European Air Group

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European Air Group is an association of the air forces of 7 member nations (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and United Kingdom) working together to stimulate change and collectively to enhance the tactical capabilities of the Group’s air forces through better cooperation.

  Franco-British European Air Group (FBEAG).
  Joined the European Air Group (EAG) in 1997.
  Non-members, but participated in VOLCANEX 2007.

History[edit]

Inception[edit]

Established in 1995 as the Franco British European Air Group to promote collaboration between the British and French air forces in the first Gulf War and the subsequent Balkans operations.

In 1997, Italy, Spain, Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium joined the Franco-British European Air Group to become the European Air Group

The participation in European defence organisations

Development of cooperation in transport[edit]

The EAG established the European Airlift Coordination Centre (EACC) at Eindhoven Airport in the Netherlands on 1 September 2001. The EACC later became the European Airlift Centre and was joined at Eindhoven by a sealift coordination centre. On 1 July 2007 the two centres merged fully to become the Movement Coordination Centre Europe, by which time 15 nations, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom, were part of the organisation.

Since 1 July 2010 the European Air Transport Command is operational at Eindhoven Airport. The EACC members France, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain[1] and Germany have dedicated all military cargo aircraft to the EATC especially the existing fleet of Transall C-160 and C-130 Hercules.


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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spain is now member of the EATC". EATC. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 

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