SoftekSim is pleased to be a part of Tecnam’s contract and supply for the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) Flight Simulator and Computer Based Training System.
Tecnam announced the signature of the contract with the HAF for the supply of 12 low-wing trainer P2002JF held in Athens, Greece, on 5 July 2017.
The contract, signed by Walter Da Costa, Tecnam Global Sales and Marketing Director and by the General Staff of the HAF, in the presence of the Minister of National Defense, Mr Panos Kammenos, the Chief of General Staff Chief of Staff, Vice-Chief Christos Christodoulou, is the result of a tender procedure initiated in June 2016.
The HAF, among several competitors, chose the Tecnam P2002 JF as its screening/primary training aircraft for the 360 Squadron, at Dekhelia Air Base, also home to the air force academy.
In addition to the 12 P2002 JF aircraft ordered, Tecnam will provide a SOFTEK simulator and a computer-based integrated training system with ancillary support services.
The Tecnam P2002JF is a two-seat, single-engine, low-wing aircraft. Powered by the popular ROTAX 912, and with the latest avionic from GARMIN, it is firmly established as one of the world’s most popular single-engine aeroplanes and the aircraft of choice by a wide range of flight training organisations and air forces.
In 2016 Tecnam delivered eight P2002JF to the Argentina Air Force that have been flying for more than 6,000 hours and performed 16,000 landings.
Tecnam CEO Paolo Pascale commented: “We are delighted that yet another air force is choosing Tecnam for its training. We are honoured by this choice and the Hellenic Air Force’s appreciation of our commitment to the quality of our products and service.”
Tecnam Global Sales and Marketing Director Walter Da Costa said: “We are so proud that after a tough evaluation, with many honourable competitors, the Hellenic Force choose Tecnam.”