European Air Group
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.
In 1997, Italy, Spain, Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium joined the Franco-British European Air Group to become the European Air Group
Development of cooperation in transport
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 and Germany have dedicated all military cargo aircraft to the EATC especially the existing fleet of Transall C-160 and C-130 Hercules.
- "Spain is now member of the EATC". EATC. Retrieved 2 September 2014.