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11 Sep. 2017

Strategic Airlift Capability conducts humanitarian relief efforts in the Caribbean

The Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) launched a humanitarian relief mission to the Caribbean in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.

8 Aug. 2016

NATO prepares major boost to aerial refueling capability

NATO is preparing a major boost to its ability to refuel aircraft in mid-air, with the signature of an agreement between the Netherlands and Luxembourg to acquire two Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (A330 MRTT) aircraft. The new tankers will be acquired on behalf of the participating nations and NATO. They can support NATO and European Union operations, as well as multinational and national ones.

9 Nov. 2015

Romania uses NATO airlift capability to transport burn victims for treatment

Romania has made use of a NATO airlift project to transport victims of a nightclub fire in Bucharest for treatment in the United Kingdom and Norway. Under NATO’s Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) project, Romania activated a C-17 aircraft, which flew from its base in Pápa, Hungary to Bucharest on Sunday (8 November 2015) to collect victims of a serious fire which took place on 30 October.

13 Nov. 2013

NATO Strategic Airlift brings relief to Typhoon ravaged Philippines

An Ilyushin Il-76 transport plane from NATO’s Strategic Airlift Interim Solution (SALIS) consortium took off from Billund, Denmark on Monday (11 November 2013) carrying humanitarian relief supplies bound for Tacloban City in the Philippines in wake of the devastating typhoon which hit the Asian nation last week.

20 May. 2011

NAMA hosts C-17 Virtual Fleet community’s annual meeting in Hungary

The Virtual Fleet (VF) Conference held on 12-17 May 2011 at Pápa Air Base, Hungary reunited executive level representatives of the NATO Airlift Management Agency (NAMA), the Heavy Airlift Wing (HAW), as well as from five of the C-17 owner nations that are members of the Virtual Fleet partnership, and the Boeing Company.

17 Sep. 2010

Humanitarian relief flights to Pakistan go on

An Antonov 124 transport aircraft arrived in Islamabad on 16 September , carrying around 100 tons of high energy biscuits donated by the World Food Programme (WFP). Departing from from Izmir in Turkey, the Antonov 124 was chartered under the multinational consortium of NATO countries SALIS (Strategic Airlift Interim Solution).

3 Feb. 2010

C17 conducts third humanitarian relief flight to Haiti

The Multinational Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) has conducted its third humanitarian relief mission to Haiti on 2 February 2010, flown by SAC’s operational arm, the Heavy Airlift Wing based in Pápa Air Base in Hungary.

18 Jan. 2010

SAC flies its first humanitarian relief flight to Haiti

The Multinational Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) has conducted a humanitarian relief mission to Haiti on 18 January 2010 delivering first-aid kits and supplies to help Haiti, whose capital Port-au-Prince has been devastated in a massive earthquake.

29 Sep. 2009

First strategic flight in support of ISAF

On 28 September 2009, the Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) conducted its first mission in support of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan. The first ISAF-related flight by SAC’s operational component, the Heavy Airlift Wing (HAW) based in Papa Airbase in Hungary, delivered materiel to Mazar-e Sharif, to supply Swedish troops in the Afghan theatre.

27 Jul. 2009

First C-17 plane welcomed at PAPA Airbase

On 27 July 2009, a ceremony took place at the Papa airbase in Hungary to welcome the arrival of a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III plane, the first of three acquired by the NATO Airlift Management Agency (NAMA) as part of the Strategic Airlift Capability initiative (SAC).

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