece Government VIP transport is currently performed by Greek Air Force ERJ-135 and Gulfstream V aircraft.

Future Plans:
No information.

Markings

National Insignia:
The national flag was carried as a fin flash. Aircraft carried the country title in Greek on starboard side (ELLINIKI DIMOKRATIA) of the fuselage and in English (HELLENIC REPUBLIC) on the port side.

Aircraft Serial Numbering System(s):
All government aircraft carried civilian registrations in the SX-xxx series.

Unit/Base Aircraft Code System(s):
Coding system not used

Aircraft

Aircraft Designation System(s):
None - Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory:
Not applicable.

All-Time Aircraft Used List:
Click on aircraft type for more details
Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Retirement Origin
Boeing 727-230 1 1992 1997 USA
Dassault Falcon 900B 1 1994 2000+ France

Organisation

Main Headquarters:
Athens.

Current Organisational Structure:
All aircraft were based at Athens Airport?

Current Order of Battle:
Not applicable.

Historical Orders of Battle:
Not applicable.

All-Time Flying Units List:
Not applicable.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases:
All aircraft were based at Athens Airport?

All-Time Air Bases Used List:
To be added.

More Information

Books:

To be added

Magazines:

To be added

Websites:

wikipedia: Air transports of heads of state and government

airliners.net
airliners.net


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Copyright 2008 John Hayles.    e-mail: john@aeroflight.co.uk