The Defense Ministry has decided to go ahead with an air show featuring Spanish, British and French stunt-flying teams, despite protests about safety stemming from a recent air show disaster in West Germany.

The Italian team involved in the Aug. 28 crash that killed 56 people will fly once over the Sept. 19 show, but it will not perform, air force spokesman Col. Juan Antonio Martinez-Ortiz said Thursday.Martinez-Ortiz said authorities had adopted new safety regulations for the show, planned as part of inauguration ceremonies for an air force combat wing of U.S.-built F-18A fighters at an air base in the city of Zaragoza.