The Belgian ministry of defense today placed its transport aircraft under the European Air Transport Command (EATC) in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. This means the EATC is now responsible for the planning, execution, and follow-up of Belgium's 11 C-130s and Airbus A330 and, on request, of its four Embraers, two Falcon 20s and one Falcon 900.
Belgian Defense photo
The Belgian aircraft join 150 Dutch, German and French aircraft under the operational control of the EATC. Since it was set up in 2010, the EATC has conducted nearly 3,500 missions, including 65 aerial refuelings and the medical evacuation of 400 patients.
The EATC will eventually number 200 personnel, including 22 Belgians. In future, it could include other operators of the A400M.