Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority
|Abbreviation||HCAA - ΥΠΑ|
|Type||Civil Service department|
|Purpose||Regulation of civil aviation|
|Parent organization||Ministry of Transportation and Communications|
The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (Greek: Υπηρεσία Πολιτικής Αεροπορίας), abbreviated HCAA (Greek: ΥΠΑ), is a department of the Greek Government under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications. It is involved in Air Traffic Control, aeronautical communications, airport operations, aircraft registration and inspection, licensing of civil air operators and personnel certification.
HCAA communications facilities
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
- Geraneia Mountains
Air Traffic Control radars
- 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 Unit
The agency operates a small fleet of aircraft for navigational aid calibration activities. The current fleet is the following:
|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|
- "Mission". www.hcaa.gr. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
- "HCAA activities". www.hcaa.gr. Retrieved 20 June 2011.[dead link]
- "Contact us." Civil Aviation Authority. Retrieved on 26 May 2011. "ADDRESS: 1, Vasileos Georgiou Av. HELLINIKO T.K. 160604" - Address in Greek: "ΔΙΕΥΘΥΝΣΗ : Βασ. Γεωργίου 1 Ελληνικό Τ.Κ. 16604"
- "Phased Automation of the Hellenic ATC Radar System". www.hcaa-eleng.gr. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
- "HCAA navaids, radars and radio stations". www.hcaa.gr. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
- HCAA website
- HCAA website (Greek)
- Media related to Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority at Wikimedia Commons
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