On 04 September 2023, French Major-General Franck Mollard took over the command of EATC for the next three years. We talked to General Mollard about his approach in his new leadership position and for EATC’s future.
“…pooling and sharing of capabilities, as well
as exchange of human resources will be
paramount to run successful operations…”
General Mollard, what is your first priority as Commander EATC?
To clearly understand the needs and expectations, for today and tomorrow, of the seven member nations and then to meet their expectations in a comprehensive approach, demonstrating at all moment the added value of the multinational processes to satisfy air mobility needs.
How do you see the role of EATC evolve in the next ten years?
If you look at the EATC’s internal parameters, the fleets of the seven member nations will continue to grow and availability rates on the main fleets will improve. On the other hand, their human resources will remain under pressure.
The external parameters showcase that the international situation is very uncertain and will remain challenging for European nations’ abilities in the next coming years.
All of these trends will make EATC as a multinational command ever more relevant. Pooling and sharing of capabilities, as well as exchange of human resources will be paramount to run successful operations.
What is EATC to you in one sentence?
EATC is a perfectly successful story streamlining human and air assets resources at the initiative, and for the benefit, of member nations.