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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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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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Paratrooping with A400M

Successful airdrop trials over Spain and France

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Committed to the primacy of politics

German parliament commission visited EATC

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Precision work

First Eagle IV carried inside Transall aircraft

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German Transalls back from African mission

Successful achievements during one year of MINUSMA support

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With 26 studies in the lead

A busy EATC in the functional domain

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Gallery EATC Change of Command Ceremony

Air Chiefs in the limelight

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EATC has a new Commander

The biggest AT-fleet within Europe takes shape

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Spain is now member of the EATC

Important southern enhancement in military Air Transport matters

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Sharing capabilities to enhance military operations

EATC assigns personell to RAMCC Lyon

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70 years of reliable air transport

EATC assigned Béarn and Anjou Squadrons celebrate anniversary

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A400M Common Ground Crew Training Concept effective

A great opportunity to implement beneficial interoperability for the A400M Ground Crews

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