Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority

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Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority
Υπηρεσία Πολιτικής Αεροπορίας
Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority logo.svg
Abbreviation HCAA - ΥΠΑ
Formation 1931/1952
Type Civil Service department
Purpose Regulation of civil aviation
Headquarters Glyfada, Greece
Coordinates 37°52′41.2″N 23°44′02″E / 37.878111°N 23.73389°E / 37.878111; 23.73389
Region served
F. Papadimitropoulou
Parent organization
Ministry of Transportation and Communications
Website www.hcaa.gr

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.[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]

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

HCAA communications facilities[edit]

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 radars[edit]

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 Unit[edit]

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 20090804 SX-ECG-1312.jpg
SX-ECI Cessna 750 Citation X 750-0262 2008 Navaid calibration
SX-HET Bolkow Bo-105 S-864 2009 General support


  1. ^ "Mission". www.hcaa.gr. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "HCAA activities". www.hcaa.gr. Retrieved 20 June 2011. [dead link]
  3. ^ "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"
  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. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 

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