Baby born above the clouds

A healthy baby boy came into the world on flight LH543

On 26 July 2017 Lufthansa flight LH543 from Bogota to Frankfurt certainly didn’t go as expected for the crew and passengers on board. A 38 year-old woman from Bulgaria gave birth to a baby boy during the flight over the Atlantic. The mother and baby are both doing well. The time of the birth at 12:37 was normal – the place of birth rather not: The altitude above the North Atlantic was 39,000 feet at the time (about 11,800 meters) at a latitude of 49 degrees North, and a longitude of 21 degrees West.

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Brazilian Air Force C-295 Visits Royal Canadian Air Force Wings Across Canada

The Government of Canada is procuring 16 Airbus Defence and Space C-295W aircraft from Airbus. These aircraft will take over the search and rescue duties currently being done by six CC-115 Buffalo aircraft and 12 CC-130 legacy Hercules aircraft.

Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira) C-295

July 26, 2017 – Trenton, Ont. – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Member of Parliament for the Bay of Quinte, Neil R. Ellis welcomed a Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira) C-295 aircraft and crew to 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario today on behalf of the Minister of National Defence. The Brazilian aircrew visited three Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Wings while in Canada, stopping at 19 Wing Comox, British Columbia and 17 Wing Winnipeg, Manitoba, in addition to Trenton.

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New Machine Guns for Canadian Armed Forces

July 26, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

The Government of Canada is committed to providing the women and men of the Canadian Armed Forces with the equipment and training they need to do their jobs. To support this commitment, the Government of Canada will purchase 1148 new C6A1 FLEX General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG) from Colt Canada, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced today.

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Canadian Armed Forces teams complete the 2017 Nijmegen Marches

July 21, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Today marks the end of the 101st annual International Four Days Marches Nijmegen in the Netherlands. This year, more than 200 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members from across the country participated in the marching event, marking Canada’s 65th year of participation.

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Canadian Armed Forces deploying Edmonton-based soldiers for Operation LENTUS

Members of the Land Task Force – Pacific (LTF-P), alongside the RCMP, prepare for the returning population of Williams Lake, BC during OP LENTUS 17-04 on July 27, 2017.
Image By: Master Corporal Malcolm Byers, Wainwright Garrison Imaging

July 20, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are sending approximately 225 additional members to British Columbia to assist in the ongoing emergency response to the wildfires. This follows an additional Request for Federal Assistance from the RCMP.

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Operation NUNAKPUT 2017 concludes in Hay River, Northwest Territories

Deployed members of Joint Task Force (North) canoe down the Nahanni River located in the Nahanni National Reserve Park during Line Of Operation 3 during of Operation NUNAKPUT 2017, Northwest Territories, July 7th, 2017. Photo by: Petty Officer Second Class Belinda Groves, Task Force Imagery Technician.

July 20, 2017 – Yellowknife, N.W.T. – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have successfully concluded Operation NUNAKPUT 2017 after nearly four weeks of presence and domain operations across the Northwest Territories.

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Royal Air Force pilots test advanced weapons and software upgrades for Eurofighter Typhoon combat jet

A new package of advanced weapons, software and avionics enhancements for the Eurofighter Typhoon combat jet is being trialled by Royal Air Force Test and Evaluation pilots at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire, ahead of roll-out across the UK fleet. The work forms a major part of Project Centurion – the programme to ensure seamless transition of capability from the Tornado GR4 to Typhoon.

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LVNL and Aireon Sign Agreement to Evaluate Space-Based ADS-B in Dutch Airspace

Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL) will work on a concept of operations to improve efficiency in the Amsterdam Flight Information Region including the North Sea.

MCLEAN, VA (27 July 2017) – Aireon announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL), the Dutch Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP). LVNL operates the Amsterdam Flight Information Region (FIR), which extends above Dutch territory and a large part of the North Sea. LVNL will collaborate with Aireon to assess how space-based ADS-B can act as a more efficient and cost-effective secondary and contingency air traffic surveillance system in their terrestrial airspace.  In addition, it will investigate Aireon’s ability to provide real-time position updates in areas like the North Sea where LVNL has significant helicopter operations for oil and gas.

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