On 12 June 2024, the KH Educational Series of Embassy Attachés from the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs visited the facilities of the Hellenic Aerospace Industry as part of the Defense Week. During the visit, the students, led by the Director of the Diplomatic Academy, Ambassador Michael-Christos Diamesis, were informed about the company's programmes and activities.
On Monday, 10 June 2024, the Hellenic Aerospace Industry hosted the visit of Hellenic Navy GS Chief, Vice Admiral Dimitrios-Eleftherios Kataras HN.
On Thursday 23 May 2024, the Commandant of Hellenic Army Academy (SSE), Major General Anastasios Polychronos and the President and CEO of HAI, Vice Admiral (retired) Alexandros G. Diakopoulos, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Hellenic Army Academy (SSE) and the Hellenic Aerospace Industry in Vari, Attica, in the presence of the Deputy Chief of the Hellenic Army General Staff (HAGS), Lieutenant General Andreas Koronakis, as representative of the Chief of Hellenic National Defence General Staff and the Chief of Hellenic Army General Staff.
On 22 May 2024, the Chief of the Hellenic Air Force General Staff (HAFGS), Lt. Gen. Demosthenes Grigoriadis, visited the facilities of the Hellenic Aerospace Industry (HAI) in Tanagra. The Chief of HAFGS was briefed on the progress of the Air Force programs implemented by EAB.
On Tuesday, May 21, 2024, Hellenic Aerospace Industry welcomed at its premises the Governor of the General Authority of Military Industry (GAMI) of Saudi Arabia, H.E. Ahmad Abdulaziz Al-Ohali, accompanied by the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Greece, H.E. Dr Saad Alammar, and an official delegation of GAMI.
On Tuesday, 14 May 2024, the Hellenic Aerospace Industry extended a warm welcome to the H.E. Ambassador of France in Athens, Mrs. Laurence AUER, at its premises.
On Thursday, 2 May 2024, the Hellenic Aerospace Industry extended a warm welcome to the H.E. Ambassador of India in Athens, Mr. Rudrendra Tandon, at its premises.
On Thursday, 25th April, 2024, in the presence of the Commander of the Hellenic Air Force Support Command, Vice-Admiral (I) Apostolos Hortis, the handover ceremony from the Commander of the Air Industry Control Authority, Colonel (MA) Dimitrios Krikelas to Colonel (MH) Evangelos Spyrou took place at HAI.
On Friday 8 March 2024, Hellenic Aerospace Industry held its annual New Year's cake cutting event with the participation of all employees. The event was opened by the Chairman and CEO of the company, Mr Alexandros Diakopoulos, who referred to the vision of Hellenic Aerospace Industry and the new goals for 2024. As the event coincided with International Women's Day, the Board of Directors distributed flowers to all female employees as a sign of respect and appreciation.
Happy International Women’s Day! Lockheed Martin is dedicated to empowering women and supporting their advancement in the aerospace industry and beyond. This message was shared on March 7, 2024, in celebration of International Women's Day, with women working in the Hellenic Aerospace Industry. During the event, speeches were given in honour of the female employees by Mrs Gibbens and Mrs Kornezou, and symbolic gifts were presented.
On Thursday, February 8, 2024, we hosted at our facilities a delegation of the US Navy, headed by Rear Admiral Antony E. Rossi, Director Navy International Programs Office (NIPO).
In December LMA on site team members Derek Witherington and Steve Blakely recognized staff from the HAI Supply Chain Management team. Dimitrios Balamoutis and Eleni Panagiotara were specifically highlighted for their on-going professional and personal touch, “bringing it” each and every day to support the C130J program. Their efforts have resulted in improved KPIs around nearly 1000 procured items they manage. Together they helped ensure 100% on-time-delivery at the parts level which ensured 100% OTD of finished components to Lockheed Martin in 2023. For first time ever, HAI had zero category 3 and 4 shortages over multiple months in 2023. Dimitrios and Eleni’s dedication/collaboration is deeply appreciated by the LMA team at HAI and the collective AMMM team in the United States. Well done!
On Friday, October 20, 2023, the Hellenic Aerospace Industry hosted the visit of Defense Attaches, posted in Foreign Embassies in Greece.
LMA quality and operations (Bill Wines, Billy Wright and Chuck Akers) recognized HAI’s F16 Production Manager Dimitrios Seridis as well as Quality Manager Kornezou Spyridoula for their efforts to improve quality, collaborate and generally improve coproduction performance, receiving the prestigious Joint LMA/HAI Site Coin & Card.
On Tuesday, 4 July 2023, the Hellenic Aerospace Industry hosted the visit of Hellenic Navy GS Chief, Vice Admiral Ioannis Drymousis HN.
The Hellenic Aerospace Industry had a successful presentation for one more time in the DEFEA international exhibition held in Athens between 9 and 11 May 2023.
On Thursday 04.05.2023, the General Director of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development & Environment visited the Hellenic Aerospace Industry premises in Tanagra
On Thursday 30.03.2023, a visit of US Embassy Defense & Naval Attaché Capt. Mike Biery was held in the Hellenic Aerospace Industry premises. Capt. Biery was accompanied by the Army Attaché, Col. Nathan Mann.
On 8 March 2023, on the occasion of Women's Day, Lockheed Martin Aero honored the women who participate in LMA's four programs, for their contribution. During the event that was held in their honor, speeches were given by Mrs. Vroucha and Mrs. Karkaletsi.
Successful presence of the Hellenic Aerospace Industry in the International Defence Exhibition IDEX 2023 held between 20 & 24 February in Abu Dhabi, UAE
On Tuesday 24.01.2023 the Prime Minister Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis honored with his presence the inauguration of new buildings and the delivery of the 5th upgraded F-16 Viper, held at the Hellenic Aerospace Industry (HAI) facilities in Tanagra
The faces behind the F-16s during their award ceremony by the management of the Hellenic Aerospace Industry. Brilliant engineers, technicians, ordinary workers are constantly working and adding new weapons to the quiver of our Air Force.
On Tuesday 22 November 2022 we hosted in the Hellenic Aerospace Industry (HAI) premises in Tanagra, a delegation of the Hellenic Air Force Academy headed by Maj. Gen. Konstantinos Karamesinis, HAFA Commander
On 1 November 2022, the Commander Anastasios Lieutenant General A. Spanos and the students (higher rank officers of Armed Forces) of National Defense College visited HAI’s premises and were informed on the company’s activities and missions.
On 31 October 2022, the leader of the Official Opposition, Mr. Alexis Tsipras, visited the facilities of the Hellenic Aerospace Industry, and was informed about the progress of the programs that ΗΑΙ is successfully implementing.
HAI was honored on 18th September 2022 by the Management of TIF-HELEXPO as top participating company at the 86th Thessaloniki International Fair for its overall presence.
July 27, 2022 is a milestone day for the Hellenic Aerospace Industry (HAI), as it delivered to the 2.000th Regulated Assembly of the C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft to Lockheed Martin, which is the C-130J Original Equipment Manufacturer.
The maiden flight of the Hellenic Air Force's F-16 Viper upgrade program, undertaken by the Hellenic Aerospace Industry and Lockheed Martin, took place on 15th and 16th June 2022 by the two F-16s that entered the HAI.
The facilities of the Hellenic Aerospace Industry (HAI) in Tanagra were visited on 3 June 2022 by the Chief of the Hellenic Air Force General Staff, Lieutenant General (HA) Themistocles Bourolias.
A basketball game was organized on May 13, 2022, at the AENK - "Dimitrios Vikelas" Municipal Gymnasium, in Kifissia. The basketball team of HAI and the Flyers of Lockheed Martin competed on the court, in order to support the Association of Parents of Children with Neoplastic Disease "Floga".
On Thursday 12-5-2022, during his two-day visit to Cyprus, the President of the Hellenic Aerospace Industry, Vice Admiral (M) (retired), Mr. Ioannis Koutras, had successive meetings with the political and military leadership of the Republic of Cyprus.
On May 6, 2022, Hellenic Aerospace Industry welcomed the 138 hard-working mothers of the company with gifts and flowers. The event, held in their honor at the Tanagra facilities, was titled "Mum's the word!" and was dedicated to International Mother's Day.
A delegation from the Hellenic-American Institute (AHI) and AHEPA, as well as representatives of Jewish American organizations (B'nai B'rith International, Conference of Presidents of American Jewish Organizations) visited the Hellenic Aerospace Industry on May 5, 2022.
On 12 April 2022, at HAI's offices in Athens, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with the National Technical University of Athens, aiming at the research and development of a series of innovative products that will contribute to the country’s technological progress.
On Friday 1 April 2022, at a conference organized by the Office of Research and Innovation Advisers to the Minister of Finance, the Hellenic Aerospace Industry and the University of Thessaly, presented the new aspects of the innovative "Arhytas" programme, which will upgrade the country's defence and security.
On Thursday 3 March 2022, at the premises of the Hellenic Aerospace Industry (HAI), the groundbreaking ceremony of the new weather shelters for the protection of personnel and aircraft, which will be built at the expense of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, took place.
On Friday, January 14 2022, the Deputy Minister of National Defense, Nikos Hardalias, visited our facilities and was informed about the progress of the programs successfully implemented by Hellenic Aerospace Industry, accompanied by the Chief of The Hellenic National Defence General Staff, General Konstantinos Floros, and high-ranking ministry officials.
On Monday, 10 May 2021, we hosted a visit of Ms Lynda Owens, Vice President Procurement of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.
Α visit of the delegation of the Hellenic Air Force Support Command headed by Maj. Gen. Georgios Vagenas, HAFSC Commander and Maj. Gen. Konstantinos Kleniatis, HAFSC Chief of Staff, was held at HAI premises in Tanagra on Tuesday, 11 May 2021.
The annual “New Year’s cutting pie” was held symbolically this year, due to the extended period of measures against the pandemic, on Tuesday, 09 March 2021.
HAI participated in the Hellenic Pavilion of the international exhibition IDEX 2021 (21-25 February 2021) created under the auspices of the Hellenic MOD.
On Tuesday 12 January 2021 we hosted a visit by the US Embassy Air Attache Col. Christopher Barber. Col. Barber, was accompanied by Lt. Col. Christopher Floyd of ODC.
A visit of DCMA Command, Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC), and Lockheed Martin Delegations, was held at the Hellenic Aerospace Industry facilities on January 16, 2020.
On January 15, 2020 we hosted in our premises delegations of U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency and EUROCOM.
Hellenic Aerospace Industry in Athens Flying Week 2019
Graduation ceremony of the UAE Presidential Guard Command students - Class: PGC-1701 - took place on Thursday, 19 September 2019, at the Hellenic Aerospace Industry Training Center.
On Thursday, 1 August 2019 a visit of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Ministry of Digital Governance was held at HAI. In this context HAI presented its capabilities with emphasis in space technology programs, Composites, and EMC.
On 30 July 2019 we hosted in our facility a U.S. Navy Delegation headed by the Director of Navy International Programs Office (NIPO, )Rear Admiral (USN) Francis D. Morley.
26.6.2019 - C-130J Delivery of 1500th Regulated Assembly & F-16 Line Re-Opening
19.6.2019 - Hellenic Navy P-3B Aircraft #152744 (Interim Solution): “Ferry Flight” from Hellenic Aerospace Industry facility.
On 3 June 2019 we hosted a visit of Lieutenant General Georgios Blioumis, Chief of the Hellenic Air Force General Staff, accompanied by Major General Athanasios Savvopoulos, Hellenic Air Force Support Commander and officers of HAFGS and HAFSC.
Hellenic Navy Receives First Modernized P-3 Orion Maritime Patrol Aircraft.
Modernization Program Supported by Hellenic Navy, U.S. Navy, Lockheed Martin and HAI.
An official visit of Foreign Defense Attaches accredited to Greece, representing Germany, United Kingdom, USA, Iran, Italy, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Poland, and Turkey, was held on 11 June 2018 at HAI’s premises.
On Wednesday, 30 May 2018, we hosted a visit of Lockheed Martin’s Mr. Jonathan Hoyle, Vice President Europe and Mr. Costas Papadopoulos Vice President Corporate International Business Development.
On Tuesday, 22 May 2018, we welcomed in our premises a delegation of Lockheed Martin headed by Mrs. Karmyn Norwood, AMMM VP International Programs. Mr. Dennys Plessas-Vice President Business Development Initiatives attended as well. The meeting was held within the context of the Executive Program Review (Manufacturing of C-130J, Maintenance/Upgrade of P-3B, Restart of F-16 Components manufacturing, and other future programs).
On Wednesday, 16 May 2018, we welcomed in our premises a delegation of Lockheed Martin – Mr. Rod McLean (Vice President and General ManagerF-16/F-22 Integrated Fighter Group), Mr. Wayne Davis (Program Manager F-16 International Coproduction-Greece), and Mr. Dennys Plessas-Vice President Business Development Initiatives.
On Thursday, 10 May 2018, we welcomed in our premises a delegation of Lockheed Martin – Mr. Arvin F. Merrell-Director, F-16 Americas, Europe & Israel, Mrs. Megan D. Koval-Sr. Program Manager, Integrated Fighter Group F-16 Europe & Israel, and Mr. Dennys Plessas-Vice President Business Development Initiatives.
A delegation of the political party Nea Demokratia (ND), headed by the Member of Parliament - responsible for National Defense Affairs for ND - Mr. Vassilis Kikilias visited HAI on Wednesday, 2 May 2018.
On 26 April 2018, a group of academic students, coming from nine European Universities, visited the Hellenic Aerospace Industry facility in the context of «International Business Week – Finance» that took place in Greece.
On 26.04.2018, Hellenic Aerospace Industry (HAI) hosted an official delegation of AIM (Aerospace Industrial Maintenance) NORWAY, headed by the Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr. Ove Haukåssveen.
The Graduation ceremony that took place on Thursday, February 15, at the Hellenic Aerospace Industry Training center marked the conclusion of a two year training program in theory and in practice, for the 11 Students of United Arab Emirates Presidential Guard Command (Class PGC 1503).
Wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year were exchanged on the occasion of the pie cutting ceremony that was held in our premises on Friday, January 26, 2018.
A MoU of high importance was signed on November 22, 2017 at the Hellenic Aerospace Industry’s facility in Tanagra, between the Regional Governor of Sterea Ellada Mr. Konstantinos Bakoyiannis and the Clean Sky 2 JU Executive Director Mr. Tiit Jurimae. This synergy between the Region of Sterea Ellada and Clean Sky - which is the largest European Programme in Aeronautics R&I - offers strategical importance opportunities in the direction of enhancing the competitiveness of Aeronautical Industries, SMEs and Research Institutions of the region.
HAI and Public Power Corporation, announced an MoU signing, held on October 25, 2017.
Our company, headed by Chairman of BoD Mr. Z. Gkikas, participated in the Hellenic Pavilion, organized for 4th consequent year in the context of Annual Meeting and Exposition (AUSA 2017) under the Auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Defense.
An official visit by a delegation of Lockheed Martin was held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at HAI having as a purpose to review current programs – structural parts of C-130J aircraft as well as maintenance and upgrade of P-3B aircraft – and to work on future needs and the expansion of cooperation.
Lockheed Martin executives expressed their satisfaction for a fruitful collaboration with HAI and the excellent quality of its products.
His Excellency Mr. Geoffrey R. Pyatt, the Ambassador of the United States to Greece and Vice Admiral HN (rtd) Kyriakos Kyriakidis, General Director of GDDIA, accompanied by high ranking officers, held an official visit on Wednesday July 19, 2017 in our facility . Mr. Dennys Plessas, Vice President of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ Business Development Initiatives, attended as well.
The Hellenic Aerospace Industry SA and the Urban Rail Transport SA have signed a Contact on July 5, 2017, in the c ontext of their current Framework Agreement.
HAI participated in PARIS AIR SHOW 2017. The company presented its activities and explored new perspectives in partnerships development.
On Friday, June 2, 2017 we welcomed the Ambassador of Poland Mrs. Anna Barbarzak at HAI’s Headquarters, Athens Tower. The Ambassador was accompanied by the Head of Economic Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mrs. Iwona Woicka-Zulawska as well as a high rank delegation consisting of representatives from Air Force Institute of Technology, Polish Space Agency, Silesian Aviation Cluster, City of Rzeszow (Aviation Valley).
On Friday, May 12 2017, we welcomed in our premises a delegation of General Directorate for Armaments & Investments headed by the General Director Vice Admiral HN (Rtd.) Kyriakos Kyriakidis.
In the presence of the General Secretary Research & Technology Mrs. Matrona Kyprianidou, a visit of the European Space Agency (ESA) was held, on April 26, 2017, in our premises. Officials of the Ministry of Education Research & Religious Affairs, the Ministry of Defense, and the General Secretariat of Research & Technology, also participated in this visit.
On Thursday April 6, 2017 we welcomed in our premises delegations of U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for an F-16 Upgrade meeting with HAI’s executive team.