Greece

It’s official! Greece acquires 18 Rafale fighter jets from France

Greece finalized the acquisition of 18 Rafale fighter jets from France to strengthen its defense in the face of increased tensions with neighboring Turkey....


Greek parliament approves Dassault Rafale fighters order

The Greek parliament approved the order for 18 Dassault Rafale fighters. An agreement with France should be signed by the end of January 2021....


Israel to assist Greece in military pilots training

The Israeli group Elbit Systems was appointed by Greece to modernize the training of fighter pilots over twenty years, in a $1.68 billion deal....


Greece to inject €120 million into Aegean Airlines

The government of Greece will inject €120 million into struggling Aegean Airlines’ capital.  ...


France to place Dassault Rafale fighter jet emergency order

The French Ministry of the Armed Forces confirmed an order for 12 Rafale fighter jets from Dassault Aviation to replace the second-hand aircraft taken from the French Air Force inventory for the benefit of Greece. The contract must be signed before the end of 2020....


Qatar Airways flight QR203 lands in trouble due COVID-19 onboard

After 12 out of 91 passengers onboard Qatar Airways flight QR203 from Doha to Athens tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19, Greece temporarily banned all flights from Qatar....


Canadian Navy helicopter crashes off the Greek coast, one dead

A CH-148 Cyclone helicopter of the Royal Canadian Navy crashed in the Ionian Sea off the coast of Greece during a NATO area surveillance operation....


After 12 years, Greek passenger plane finally lands in Skopje

The first passenger flight between Greece and Macedonia in 12 years has landed in Skopje, in another sign of thawing relations after the two Balkan nations agreed to settle their decades-long dispute over the former Yugoslav republic’s name....


Spate of bomb threats grounds nine passenger planes in S. America

Nine planes were forced to make emergency changes to their flights within Chilean, Argentine and Peruvian airspace on August 16, 2018, following multiple bomb threats....