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US to withdraw from Open Skies Treaty

The Trump administration has officially determined that the US will withdraw its involvement in the Open Skies Treaty in six months, citing alleged Russian violations of the agreement as the reason behind the move.

Air New Zealand Extends Network Reductions

Air New Zealand is extending its “minimal international operations” period through to August 31 in response to government travel restrictions and low demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Singapore to Allow Transit Through Changi

Travellers will gradually be allowed to transit through Changi Airport from June 2, as Singapore begins to lift restrictions imposed to stop the spread of COVID-19. The country’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAAS) said the decision is part of the state’s strategy to reopen transport to meet the needs of the economy.

US Navy receives 100th Poseidon

Boeing has delivered its 100th P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to the US Navy.

Saab to further support Swedish Sk 60 fleet

Saab has signed a multi-year maintenance agreement with the Swedish Armed Forces to provide further support to the air force’s Sk 60 jet trainer fleet.

UK Government Confirms Quarantine Measures

At today’s Downing Street press briefing, Priti Patel, the UK’s home secretary announced quarantine measures set to be introduced at the country’s border to protect against a second wave of COVID-19.

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Lightning Demo!

Combat Aircraft Journal meets Capt Kristin ‘BEO’ Wolfe, the 2020 US Air Force F-35A demonstration team pilot.

Additional Super Tucano for USAF

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and Embraer Defense & Security will deliver an additional A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft to the US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC).

ZIPAIR Tokyo to Launch Cargo-Only Flights

The low-cost start-up airline ZIPAIR Tokyo, has revealed plans to launch cargo-only flights between Tokyo/Narita and Bangkok/Suvarnabhumi from June 3. The Japan Airlines subsidiary – which was unveiled last year – originally planned to begin passenger services from the Japanese capital to Bangkok and Seoul this summer.

French, Finnish and Swedish fighters conduct combat training

Armeé de l’Air (French Air Force) Dassault Mirage 2000-5Fs – current deployed to Estonia – have conducted combat training with Finnish and Swedish multi-role fighter aircraft.