The Value of Common Air Transport Training – A Glance at the European Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Course

The Value of Common Air Transport Training A Glance at the European Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Course By Lieutenant Colonel Roberto Paviotti, ITA AF, JAPCC Introduction In a changing and unpredictable security environment, the quest for higher quantity and quality of allied military capabilities is a logical one. However, despite widespread austerity and limited defence…

Preparing for a ‘Single European Sky’ – Military Prompted to Adapt to Future Air Traffic Management

Preparing for a ‘Single European Sky’ Military Prompted to Adapt to Future Air Traffic Management By Lieutenant Colonel Remus Lacatus, ROU AF, EUROCONTROL Introduction Over the last 20 years, the European Union’s (EU) liberalisation of the internal market for air services and the substantial growth of demand in air transport have resulted in the significant…

Europe’s Strategic Airlift Gap

Europe’s Strategic Airlift Gap Quantifying the Capability Gap and Measuring Solutions By Major Lee Hages, USA AF, Chief Core Joint Forces Air Component Exercise Branch, ­Allied Air Command, Ramstein Air Base, Germany Introduction The identity, mission, and requirements of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) have been evolving since the end of the Cold War.…

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft!

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft! A Paradigm Shift for Theatre and Tactical Level Logistics in Asymmetric Conflicts? By Lieutenant Colonel Erik van de Ven, NLD AF, JAPCC Introduction A decade ago unmanned aircraft were a virtually ­unknown phenomenon. Today, thousands are in use worldwide and the use for military and civil applications is growing very fast. One…