Bombardier Challenger 605 of the Luxembourg Air Rescue; Credit: LAR

The European Air Transport Command (EATC) has announced in a press release that Luxembourg Air Rescue (LAR) recently provided it with an additional aeromedical evacuation asset: a Bombardier Challenger 605.

On 28 October 2021, LAR offered a Bombardier Challenger 605 to the EATC. Only one day later, Germany urgently requested the asset to evacuate two patients from Niamey back to Hamburg and EATC executed the mission without delay on 30 October 2021.

The EATC is a multinational command, headquartered in Eindhoven air base in the Netherlands, and has over 170 assets located at the national air bases across seven EU member states. Luxembourg joined in 2012 and has an Airbus A400M military aircraft from the Luxembourg Army offered as part of EATC missions worldwide.

Colonel Christian Guntsch, Head of EATC Mission Control, monitored the mission and complimented on the new asset. “This Challenger 605 completes perfectly EATC’s aeromedical evacuation portfolio. It offers a large operational flexibility, as well as more efficiency and effectiveness”.