Girish Mahajan

Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority

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Abbreviation  HCAA - ΥΠΑ
Headquarters  Glyfada, Greece
Formation  1931/1952
Region served  Greece
Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority
Type  Civil Service department
Purpose  Regulation of civil aviation

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (Greek: Υπηρεσία Πολιτικής Αεροπορίας), abbreviated HCAA (Greek: ΥΠΑ), is a department of the Greek Government under the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks. It is involved in air traffic control, aeronautical communications, airport operations, aircraft registration and inspection, licensing of civil air operators and personnel certification.


The headquarters of the HCAA are located at Glyfada, near the old Ellinikon Airport.

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
  • Spergioli
  • Moustakos
  • Monastiri
  • Sitia
  • Geraneia Mountains
  • Air Traffic Control radars

    The HCAA uses a number of radar stations:

  • 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:


    Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority Wikipedia

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