- Air Force
The Royal Netherlands Air Force takes part in various international collaborative partnerships. Some of these are focussed on air transport capability. These partnerships lead to a more efficient utilization of aircraft and lower costs for maintenance and stationing, for instance.
The NATO Movement Coordination Europe (MCCE) is located at Eindhoven Air Base. The centre coordinates requests from all 23 participating nations for strategic military airlift of troops and materiel to deployment theatres, exercises and routine transports.
The European Air Transport Command (EATC) is a partnership between Belgium, Germany, France and The Netherlands. Its headquarters are based at Eindhoven Air Base, where they are in charge of the allocation of military transport assets and the mid-air refuelling, referred to as air-to-air refuelling.
The Netherlands is one of the countries participating in the Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) program. Its operational branch, the so-called Heavy Airlift Wing (HAW), has purchased 3 C-17 transport aircraft that are stationed at Papá Air Base in Hungary. The Netherlands has purchased 500 flying hours per year.
Personnel of the Royal Netherlands Air Force are posted to the European Air Group, based at High Wycombe (Great Britain). The Netherlands is one of the 7 nations participating in this platform. The aim of the seven participating nations is to improve the operational capability of their respective air forces in the execution of operations in pursuit of shared interests.
Strategic Airlift Interim Solution (SALIS) is an agreement between 18 NATO and EU nations and the Ruslan-Salis GmbH Company, that guarantees the lease of strategic airlift capability by Antonov-124 transport aircraft up to the year 2012.