6 August – EATC- News & Press updates
Starting September 2014 the aeronautical technical support squadron (ESTA) « Loiret » at Orléans air base will take over the maintenance of the A400M “Atlas” of the French Air Force.
This squadron, and the former units in which the engineers operated before that, have been taking care of the C-160 “Transall” fleet maintenance for the past 47 years. In total the Transall has already accomplished 1.300.000 flying hours since 1967. It will now gradually be taken out of service to make room for the heavyweights: the A400 fleet.
Find the original article (in French language) here