The European Air Transport Command (EATC) has marked its first 10 years of operations, with a ceremony held at its headquarters in the Netherlands on 24 September.
The European Air Transport Command is headquartered at Eindhoven Air Base in the Netherlands. (EATC)
The event at Eindhoven Air Base was held to mark a decade of shared air transport (AT), air-to-air refuelling (AAR), and aeromedical evacuation (medevac) services between its member nations. It was attended in person by senior political, military, and industry dignitaries, including the Dutch Minister of Defence Ank Bijleveld, and the outgoing Commander of the EATC French Air Force Major General Laurent Marboeuf, while representatives from the seven participating nations contributed remotely due to Covid-19 restrictions.
The EATC was established on 1 September 2010 between France, Germany, and the Benelux countries of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, with Spain and Italy joining in 2014.