Hellenic Air Force | Procurement of Beechcraft King Air 360 aircraft – Photos
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Published on 21/11/2023 at 16:41

The Hellenic Air Force and the 356th Tactical Transport Squadron welcomed the new Beechcraft KA-360 aircraft.

Specifically, the Hellenic Air Force acquired a Flight Inspection Aircraft (FIA), Beechcraft B300 King Air 360 MSN FL-1315 with a Flight Inspection System (FIS) installed.

According to a relevant announcement, the new Beechcraft King Air 360 aircraft has joined the force of the 356th Tactical Transport Squadron and its mission is to carry out Air Inspection Missions for the certification of aeronautical aids, arrival/approach/departure procedures, conventional and Performance Based Navigation, conventional and Area Navigation (RNAV) runways, RNAV procedures, surveillance systems and applications, interference in the aeronautical frequency band, interference with aeronautical aids, airport approach visual systems and aeronautical telecommunication systems.

The welcoming ceremony of the Beechcraft KA-360 aircraft took place on November 16, 2023, at the 112th Combat Wing at the Elefsina Air Base.

As reported by the Hellenic Air Force, the ceremony was attended by the Chief of Staff of the Air Support Command, Air Vice Marshal Konstantinos Kleniatis, the Commander of the 112 Combat Wing, Brigadier Vasilios Tosios, representatives of Aerodata AG as well as flying and technical personnel of the 112 Combat Wing, which is trained on the said aircraft.

The Hellenic Air Force already has in its fleet 2 Beechcraft King Air 350C aircraft since 2021, donated by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, with the aim of strengthening the capacity and efficiency of the airlifts of the National Emergency Center.

The aircraft in question can airlift two patients, alongside a special mechanism for lifting stretchers. In addition, the aircraft include incubator transport infrastructure for the transfer of newborns.

Also read: Stavros Niarchos Foundation | Arrival of 2 Beechcraft aircraft for the National Center for Emergency Care – A donation amounting to € 16 million




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