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08:26 AM, January 14, 2016
Italy Transfers Authority Of 31 Military Air Transport Aircraft To EATC

The European Air Transport Command (EATC) has integrated 31 fixed wing air transport aircraft from Italian Air Force, the command centre announced Tuesday.

EATC based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, will now have operational control over these transferred Italian transport and tanker assets, including four Boeing KC 767A, twenty Lockheed C-130 J Hercules II and seven Alenia C-27 J Spartan.

The 31 assets are part of the EATC multinational fleet, which amounts now to more than 220 military air transport aircraft representing over 60 % of all military air transport assets in Europe.

EATC plans, tasks, controls and reports on missions on behalf of its member nations - Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, France, Spain and Italy.