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European Air Refuelling Training 2018
 
Published: April 2018
 
Participants European Air Refuelling Training 2018

Country: Aircraft: No. aircraft Squadron / Wing: Airbase: Comments:
France C-135FR 1 GRV 02.091 Istres Boom, Drogue & Hose
Germany A310MRTT 1 BMVg Koln-Bonn Drogue & Hose
Netherlands KDC-10 1 334 squadron Eindhoven Boom
United States KC-135R 1 351st ARS RAF Mildenhall Boom
           

Comments:

Five tankers were planned to participate in the fifth edition of EART however the Italian Air Force 14° Stormo cancelled its participation just before the exercise. EART 2018 was further impacted by the both the French Air Force and United States Air Forces in Europe & Air Forces Africa withdrawal from the exercise. The C-135FR completed the first EART mission before returning home during the afternoon on Monday April 9. On Wednesday the 351st ARS KC-135R departed Eindhoven around noon without having flown a single mission (reported unserviceable from the start if the exercise).
 
EART missions 2018
 
Aircraft Callsign 9-apr 10-apr 11-apr 12-apr 13-apr Total
KDC-10 Texaco 41 2 2 1     5
A310MRTT Cobo 32 2 2 1     5
KC-135R Quid 45 0 0 0 0 0 0
C-135FR Marcotte 44 1 0 0 0 0 1
               
Total   5 4 2 0 0 11
Aircraft Callsign 16-apr 17-apr 18-apr 19-apr 20-apr Total
KDC-10 Texaco 41           0
A310MRTT Cobo 32           0
KC-135R Quid 45 0 0 0 0 0 0
C-135FR Marcotte 44 0 0 0 0 0 0
               
Total   0 0 0 0 0 0

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EART 2018 Photo gallery