NATO Activates Air Mobility Initiative To Fight COVID-19
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April 7, 2020 - by Tony Osborne for aviationweek.com
A NATO initiative to speed up military reinforcement by air has been activated to support Europe's battle against the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The Rapid Air Mobility (RAM) initiative—declared operational in October 2019—is the result of a collaboration between NATO and air traffic management agency Eurocontrol to remove constraints to military airlift flights.
RAM was originally developed as a means of getting equipment, supplies and personnel to the farthest reaches of the alliance such as the Baltic States in times of crisis when there is still commercial traffic crowding the skies or for peacetime exercises.
When activated, the scheme prioritizes...
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