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Army Aviation

Current Title: Ellinki Aeroporia Stratou
Title in English: Hellenic Army Aviation
Abbreviation: EAS


Narrative Summary:
Established 1956 with help from the US Army.

Key Dates:
1956    Army aviation unit established.

Current Status:
To be added.

Future Plans:
To be added.


National Insignia:

          Main markingFin Flash
The main marking is displayed in 6 positions (ie above and below each wing, and on each side of the fuselage) on aircraft - but on fuselage sides only on helicopters. The fin flash is usually displayed on the fin. Army aircraft do not carry service titles.

Aircraft Serial Numbering System(s):
Greek army serial numbers comprise a three-figure number, (except for the AH-64 which uses a 4-figure number), with the prefix ES- for Elliniki Stratou, eg: CH-47DG ES-908.

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


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

Current Aircraft Inventory:
Aircraft Type Total
Role Origin
Agusta Bell AB.205A 43 30 Utility Italy
Agusta Bell AB.206B 15 15 Utility Italy
Agusta Bell AB.212 1 1 VIP Transport Italy
Beech King Air 200 (C-12A) 1 1 VIP/Comms USA
Beech King Air 200 (C-12R) 2 2 ELINT USA
Bell UH-1H 86 83 Utility USA
Boeing AH-64A Apache 20 20 Attack USA
Boeing AH-64D Apache 12** 12 Attack USA
Boeing CH-47DG/SD Chinook 17 16 Transport USA
Cessna U-17A/B 50 21 AOP/Training USA
Nardi-Hughes NH-300C 20 20 Training Italy
NHI NH.90TTH 16/4** 16/4 Transport/Special Ops. Multi-National
** = on delivery.

All-Time Aircraft Used List:
Alphabetical Order --- Chronological Order

Aircraft NOT Used:
An offer to supply 15 Bell AH-1P and 2 TAH-1P by the USA was rejected in 1994. The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk has been reported in Greek Army service, but this is due to confusion with Greek Navy SH-60 Sea Hawks. One Agusta A109A was reported in 1997, but not actually used by the Army.


Main Headquarters:
Ministry of Defence, Holargos, Athens.

Current Organisational Structure:
Army Aviation comprises three transport Battalions and one attack Battalion, each with three Companies, plus the Army Aviation School.

Current Order of Battle:
Table of Current Order of Battle

Historical Orders of Battle:
To be added.

All-Time Flying Units List:
Not applicable.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases:
The main Army Aviation bases are Alexandroupolis, Megara and Stefanoviklio.

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

More Information


To be added


World Air Power Journal No.19 p.146
Scramble No.210 (November 1996)


Hellenic Army Official Website

wikipedia: Hellenic Army

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First Created: 15 February 1995 - Last Revised: 19 July 2008
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