September 4, 2012

DEPARTMENTS

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PIONEERING SPACE

Above All, A Pilot

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After reading the enthusiastic and emphatic comments on Alaska Airlines customer service made by airline analyst Raymond Neidl in a recent Up Front column (AW&ST Aug. 6, p. 12), I must ask when was the last time he flew on that carrier? My lengthy trip from San Francisco-Seattle-Anchorage-Kodiak last May was a nightmare due to the complete lack of customer service.
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Giorgio Zappa (see photo), former chief operating officer of Finmeccanica, has become CEO of Italian aerospace company Vitrociset. He succeeds Antonio Bontempi, who will remain head of operations. Gen. (ret) Mario Arpino is retiring as chairman.
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PIONEERING SPACE

Above All, A Pilot

An engineer and an icon, Neil Armstrong was foremost an aviator whose flight log was punctuated with drama and skill

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PIONEERING SPACE

Early Promise

Curiosity starts trekking toward the target-rich slopes of Mount Sharp

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DEFENSE

High-Tech Quiver

Israel to test more robust anti-missile system

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New Bedfellows

Obscure unit in Northrop cements partnerships to chase small niche markets

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Cost of Uncertainty

Pentagon multi-year plans roiled by budget gridlock

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ILA 2012

Transition Management

German aerospace shifts to commercial focus but hopes to retain core capabilities

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Berlin Center Stage

Both Lufthansa and Air Berlin are making Germany’s capital city the site for aggressive growth initiatives

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Movie Set

Berlin’s new airport should have opened long ago— now the air show has it all to itself

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