European Air Transport Leipzig
as a maintenance organisation
|Destinations||Europe, Middle East
European Air Transport Leipzig GmbH, usually shortened to EAT Leipzig or EAT-LEJ, is a German cargo airline with its head office and main hub on the grounds of Leipzig/Halle Airport in Schkeuditz. It is wholly owned by Deutsche Post DHL and operates the group's DHL-branded parcel and express services. It also provides ad hoc charter services including livestock transport.
The company in its current form dates from a merger agreement of 10 February 2010, which involved the resolution of European Air Transport N.V. Brussels. That company was incorporated by the European Air Transport Leipzig GmbH and merged with it. European Air Transport Leipzig employs around 250 pilots and 430 technical personnel. The majority of pilots are Belgian and are employed by a branch office of EAT at Brussels. Newly hired pilots are employed by either one of the subcontractors (ACL / DHL UK) or EAT Gmbh with a Leipzig based contract 
European Air Transport operates services to Europe, Middle East and Africa as part of the DHL Aviation network. Besides over 75 smaller "air gateways", the major operational bases of DHL Aviation in Europe are:
- Main Hub: Leipzig/Halle, Germany
- Regional Hubs: East Midlands, UK / Brussels, Belgium / Bergamo, Italy
- Consolidation Hubs: Copenhagen, Denmark / Vitoria, Spain
- Commercial Hubs: Amsterdam, Netherlands / Paris CDG, France / London Heathrow, UK / Frankfurt, Germany / Madrid, Spain
As of April 2015, the European Air Transport Leipzig fleet consists of the following cargo aircraft:
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||—||5 operated by Swiftair, 3 operated by Cargoair, 1 operated by Atlantic Airlines|
||—||2 operated by Air Contractors, 2 operated by Cargoair, 1 operated by Swiftair|
Accidents and incidents
- On November 22, 2003, an Airbus A300 cargo plane owned by European Air Transport was struck on the left wing tip by a surface-to-air missile shortly after takeoff from Baghdad, Iraq. The crew returned to Baghdad and made an injury-free landing of the crippled aircraft.
- "IATA - Airline and Airport Code Search". iata.org. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
- Unternehmensregister (german), entry of 21 |December 2009, made public on 23 December 2009
- "Beteiligungsliste/Participation list" (PDF). Jahresabschluss (HGB)/Annual Financial Statements (HGB). Deutsche Post AG. Retrieved 2008-11-01.[dead link]
- Unternehmensregister (german), entry of 26 March 2010, made public on 31 March 2010
- DHL's European Air Transport (EAT) airline under new license. Press Release, 31 March 2010
- European Air Transport Leipzig fleet
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