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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.

WIN! Tales from the Frontline E-Book!

With thanks to publisher Pen & Sword, we have an e-book copy of Tales from the Frontline by Ray Deacon

Closing Date: 15th July 2020

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Poland's New Look!

AIR International provides an overview of Poland’s ongoing drive to modernise its military aviation assets and looks ahead to the nation’s future endeavours.

Boeing grows RAF Wedgetail industry team

Leonardo, STS Aviation Services and Thales have been selected by Boeing to join a UK-based industry team that will deliver five E-7A Wedgetail airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft to the Royal Air Force (RAF).

Hong Kong Reopens to Transit Travellers

Starting from today (June 1), Hong Kong International is gradually resuming transit services to some passengers after they were suspended at the hub on March 25 in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Swedish Road Trip!

Sweden has taken a very different stance when it comes to the global coronavirus pandemic and in April the Swedish Air Force participated in a road operations exercise to demonstrate how it can maintain readiness even in times of great stress.

Upcoming Events

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.

California International Airshow 2020

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Salinas, United States

With aims to continue benefiting local charities, the California International Airshow is set to return in 2020 for its 38th annual show.

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.