HAW reaches 6,000 flight hours
After 29 months of operation by the multinational Heavy Airlift Wing team, U.S. Air Force Major Brian Nicosia and his flightcrew passed the 6,000 flight-hours milestone of C-17 Globemaster IIIs assigned to Papa Air Base, Hungary.

PAPA AIR BASE, Hungary -- After 29 months of operation by the multinational Heavy Airlift Wing team, U.S. Air Force Major Brian Nicosia and his flightcrew passed the 6,000 flight-hours milestone of C-17 Globemaster IIIs assigned to Papa Air Base, Hungary.

The aircraft crew was on its way towards Ankara, Turkey, on a Polish mission on the afternoon of Dec. 9 when they reached the milestone. The latest one thousand flight hours were flown in a three-month time period.

The HAW at Papa AB provides strategic airlift capability through a cooperative effort of 12 nations: Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden and the United States.

Since the delivery of the first aircraft in July 2009, the HAW has now flown more than 6,000 flight-hours delivering more than 27,000 tons of cargo and more than 14,000 passengers in six continents. More information about the HAW is available at www.heavyairliftwing.org.
 

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