Question for Aifos:
Did the German govt ask all AMC carriers to stop using Rhein-Main for troop movements to KWI? My friend is a carrier rep and ATC controller in FRA
and told me AA
for tech stops and crew change, but all others such as ATA and World use FRA
Also while PRG
authorities have strict regulations as you mentioned for these tech stops-it is inevitable that sooner or later, (if not already), there will be an aircraft grounded for 24hours for MX
, or crew. At this point the carrier would be responsible for accomodating the troops-which would most likely require them going into terminal.
Just a couple of months ago there was an incident in SNN
when an ATA L10 had a mechanical there and the troops were taken to a hotel in Limerick. 1 or 2 soldiers went into town, (in their uniforms), to get $ from an ATM-the local police stopped and detained them as it is Irish law that no foreign troops can wear uniforms in that country without permission from the ministry of defense.
Some military units, (Guard or Reserve), are aware of this possibility and require troops to travel on charter flights in civilian clothing.