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European Air Refuelling Training (EART) exercise
Latest update: January 2018
The European Air Refuelling Training (EART) is an exercise organized by the EATC. Its first edition was held in 2014 at Eindhoven Air Base. Although its planned to use the EART concept with other exercises in Europe so far only one exercise per year was organized which have all been held at Eindhoven AB and run simultaneously with the RNLAF fighter exercise Frisian Flag held at Leeuwarden Air Base. The exercise runs two weeks in March and/or April depending on Easter.

Country Aircraft 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
France C-135FR TBC Yes Yes Yes No
Germany A310MRTT TBC Yes Yes Yes Yes
Italy KC-767A TBC Yes Yes Yes Yes
Netherlands KDC-10 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

In 2014 the Italian Air Force participated one week.

The exercise provides both the EART and Frisian Flag participants of AAR and enables the EART crews to complete their own training objectives.

EART 2018 participants:

Country: Aircraft: No. aircraft Squadron / Wing: Airbase: Comments:
France C-135FR / KC-135R 1 GRV 02.091 Istres  
Germany A310MRTT 1 BMVg Koln-Bonn  
Italy KC-767A 1 14° Stormo Pratica di Mare  
Netherlands KDC-10 1 334 squadron Eindhoven  
United States KC-135R/T 1 351st ARS? RAF Mildenhall?  
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