European Air Transport Command

European Air Transport Command (EATC) is a cooperative arrangement between Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Spain. This headquarters determines how military air transport and air-to-air refuelling assets are employed. European Air Transport Command is based at Eindhoven Air Base.

The objective of EATC

EATC’s work is intended to lead to a more efficient use and improved coordination of transport and tanker aircraft.  

EATC has a headquarters that oversees all aspects of military air transport. This includes planning and execution of missions, training and flight safety.

The birth of EATC

EATC was established on 1 September 2010 and has 170 members of personnel. The command changes between the countries.

EATC expansion

In addition to the current 6 participating nations, other nations also have the option to join EATC.