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Latest Operations News
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.
Local Airdrop Training - Ready When the Mission “Drops”
27 MAR 2017 – PÁPA - - Every month the Heavy Airlift Wing conducts local airdrop training in one of the drop zones near Pápa Air Base. Key players in this training event are the Heavy Airlift Squadron and Aerial Port section of the Logistics Support Squadron.
Breaking New Ground - First SAC Mission to Timbuktu
17 JAN 2017 – PÁPA - - In late November 2016, SAC completed its first mission directly to Timbuktu in Mali. Previous missions have gone to Bamako, the capital of Mali. There the cargo has been transferred to other smaller Aircraft i.e C-130’s, for further transport to Timbuktu. The mission was carried out on request from Sweden, and the cargo consisted of personal equipment to the Swedish soldiers in the fifth rotation of the Swedish deployment in Mali.
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Latest Support News
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.
Boeing’s Internship Program Offers Hungarian Engineering Students an Opportunity to Work with the Strategic Airlift Capability C-17As
08 AUG 2016 – PÁPA - - As a contractor in support of the 12-nation Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC), Boeing provides the three SAC C-17A aircraft with on-site maintenance, engineering, and spares support. Thanks to an internship program initiated by Boeing Hungary, talented Hungarian engineering students have a unique opportunity to work with the C-17As at Pápa Air Base, the home of the SAC.
New Mission Monitoring and Scheduling System for the Heavy Airlift Wing
23 JUN 2016 – PÁPA - - In the complex world of military airlift, careful planning is always the key to successful mission execution. A new tool called the Mission Monitoring and Scheduling System (M2S2) enhances the mission planning process of the Heavy Airlift Wing (HAW), the operational unit of the 12-nation Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC).
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