The first Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft procured by six NATO Allies and the European Defence Agency arrived at its main operating base in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, providing them with strategic tanker and transport capabilities.
The first Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft procured by NATO and the European Defence Agency (EDA) arrived at its main operating base in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, on Tuesday, 30 June 2020. The aircraft is part of the Multinational Multirole Tanker and Transport Fleet (MMF), which will boost participating Allies’ ability to quickly respond to emergencies in multiple domains, including medical evacuation. The fleet consists of eight Airbus A330 MRTT aircraft, which will be delivered between 2020 and 2024, and is managed by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA). It provides Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Norway with strategic tanker and transport capabilities. This project will substantially increase European capacity in air-to-air refuelling, and is an example of effective cooperation between NATO and the European Union in the delivery of critical defence capabilities. Sharing resources enables participating nations to get access to state-of-the-art capabilities that would be difficult or impossible to procure individually. Footage includes shots of the MRTT aircraft arriving and landing at the Eindhoven airport, shots of the aircraft’s Commander and crew, shots inside the aircraft and various external shots of the aircraft.
(00:00) SHOTS OF ALLIED AND MRTT FLAGS WAVING IN THE AIR
(00:07) VARIOUS SHOTS - MRTT AIRCRAFT ARRIVING AND LANDING AT EINDHOVEN AIRPORT
(00:40) MRTT AIRCRAFT TAXIING AT EINDHOVEN AIRPORT
(01:55) UP CLOSE SHOTS OF THE MRTT AIRCRAFT
(02:15) VARIOUS SHOTS – MULTINATIONAL AIR FORCE STAFF
(02:42) MRTT AIRCRAFT PILOTS DESCENDING FROM THE AIRCRAFT
(03:03) VARIOUS SHOTS OF THE MRTT AIRCRAFT
(03:25) MRTT PILOTS POSING TOGETHER IN FRONT OF THE AIRCRAFT
(03:31) UP CLOSE SHOT OF COMMANDER JURGEN VAN DER BIEZEN
(03:35) UP CLOSE SHOTS OF THE MRTT AIRCRAFT
(03:50) SHOTS INSIDE THE AIRCRAFT’S MAIN CABIN
(03:59) SHOTS OUTSIDE THE AIRCRAFT
(04:02) SHOTS INSIDE THE AIRCRAFT’S COCKPIT
(04:13) VARIOUS SHOTS OF THE BACK SIDE OF THE AIRCRAFT
(04:37) COMMANDER JURGEN VAN DER BIEZEN RECEIVING A COMMEMORATIVE PLATE FOR THE ARRIVAL OF THE FIRST MRTT AIRCRAFT
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