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On 1st September 2010 a new chapter in the book of European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) was opened, as the EATC was inaugurated in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

The establishment of this new multinational command represents a significant step on the way to pooling and sharing national military assets and truly marks an unprecedented level of European defence cooperation.





The Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany have put major parts of their air transport- and air to air refuelling fleets under the operational control (OPCON) of the EATC. On 22 November 2012 Luxembourg officially joined the EATC, Spain followed on 03 July 2014.
Now the missions of almost 150 aircraft are planned, tasked and controlled out of Eindhoven. In addition to that the EATC runs a nationally defined level of responsibility for aircrew training, coordination of training and exercise objectives as well as the harmonization of appropriate air transport regulations of the participating nations. The overall objective is to manage the scarce resource air transport as effectively and efficiently as possible.


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The European Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Course takes shape

New air transport training course created by EATC

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French air-dropping mission in Northern Iraq

French Forces air-dropped three tons of humanitarian goods near Amirli

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EATT 2014 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Video of EATT 2014 at Plovdiv air base - Part 2

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EATC conducts relief mission to Northern Iraq with Belgian C-130

EATC Belgian Hercules to convey humanitarian goods to Kurdistan-Iraq

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EATT 2014 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Video of EATT 2014 at Plovdiv air base.

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EATC conducts second relief mission with German Transall

Air Transport Wing 63 to execute again humanitarian help to Kurdistan

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Again a Dutch Hercules away to Iraq on EATC OPCON

EATC conducts again Hercules mission to prevent famine in Kurdistan

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EATC shares support to humanitarian operations in Northern Iraq

Second rotation of a French A340 to Kurdistan-Iraq

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German Transall aircraft deploying to Northern Iraq

EATC to organize humanitarian help

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First international A400M mission successfully conducted

Atlas operates now also for Germany and Belgium

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Third Atlas arrived at Orléans Airbase

MSN010 soon to enhance EATC tactical capabilities

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Black-boxes of flight MH17 transported on EATC OPCON

Belgian Air Force Embraer transfers flight data recorders from Ukraine to United Kingdom

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Biggest construction site of the German Air Force

How ATW 62 prepares itself for the Atlas introduction

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From Havana to Termez - the German Airbus A310 Pax

The most used troop transporter in EATC service

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All Royal Air Force MRTT enter service on schedule

EATC focusing on tactical issues after A400M Transfer of Authority

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