European Tactical Airlift Programme – Symposium (ETAP-S) A symposium had been the first common project within the EATF-programme and is running since 2010. It is still a core activity within the EATF and ETAP aiming to improve fleet capacity across Europe and to improve interoperability of airlift related issues. ETAP-S solely concentrates on tactical aspects of the European air transport domain and it aims for the operator level. This closes the circle of teaching, learning and debating. Tangible initiatives will be to the benefit for consideration by the EATF community.