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Latest Operations News
Strategic Airlift Capability Conducts Joint Airdrop Training
06 FEB 2018 – PÁPA - - The airdrop capability of the Heavy Airlift Wing is often requested by the member nations of the Strategic Airlift Capability. To ensure Heavy Airlift Wing aircrews remain current air drop training is performed regularly.
Off Station Training 2017 – Strategic Airlift Capability Supports Exercise Swift Response II
18 OCT 2017 – PÁPA - - In mid-October Strategic Airlift Capability supported Exercise Swift Response 17-2, while simultaneously completing the Off Station Training for 2017. A team of aircrew, command and control personnel and flying crew chiefs were deployed to Aviano Air Base in Italy, 10 to 13 October.
Strategic Airlift Capability Supported Exercise Aurora 17
02 OCT 2017 – PÁPA - - In September the Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) supported the Swedish Armed Forces Exercise Aurora 17. One SAC C-17 was deployed to Sweden to support with air transports during the exercise, 12 to 28 October.
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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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