By European Defence Agency
Date of the Event: 09 June 2013 09:00 AM
While the fighter community has been trained extensively for years to operate together, the same cannot be said for air transport. In Europe today, airlift training is very much a national issue and since operating together becomes more the rule than the exception, the need to train together becomes bigger every day.
EDA's European Air Transport Training 2013 (EATT13) flying event will deliver tactical training, over a two-week period duration (9-21 June), offering participants a unique opportunity to plan and execute missions within a multinational framework. EATT13 will be developed on an increasing complexity basis, starting from single ship missions and evolving to COMAO missions.
Supported by the European Air Transport Command (EATC) in Eindhoven as well as the European Air Transport Fleet (EATF) Ad Hoc Working Group Operations & Training (AHWG O&T) and hosted by Spain, nine Member States will participate in the event.
Participating Member States and assets are:
Belgium : 1 C-130 and 2 crews
CZ Republic: 1 CN-295 and 2 crews
France: 1 C-130 and 1 CN 235-300 and 4 crews
Germany: 2 C-160 (I spare) and 2 crews
Italy: 1 C-27 and 2 crews
The Netherlands: 1 C-130 and 2 crews
Norway: 1 C-130J and 2 crews
Spain: 1 C-130 and 1 CN-295 and 4 crews
Sweden: 2 C-130 (1 spare) and 2 crews
More information on the event will follow in due course.