The Functional Division’s task includes -in order to facilitate multinational operations- the harmonization of regulations, the further development of common training and standardization of procedures.
The Employment Branch defines the rules and regulations for our work with our customers and vice versa. They look through the national regulations concerning Air Transport business and analyse overlaps and gaps in order to merge those into one common regulation. In that way bureaucracy could be decreased, incompatibilities of regulations for similar issues could be avoided which overall will lead to a better efficiency in the Air Transport Business.
With respects to the introduction of the A400M in most of the EATC nations the goal of common standardized procedures is likewise important. As there is now the chance to develop a solid basis for the common operation of the A400M, EATC maintains strong working relationships with the institutions responsible in order to provide its expertise in the domains of standardization and harmonisation.
This branch focuses in its studies on the logistical regulations of the nations. That includes for example the procedures for the exchange of spare-parts and the transportation of dangerous goods – just to name a few. Therefore a common and globally valid certification program is essential hence it provides the solid basis for the mutual recognition of foreign competences. This is in fact the driving factor for this branch that works actively on improving the interoperability which will generate synergetic effects and lead to a more effective use of the scarce resource – air transport capacity.
Even in the domain of training efforts the EATC commits itself actively in order to concentrate the single nation’s efforts. The Training & Exercises Branch collects information about planned national exercises and keeps in close contact with the nations. The harmonization of national training procedures and the promotion of multinational setups for exercises in general facilitate the implementation of new standards and new procedures. In order to achieve this aim, the EATC is deeply involved in the major multinational Air Transport Trainings.
For the EATC is also essential to keep track of the available fleet and the capabilities of the available aircraft. Therefore the Fleet Management Branch maintains expert knowledge about every operated aircraft and provides it to our operators who need to plan with it.
At the same time the branch provides its expertise to the nations by keeping track of the global operational requirements and by matching it to the status of the aircrafts. In case of mismatches the nations are informed and suggested a solution. The same procedure applies to the frequent maintenance of the aircrafts. The Fleet Management branch is responsible for identifying mismatches of the national maintenance schedules with the Air Transport Requirements and suggests adjustments in case of essential problems.
Furthermore the branch analyses all frequent occurrences of technical problems that are considered by nations to be conspicuous due to their nature and gathers the experiences in dealing with the problems. Thus the participating nations can easily benefit from the experiences of the others.