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"Open Skies": aircraft in Europe, USA and Russia

Between October 7 and 11

Under the "Open Skies Treaty", on October from 7 to 10, a group of Russian inspectors carries out observation flights over Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

A joint mission of Germany and the United States is also underway, between October 7 and 11, which provides observation flights over Russia on board a Swedish Saab 340B aircraft from the Kubinka air station. The flight will be carried out along a route agreed with Moscow and Russian specialists will be on board the aircraft to monitor compliance with the provisions of the agreement.

"Open Skies" is an agreement signed in March 1992 in Helsinki by 24 member Nations of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The main objectives are transparency, crisis prevention and cooperation between countries. The treaty establishes a program of aerial surveillance flights on the territory of the participants. Currently the document presents more than 30 signatory States (see AVIONEWS).

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency