Hellenic Air Force receives first P2002JF trainer aircraft

The Hellenic Air Force (HAF) today received the first of 12 P2002JF basic trainer aicraft it ordered on July 5th, the service spokesperson said on Twitter. Delivery of the remaining aicraft and equipment is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Hellenic Air Force receives first P2002JF trainer aircraft 001 HAF first P2002JF landing today at Dekhelia Air Base
(Credit: Hellenic Air Force)

The HAF chose the Tecnam P2002 JF as its screening/primary training aircraft for the 360th Squadron, at Dekhelia Air Base, also home of the air force academy. It will replace the T-41D aircraft which is in service with the HAF since 1969. 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 world’s most popular single engine aeroplanes and the aircraft of choice by so many Flight Training Organisations and Air Forces. It has a maximum cruise range of 568 NM and a maximum speed of 226 km/h.

In 2016 Tecnam delivered 8 P2002JF to Argentina Air Force that have been flying more than 6,000 hours and performed 16,000 landing until today.