NEWS

Strategic Airlift Capability campus to be extended with new Combined Aerial Port Facility

Nov 8 2022

Pápa, 9 November 2022 - Strabag country manager Imre Etl and NATO Airlift Management Programme Manager Gregory Clark broke ground at a building site, which is going to replace the SAC's interim cargo facility with a state-of-the-art permanent solution.


Heavy Airlift Wing trained on standard European ground handling

Oct 27 2022

Pápa, 27 October 2022 – Hungarian Defence Forces Pápa Air Base and the Heavy Airlift Wing (HAW) together hosted the European Air Transport Command’s (EATC) Advanced Combined Air Terminal Training (ACATT). The course’s ultimate aim is to standardize military ground terminal operations across Europe.


15,000 visitors in one day inside SAC C-17 at Swedish Armed Forces Airshow

Sep 9 2022

The Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) honored its commitment to participate at two airshows a year with representing the programme in Uppsala, at the Swedish Armed Forces' Airshow on 27 August.


SAC trains at Swedish offsite location

Sep 8 2022

A Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) C-17 and crew spent a week training on airdrops with cargo and personnel, loading oversized cargo and practicing ground to air defensive maneuvers in the Luleå area of Member Nation Sweden.


Romania aids France battling wildfires with SAC transport

Aug 12 2022

Romania is using the Strategic Airlift Capability to send firefighters, special vehicles, and other means of intervention to France, where wildfires near Bordeaux have already destroyed 7,400 hectares and forced 10,000 people to leave their homes.


SAC C-17 a favorite in one of world's largest airshows

Jul 18 2022

Fairford, 18 July 2022 - Over 30,000 people walked through an open Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) C-17 last weekend as it was one of the hit sensations at UK's Royal International Air Tattoo, RIAT.


Heavy Airlift Wing welcomes new squadron commanders

Jun 23 2022

The multinational unit bid farewell to an American, a Dutch, and a Swedish squadron commander and welcomed another American, another Swedish, and a Norwegian one.


SAC completes 3000th mission

May 13 2022

The Strategic Airlift Capability has completed its 3,000th mission in its 13-year history. In 13 years, all 12 Member Nations had significant missions carried out, and frequenting mission destinations changed together with history.


SAC conducts joint Emergency Response Exercise

Apr 26 2022

Pápa, 26 April 2022 - Hungarian Defense Forces Pápa Air Base together with Hungarian Ambulance Services and Hungarian Firefighting Services held an Emergency Response Exercise with the Strategic Airlift Capability and one of its C-17-s in focus.


SAC C-17 delivers supplies to Ukraine on behalf of Lithuania

Feb 13 2022

Pápa, ​13 February 2022 - One of our three C-17-s landed today in Kiev, Ukraine delivering cargo for the Ukrainian Army on behalf of our Member Nation Lithuania.


SAC meets the public at Kecskemét Inernational Airshow in Hungary

Aug 29 2021

Kecskemét, 28-29 August 2021 - SAC staff greeted aviation enthusiast and distinguished visitors during its static C-17 display at the International Kecskemét Airshow organized by the Hungarian Defense Forces.


SAC conducts evacuation missions from Kabul, Afghanistan

Aug 27 2021

Pápa, 27 August 2021 - The 12-nation crew of the Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) evacuated 2,299 people from Kabul, Afghanistan in 14 missions.