Embraer has closed a Follow-On Support Agreement contract with the Hellenic Air Force. The contract encompasses a comprehensive support services package for the Hellenic Air Force’s fleet, comprising one ERJ-135LR and four ERJ-145 AEW&C (Airborne Early Warning & Control) aircraft.
The agreement covers various services such as spare parts provisioning, repairs, maintenance, pool management, and technical assistance. These services are aimed at ensuring the optimal performance and availability of the five Embraer jets currently in service with the Hellenic Air Force.
“The Hellenic Air Force is pleased to sign this contract with Embraer. We have been operating the aircraft since January 2000 and have counted on excellent support from Embraer when needed. With the Follow-On Support Agreement, the Hellenic Air Force will enhance the readiness and availability of its fleet,” said General Kontantinous Kleniatis, Chief of Staff of the Hellenic Air Force Support Command.
“Embraer is honored to be selected by the Hellenic Air Force for this contract, which demonstrates their trust in our platform and support. Our solution is competitive, and the Hellenic Air Force’s decision for this model reflects a worldwide trend, with customers seeking a complete logistics solution,” added Carlos Naufel, President and CEO of Embraer Services & Support.
Embraer’s Pool Program, in operation for over 15 years, has consistently delivered efficient services, facilitating the availability of critical resources, support, and component exchange services, bolstering operational capabilities for military fleets worldwide.
Potential customer for the C-390 Millennium
The Hellenic Air Force is currently evaluating a possible acquisition of the C-390 Millennium, a military transport aircraft capable of carrying up to 26 tons of cargo and carrying out aerial refueling, firefighting and aeromedical evacuation missions, among others.
Greece has an old fleet of C-130 Hercules, almost all of which are out of service. The country is also considering acquiring the new generation of Lockheed Martin’s turboprop, the C-130J.