Supporting NATO’s Rapid Air Mobility process to move essential items quickly across Europe

An ambulance is parked near the rear exit of an Alenia C-27J Spartan military cargo plane from the Bulgarian Air Force that landed on a military airbase during a drill.

With the COVID-19 outbreak placing great strain on national infrastructures in Europe and beyond, the North Atlantic Council agreed to implement NATO’s Rapid Air Mobility (RAM) process.

RAM makes it easier to move essential items, such as vital medical supplies, injured people and key personnel, by air as quickly as possible and in a coordinated manner.

EUROCONTROL, as Network Manager, will play a key role in prioritising flights carrying needed supplies and thus minimize the impact of COVID-19 on Europe’s citizens.