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Latest Operations News
Strategic Airlift Capability Supports Exercise Saber Guardian 2017
24 JUL 2017 – PÁPA - - The Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) supported Exercise Saber Guardian with two C-17’s conducting air drop and air land operations in Bulgaria and Romania, 13-23 July.
Change of command at the Heavy Airlift Wing
06 JUL 2017 – PÁPA - - At a ceremony on the Strategic Airlift Capability premises at Pápa Air Base, Colonel Bjørn Gohn-Hellum assumed command of the Heavy Airlift Wing.
Strategic Airlift Capability Pays Tribute to Fallen Hungarian Soldiers
26 APR 2017 – PÁPA - - On Wednesday 12 April, the Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) conducted a local low-level training mission to support the commemoration ceremony for Hungarian soldiers killed in an aircraft accident that occurred in Jutaspuszta near Veszprém on that same date in 1941.
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Latest Support News
Strategic Airlift Capability Acquires C-17 Simulator
08 AUG 2017 – PÁPA - - The 12 Nations of the Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) recently confirmed that the SAC program will acquire a C-17 Weapon Systems Trainer Simulator. The simulator will be built on Pápa Air Base and will provide the Heavy Airlift Wing increased flexibility and proficiency training options over the next 20 years.
Strategic Airlift Capability Receives First Permanent C-17 Engine
19 JUN 2017 – PÁPA - - The SAC Program have received delivery of its first-ever permanently stationed C-17 engine. The 11-million dollar Pratt and Whitney F117 engine, which is the most expensive single piece of a C-17, gives the SAC the capability to replace an entire engine on the C-17, usually within 24 hours.
Strategic Airlift Capability Opens New C-17 Hangar Complex at Pápa Air Base
17 NOVEMBER 2016 – PÁPA - - Earlier this year, the personnel of the 12-nation Heavy Airlift Wing (HAW), the NATO Airlift Management Program Office (NAM PO) and Boeing moved into a new custom-designed C-17 hangar complex at Pápa Air Base. On 17 November they hosted the Grand Opening ceremony.
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