A Dutch MRTT (Multirole Transport Tanker) aircraft on EATC asset is planned to take off tomorrow at 9.00 am local time from Eindhoven Air Base in order to carry supplies for the victims in the Philippine disaster region. The KDC-10 will first head to Tianjin (200km south of Bejing) and reaches Lapu Lapu/Philippines Saturday morning at (planned) 2.00 am.
Lapu Lapu is located on the Isle “Cebu” where all helping organisations start their operations from a temporary logistic hub.
The aircraft with a maximum range capacity of 9760 kilometers has about 27 tons of health material on board (health kits, sheets, vaccinations, hospital supplies, etc.). After unloading the aircraft will fly back to Europe - again via Tianjin - and is expected to be back in the Netherlands at Sunday afternoon (planning status as of today, 16.00h).
Words: Norbert Thomas
Picture: Dutch MoD