European Air Transport

European Air Transport N.V. / S.A. (EAT ) was a Belgian cargo airline. The 2010 resolution and of the European Air Transport Leipzig GmbH (EAT Leipzig) recorded subsidiary of Deutsche Post AG conducted mainly cargo flights for Deutsche Post subsidiary DHL in Europe, as well as charter flights for British Airways World Cargo and Lufthansa Cargo.


The airline was founded in 1971 by the two pilots Pirlot de Corbion and Dessain and adopted in the same year with two aircraft, a Beechcraft Queen Air and a Gardan Horizon, their air taxi flight service on. In the aftermath EAT expanded and went 1985 a contractual relationship with DHL Worldwide Express one. The cooperation between EAT and DHL was so successful that in 1986 it decided DHL to integrate the airline in the DHL group, and so EAT was the main cargo aircraft for DHL in Europe and Africa. On 19 January 1993 EAT was a member of IATA and received in the same year permission for the transport of dangerous goods and live animals. With the 2002 completed the acquisition of DHL by the German postal EAT was a subsidiary of Deutsche Post AG. End of 2009, it employed more than 500 employees.

In 2008, the airline gave the majority of aircraft maintenance to the EAT Leipzig at Leipzig / Halle Airport. The EAT Leipzig, who initially did not have their own fleet of aircraft, initially only took over the maintenance of the cargo planes. The airline was established in 2010 in Brussels, so until then the Belgian aircraft registration remained. In 2010, the approval of EAT Leipzig was as carriers.

After transmission of the flight stuff stock of other companies have seen the effects of the merger agreement dated 10 February 2010 resolution of the European Air Transport NV The company was picked up by the European Air Transport Leipzig GmbH and merged with this. Airline codes and callsign were transferred to EAT Leipzig. In Brussels, a branch of EAT Leipzig remains the only maintenance will still take a small extent.


At the turn of 2009/2010, the former derived from the Irish airline Air Contractors aircraft were transferred back to this back. In March 2010, followed by 11 cargo planes that were transferred to the EAT Leipzig.

Prior to the transfer of aircraft - in early December 2009, an Airbus A300 was scrapped, three more went to Air Contractors - was the fleet of European Air Transport Brussels in November 2009 from 26 cargo planes:

  • 03 Airbus A300B4 - 103F
  • 12 Airbus A300B4 - 203F
  • 01 Boeing 757- 23APF
  • 10 Boeing 757- 236SF