Hellenic Air Force Support Command

Hellenic Air Force Support Command

Emblem

«Be fond of diligence»
(Pittacus from Mytilene)

(Demetrius Phalireas’ Collection: ‘Quotations of the Seven Sages of the Antiquity’).
From the book: FRAGMENTA PHILOSOPHORUM

EDITIT FR. GUIL. MULLACHIUS, volume I,
PARISIIS, MDCCLX (1860), p. 213

Mission

During peacetime, the mission of the Hellenic Air Force Support Command is to ensure first, the execution of the air lift missions for the Air Force, Army and Navy, second, the execution of Search and Rescue ,fire fighting and medical evacuation flights and third, to provide pertinent training to the flight crews for cargo aircraft and helicopters of the HAF.

The Command has the responsibility to provide full logistics support to the Air Force covering aircraft and helicopters, Radar and electronics, weapons, ammunition, vehicles and ground support equipment, infrasructure in general etc.

During tension or war time operations the Command implements the war plans accordingly.

Units

Rodos Air Force Detachment

204 Ammunition Supply Depot

 Mission

During peacetime, the mission of the Hellenic Air Force Support Command is to ensure first, the execution of the air lift missions for the Air Force, Army and Navy, second, the execution of Search and Rescue ,fire fighting and medical evacuation flights and third, to provide pertinent training to the flight crews for cargo aircraft and helicopters of the HAF.

The Command has the responsibility to provide full logistics support to the Air Force covering aircraft and helicopters, Radar and electronics, weapons, ammunition, vehicles and ground support equipment, infrasructure in general etc.

During tension or war time operations the Command implements the war plans accordingly.

Operations

In order to accomplish its national tasks the Command covers a wide range of missions such as airlift, SAR, Air fire fighting, Medical Evacuation. At the same time, additional requirements stemming from our countries’ obligations in the framework of the UN, EU and other international institutions are also met.

Through the SAR Coordination Centre, the Command is responsible for SAR Ops within Athina FIR, as Greece has full jurisdiction stemming from ICAO’s provisions.

Air firefighting missions demand a huge amount of flights especially in summer time when the risk of fires is higher. During this period, a great number of aircraft deploys to different airfields in order to cover the entire territory.

Of the most important missions for the broader social benefit are MEDEVAC missions, which are performed by C-130, AS-332 Super Puma, A-109 and B-212, in order to cover the great number of islands.