EATC’s successful roadshow to Germany!
On 12 and 13 March 2019, a multinational EATC team, led by Major General Marboeuf, Commander EATC and Brigadier General Schick, Chief of staff EATC, visited the German Air Force in Cologne and the German Air Operations Command in Uedem. This visit follows up a meeting with the German Air Chief, Lieutenant General Gerhartz, in January 2019 at EATC headquarters. Both encounters took place in the framework of the EATC’s roadshows to better satisfy the nations’ needs.
The EATC Commander was warmly welcomed by Lieutenant General Dr. Rieks, Vice Chief of the German Air Force, as well as Lieutenant General Schütz, Commander of the German Air Force Forces Command and Major General Katz, Director General of the Military Aviation Authority.
The generals highlighted that maintaining strong links and mutual knowledge are key factors for the excellent collaboration between Germany and EATC. Main discussion points included the harmonisation and standardisation of multinational procedures as well as exercise participation and efficient use of air transport assets. Major General Marboeuf confirmed that EATC supports Germany, in particular, for the build-up of the multinational MRTT unit and for the Franco-German C130J unit. Moreover he requested the support of the German Military Aviation Authority to improve the A400M interoperability.
Additionally, the EATC delegation briefed the air force staff on current EATC topics and future developments.
The roadshow continued to Uedem, where the multinational EATC team was welcomed by Lieutenant General Habersetzer, commanding the CAOC* and the German Air Operations Command. The visit was an opportunity for the generals to discuss future challenges in the security environment. Moreover they focussed on EATC’s responsibility as the main air mobility expert in Europe. In addition, the multinational EATC delegation had the opportunity to have a close look on the German Space Situation Centre and the German National Air C2* Centre, also located in Uedem.
Another successful roadshow to look back on and challenges to look forward to.
Close relations with our member nations, consolidation of trust and confidence : this is EATC at its best!
* Combined Air Operations Center
* Command and Control