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London City Reveals Return Plans

London City Airport has announced plans to resume commercial operations from the end of June. The restart comes after the facility halted all flights due to the COVID-19 pandemic on March 25.

Babcock selects GlobalRanger for Australian special forces bid

Babcock Australia has down-selected Bell’s 429 GlobalRanger as its bidding platform in the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF’s) search for a new special operations helicopter under Project LAND 2097 Phase 4.

Vancouver for X-Plane Released

Aerosoft has announced CYVR - Vancouver International Airport XP is now available as a download for X-Plane 11.

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Backing Broncos!

Blue Air Training is one of the expanding numbers of contractor air support companies in the US that are helping the military with its readiness requirements. Combat Aircraft Journal meets the company during operations at Yuma, Arizona, as it rolled out its new OV-10 Broncos.

RAF Typhoons intercept Russian Il-20M near Lithuania

Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4s – currently deployed to Lithuania in support of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing (BAP) mission – have carried out their first intercept of a Russian military aircraft.

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Combat Aircraft Journal July 2020

Welcome to Combat Aircraft Journal July 2020

Aviation Industry Blasts Quarantine Plans Ahead of Launch Next Week

The home secretary, Priti Patel has confirmed to MPs that the government’s 14-day quarantine plans will come into force on Monday (June 8) as planned. Speaking in the Commons this afternoon, Patel said that the country is “now more vulnerable to infections being brought in from abroad”.

Transport Minister Grilled by MPs Over BA Job Losses

UK transport minister, Kelly Tolhurst has said the Job Retention Scheme (JRS) was “not designed” to allow companies to put their workers on furlough, only to then serve them with a notice of redundancy.

‘Black Knights’ accept seventh F-35C

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314 (VMFA-314) “Black Knights” welcomed its seventh Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, California, on May 18.

Delta's 'Mad Dogs' Make Early Exit

Delta Air Lines has operated its final McDonnell Douglas MD-88 and MD-90 scheduled flights ahead of the type’s retirement. The final MD-90 service – aptly numbered DL90 – arrived in Atlanta from Houston on June 2 and the last MD-88 rotation returned from Washington/Dulles shortly after.

Upcoming Events

Mid-Atlantic World War II Weekend 2020

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Reading, United States

An event which sees the gathering of historic aircraft, mainly warbirds, at Reading Regional Airport, Pennsylvania, returns on this years airshow calendar.

Scott AFB Airshow 2020

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Scott Air Force Base, United States

The Scott AFB Airshow is returning this year, giving visitors an insight into the work done by the US Air Force.

English Riveria (Torbay) Airshow 2020

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Paignton, United Kingdom

The Torbay (English Riveria) Airshow is returning for its fourth year, with organisers promising the show will be "bigger and better".

Selfridge ANGB Open House & Airshow 2020

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Harrison charter Township, United States

As a "thank you" to the local community of Detroit, Michigan, Selfridge ANGB will host an Open House & Airshow in 2020.