Enabling and monitoring 60 missions: daily and world-wide
Wednesday 25 September - 10:35h | News & Press updates
... it is 11 March 2011: EATC has only been established half a year before - and is now already preparing for a NATO-led operational intervention in Libya, named “Operation Harmattan”.
On an average day some 60 EATC assets cross global skies. The currently 130 aircraft strong fleet consists of very new aircraft as well as on usually reliable though old aircraft. Although been maintained and reshaped frequently some “elderly ladies” such as the C-160 tend to get weak sometimes, resulting in contingency problems for both operators and customers, who booked their flights and rely on these. That is where Major Hendriks steps in to find the best possible solution for both customer and operator. Because he has access to the assets of all EATC Participating Nations (PN), solutions are not just limited to one nation which was originally operating the flight. Alternative aircraft and crews can be exchanged, though it still takes a creative mind to find solutions for every single problem arising.
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Pictures: SIRPA Air, Jaqueline Gielen-Berghoef, M. Hendriks, Norbert Thomas
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