Project Profile

  • Pápa Air Base Facilities Management

    Specialized Military Support

    Nothing is more important than saving lives in times of crisis, be it military or humanitarian. To provide fast air transport of equipment and personnel for relief operations, NATO established the Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) in 2008.

    A multinational program that provides its 10 member nations and two Partnership of Peace members – Hungary, Bulgaria, Estonia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, the United States, Finland and Sweden – with assured access to military airlift capability, SAC owns and operates three Boeing C-17A Globemaster III long-range cargo aircraft at the Hungarian Defence Forces (HDF) Pápa Air Base, the main operating air base located in Central Europe



    Date:  2016 - Present

    Location:  Pápa, Hungary

    Client:  NATO

    Category:  Facilities Management

    Alongside Hungarian subcontractor PQS International, our European division, ATCO Frontec Europe, supports the SAC program with bundled facilities management services.

    Since November 2016, we have been providing support and maintenance for Hangar One, one of the most advanced aircraft maintenance buildings in the world with approximately 990,279 ft2 of floor space. Hangar One can receive three 77-tonne C-17s, which are owned, operated, and maintained by NATO, Boeing, and the Hungarian military.

    To help the organization deliver necessary and timely help to those who need them, we developed a multi-faceted site services package for the contingency air base that include:

    • Maintenance of all facilities, structures, systems, and equipment
    • Responsive / corrective maintenance
    • Regular preventive maintenance
    • Provision and operation of a computer-aided Facility Management system
    • Landscaping
    • Furniture management
    • Support and maintenance for specialized equipment
    • Cleaning services
    • Waste management services, including HAZMAT
    • Snow and ice control
    • Pest control
    • 24/7 helpdesk function
    • Minor works projects
    • Administrative services