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Zaragoza to permanently host ETAC

22nd May 2017 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Zaragoza in Spain will officially become the home of the European Air Transport Fleet (EATF) programme on 8 June, with transfer of the project from the European Defence Agency (EDA) to Spain.

Formed in 2011 by EDA and signed by 20 participating nations, the EATF aims to increase the EU’s airlift capabilities by addressing shortages and increasing interoperability. The establishment of a multinational European Airlift Centre marks a major step in European defence collaboration on tactical airlift.

The third European Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Course for 2017 (EAATTC 17-3), hosted by the Spanish Air Force at the Zaragoza airbase, will run from 28 May to 9 June 2017.

This EAATTC edition will see participation of five aircraft from four different countries including Belgium: C-130, Germany: C-160, Poland: C-130, and Spain: C295 and C-130. This training course gives air transport crews an airlift tactics training syllabus to enhance interoperability between European air forces.

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