EAT / DHL
EAT started its operations in 1971 as an air taxi service with small turboprop airplanes. The passenger operations expanded and in 1976 EAT had an agreement with SABENA for regular passenger flights to Eindhoven, Cologne, Düsseldorf and Luxemburg with a Fairchild Metro.
It is only in 1985, after 14 years of existence, that EAT expanded its activities to cargo operations with a temporary contract with DHL Worlwide Express.
Due to this successful cooperation, in 1986 EAT became a permanent DHL airline company for Europe and later on also for Africa and the Middle East with Metro II and Convair aircraft.
In the beginning of the 90s, EAT introduced the B727 and by the end of the decade, the Airbus A300 B4 joined the fleet, as well as the B757 in 2000.
In 2002, DHL Worldwide Express merged with Deutsche Post, Danzas and Postbank to create the new yellow and red DHL EAT livery we know today.
In 2005 EAT announced the opening of a new hub in Leipzig, Germany.
Today, after over 40 years of existence, EAT remains a major stakeholder in cargo operations with pilot bases in Brussels and Leipzig, both represented by BeCA and, for our German colleagues, also by VC through a mutual agreement.
EAT has a fleet of 18 A300-600 and 11 B757-200 flown by 100 pilots based in Brussels and 200 based in Leipzig.