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RAF A400M flies 22 Hours nonstop from the United Kingdom to Guam

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RAF A400M flies 22 Hours nonstop from the United Kingdom to Guam

A Royal Air Force Brize Norton A400M Atlas aircraft flew the longest flight ever by this aircraft type to kick off the RAF deployment for Exercise Mobility Guardian 23.

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On July 3, the Atlas took off from RAF Brize Norton and traveled 22 hours nonstop to Guam while receiving three refueling breaks along the way—once over the Atlantic, once over Alaska, and finally over the Pacific Ocean. The Atlas flew through the Arctic ice cap and passed nearer to the North Pole than any other aircraft of this type had ever done before during the course of the mission.

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A Voyager from 10/101 Sqn flying from the UK completed the first refuelling, and a second Voyager operating from the US Air Force‘s Eielson Airbase in Alaska completed the second and third refuelings. The Atlas will join the exercise upon its arrival in Guam, along with an RAF Voyager, members of the Tactical Medical Wing, and other supporting staff from around the RAF. The RAF detachment will be joined by aircraft and people from Australia, Canada, France, Japan, and New Zealand in addition to the US aircraft participating in Mobility Guardian.

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The exercise is the most recent illustration of the value the UK places on this area, and it spans from Northern Australia to Japan and then across the Pacific to Hawaii. The exercise’s goal is for the participating nations to advance their knowledge and abilities in interoperability, enabling them to deliver air power when necessary and get around the idea of “The Tyranny of Distance.”

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Austrian Ministry of Defense selects the C-390 Millennium as its new military transport aircraft

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Embraer Concludes Flight Tests for Firefighting Capability for the C-390 Millennium

The Austrian Ministry of Defense announced today the decision to select the C-390 Millennium aircraft as its new tactical transport solution. Embraer is honored to be chosen to support this important Air Force in Europe.

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Austria joins Brazil, Portugal, Hungary, and the Netherlands as the future operators of the C-390 Millennium multi-mission platform, an aircraft that is rapidly redefining the standards of tactical transport in the world defense market.

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Embraer is ready to support the Austrian Ministry of Defense and Air Force in order to meet the demanding requirements of their acquisition process and is prepared to further strengthen the relationship with this nation.

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U.S. F-35 Fighter Jet Missing in South Carolina, and Asks Public for Help

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U.S. F-35 Fighter Jet Missing in South Carolina, and Asks Public for Help

A US fighter jet went missing in South Carolina during a training mishap. According to US military officials, the search for his missing aircraft was centered on two lakes north of North Charleston.

At around 2 p.m. (local time), the pilot evacuated and safely parachuted into a North Charleston neighborhood. He was transferred to a nearby hospital, where he was in stable condition.

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Military officials appealed to the public for assistance with finding the aircraft on Twitter.

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Authorities stated that they are currently looking into the cause of the pilot’s ejection. According to Salinas, the pilot of a second F-35 made a safe landing at Joint Base Charleston. The pilots and their aircraft were part of the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, which is stationed in Beaufort, which is close to the Atlantic coast of South Carolina.

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According to base authorities, they were conducting a search over two lakes to the north of Charleston in collaboration with federal aviation authorities. Each of the aircraft, made by Lockheed Martin, cost about USD 80 million.

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A Flight to Freedom: How Qatar Airways Helped Save a Lion’s Life

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Reuben’s Second Chance: From a Cage in Romania to African Wilderness

Imagine sitting in a small cage for 6 years. Would you rather enjoy life or give it up? One of the Lions was living alone in Romania and stopped roaring after being left alone in the cage with no other animals nearby.

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Qatar Airways assists this lion in living its second life by transporting it from Romania to an African forest where he can enjoy the rest of his life with other lions.

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The CEO of ADI (Animal Defender International) Wildlife Sanctuary, John Kramer, in South Africa, took the initiative to bring these lions back from Romania. The entire purpose of this Sanctuary is to give back to these animals from circuses, animals who have never seen their native land, animals who have never walked on grass, lived in tiny cages bare balls, never had the sun on their backs, and all they’ve done is sit in a box to entertain humans and have never experienced anything of their natural life.

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The goal of ADI Wildlife Sanctuary is to give them back as close to the life they lost as possible, which is why they have such large habitats. The reason is that he was born in a privately owned zoo in Armenia, and the family decided to close the zoo and have the animals removed, leaving him behind. He’s been alone for 6 years, and he’s actually stopped roaring.

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They were out of options for a flight out of Armenia for Reuben due to the size of the crate and they didn’t know what they were going to do until Qatar Airways cargo stepped in and not only said that they would arrange the flights and bring in the special aircraft, but their We Care Programme paid for Ruben’s flight. They’ve been able to begin moving out and are so happy to get up Airways cargo for allowing Reuben to live the life he lost.

What they hope to accomplish for Ruben today in the habitat here is for him to hear the voices of other lions, and he will hear a lot of lion voices here, which will give him a second shot at life. The team is overjoyed because this battered Old Lion King will be walking on African soil for the first time, and the magic of him being back where he belongs, where his forefathers came from, and with his own kind again, but he will see them, hear them, smell them, he will literally be home, and he will spend the rest of his life in Freedom.

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