Top News on Hellenic Air

  • Helios probe reveals similar cases


    Fatal accident investigators hear of ‘numerous’ instances of Boeing 737s climbing without pressurisation set


  • Other News for Hellenic Air

  • PICTURE: Greece accepts delayed Erieye system for operational use


    The Greek air force has formally accepted its fleet of four Embraer EMB-145-based airborne early warning and control...


  • EASA ponders flight deck cameras following Helios crash study


    Mandatory crash-proof flight deck video recorders appear to be one step closer to adoption following acceptance by the...


  • Investigation dispels myths around Helios Airways crash


    Arguments and controversy surround crash report as airline and aviation authorities feel the sting of criticism


  • News Listings for Hellenic Air

  • Greek air traffic controller strike impacts flights

    News | 05 Oct 2011 12:05 | Michael Gubisch

    <p>Greek air traffic controllers are striking today as part of nationwide industrial action by the country's general employee union. </p><p>The walkout began...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Greek-air-traffic-controller-strike-impacts-flights-362937/
  • PICTURE: Greece accepts delayed Erieye system for operational use

    News | 16 Feb 2009 09:30 | Craig Hoyle

    The Greek air force has formally accepted its fleet of four Embraer EMB-145-based airborne early warning and control system aircraft into operational use ...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-Greece-accepts-delayed-Erieye-system-for-operational-use-322548/
  • Defendory air show set to see Olympian battle for Greek air force orders

    News | 30 Sep 2008 09:00 | Craig Hoyle

    The Greek air force is in urgent need of new combat and trainer aircraft, but a budget crisis means manufacturers must fight for orders ...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Defendory-air-show-set-to-see-Olympian-battle-for-Greek-air-force-orders-316552/
  • EASA ponders flight deck cameras following Helios crash study

    News | 11 Sep 2007 12:48 | David Learmount

    Mandatory crash-proof flight deck video recorders appear to be one step closer to adoption following acceptance by the European Aviation Safety Agency of...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EASA-ponders-flight-deck-cameras-following-Helios-crash-study-216615/
  • Upgrade on track for coin-op AT-6

    News | 21 Jun 2007 00:00

    <P>Hawker Beechcraft is pushing ahead with its AT6-B counter-insurgency (COIN) aircraft programme and glass cockpit avionics upgrade packages for the T-6A.<BR>The AT6-B aircraft builds on the company’s T-6A Texan II platform and its open-avionics architecture. <BR>Both the Beechcraft AT-6B and T-6B are developments of the US Navy and US Air Force joint primary air training system (JPATS) programme, as well as NATO flying training Canada and the Hellenic Air Force. More than 435 aircraft have been delivered, flying more than 625,000 hours to date.<BR>The AT-6B sensor package offers electro-optical, infrared and hyper spectral sensors to find, fix, track and target objects on the ground. Steaming video can be sent to control centres using multi-waveform datalinks, while a range of weaponry, from .50 calibre machine gun pods through to MiL-STD 1760 smart weapons, supports the light-attack mission.</P> <P><BR>Tom Byrd, vice president government business for Hawker Beechcraft, says: “We hahttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Upgrade-on-track-for-coin-op-AT-6-215015/
  • 20-20 hindsight

    News | 09 Jan 2007 00:00

    <P>These are summaries of final accident and incident reports that have been published during the six months since the last "20-20 hindsight" column </P> <P>The Hellenic Air Accident Investigation and Aviation Safety Board's (AAIASB) report on the 14 August 2005 Helios Airways Boeing 737-300 crash near Grammatikos, Greece, revealed that flight data recorder (FDR) information proves that crew and passengers gradually lost consciousness from lack of oxygen. The data shows cabin altitude increased almost in line with the 737's height as it climbed out of Larnaca, Cyprus. Non-volatile memory in the pressurisation control unit has proved the unit was set to "manual" throughout the flight when it should have been set to "auto" during the pilot's pre-flight checks. The FDR printout indicates the cabin altitude warning horn had operated continuously from the time it was first triggered during the climb through about 10,000ft (3,000m), but air traffic control recordings revealed that the crewhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/20-20-hindsight-211381/