The European Air Transport Fleet (EATF) partnership signed by 19 Member States and Norway in 2011 under the auspices of the European Defence Agency is aimed at improving the military airlift provision in the EU and developing concrete solutions to increase its efficiency and effectiveness.

The development of a Diplomatic Clearances Technical Arrangement (DIC TA) started immediately under the EATF umbrella, and in 2012 signatures were achieved. The arrangement describes harmonised procedures for overflights and landings (including a standard Form V) and enables Member States to operate without the need to submit diplomatic clearances requests for each flight.

Ever since the implementation of the original DIC TA, more and more Member States join the arrangement. Curently, the following participants have signed:

AT, BE, BG, CY, CZ, DE, EL, FI, FR, IT, LT, LU, LV, NL, NO, PL, RO, SE, SI, SK

The EDA Ad Hoc Working Group (AHWG) Diplomatic Clearances that developed the original TA has also developed an amendment, adopted in 2017, and continues to work on the further expansion and improvement of the arrangement.

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