It is with joy and great pleasure that I would like to welcome you to the European Tactical Airlift Centre (ETAC) website. It has being a while since the ‘Centre’ made its grand opening ceremony but today we are moving forward by opening our virtual door and doing something big: to give everybody the opportunity to get connected with the only European Tactical Airlift Centre in Europe.

As ETAC Commander I would like to encourage you to use this official internet portal as one more tool in your daily work, so that, with your help, the European airlift community knows who we are, what we do and why our work is important. From our Headquarters situated in the “Very Noble, Very Loyal, Ever Heroic and Immortal City of Zaragoza” (Spain), we work to provide an important service to the European Defense, which is to enhance European transport airlift operational capability for crisis management operations through the pooling and sharing of experience, training opportunities and organizational costs, and the development of agreed common tactics, techniques and procedures in order to better meet the challenges of flying transport aircraft in the joint and combined modern operational environment (Quote: ETAP/ETAC Technical Arrangement).

Internal communication and continuous interaction with their partners is an essential tool for any organisation in order to achieve excellence, especially when its work acquires considerable dimensions and its locations are delocalised, as it is our case.

Therefore, this website should be an important tool to get to know ETAC, the executive body , established for the day-to-day management of the European Tactical Airlift Programme (ETAP). Finally, to all the components of the airlift community that make up the ETAP, I encourage you to improve our internet portal with your initiatives and proposals, by that we can update its content that it may become even more useful to all of us who we are all part of this resounded success.


ETAP-C 21-3 on the road

The 2nd week of the project starts and six (6) aircrews are training together in order to get certified as ‘element lead’ qualified.  The complete project is running as tracked including the Transport Package Leader Module (TPLM) for two (2) [...]

ETAP/ETAC Steering Boards (SB)

On 22 Apr the ‘Centre’ celebrated the 9th SB with all 13 member nations to the ETAP/ETAC Technical Arrangement (TA) as virtual meeting.  Some important trend-setting decisions have been made on this occasion, amongst other things the approval of ETAC’s [...]

ETAP-C 21-3

Latest on Sunday, 23rd May the last Project Participants (PP) are expected to fly in at Orleans AFB (FRA) in order to participate in the FRA/ETAC common project ETAP-C 21-3 Multi-Ship.  Crews from ESP, ITA and FRA will train together [...]

ETAP-C 21-1

Last Friday, March 12th, the presentation of the ETAP-C 21-1 took place to the local media at the military airfield of Lanzarote. It is the first flying project of the European Air Transport Training Program (ETAP) that will be conducted [...]

ETAP-C 21-3

The planning of the subsequent flying project ETAP-C 21-3 Multi in Orleans (FRA) meanwhile goes on. The MPC for the project has been performed on 17 Feb. Next to a first-time participation of an aircrew from AATTC (Advanced Airlift Tactics [...]

ETAP-I 21-3

Next to the long known ETAP-Cs France as Receiving Participant (RP) decided to share their newly gained capacities of tactical air transport aircraft simulators and first time this year offers ETAP-Is to be conducted in the A400M simulators stationed at [...]


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