An aircraft incident has a major impact on the airport activities. It can lead to major disruptions of airport operations. The goal of a successful aircraft recovery operation is to minimize the time required to perform a safe and efficient recovery with no secondary damage made to the aircraft.
This is why, EATC introduced in 2012 a dedicated multinational training course regarding aircraft recovery and salvation procedures, the ’Disabled Aircraft Recovery Training’’ (DART).
DART offers the perfect environment to achieve interoperability among the partners when it comes to aircraft recovery. It is a unique training in Europe and attracts not only EATC member nations, but also partners such as Austria, Lithuania, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
DART is also an exceptional opportunity to proof and train on new specific aircraft recovery means, exchange expertise on techniques and equipment and learn from each other.
And not to forget, DART being a common training increases the cost efficiency and reduces the logistical footprint by pooling and sharing the needed aircraft recovery equipment.
EATC’s “training and exercice” branch is fully engaged in the development and support of multinational training events and exercises.