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December 18, 2012

Delta Bets Big On Virgin Territories

Delta Bets Big On Virgin Territories

A 'Gentleman’s C+’

A 'Gentleman’s C+’

Calling Dr. Tweak

Calling Dr. Tweak

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Delta Bets Big On Virgin Territories

Delta Bets Big On Virgin Territories

In 2008, when slot values at London Heathrow Airport were at their peak, Continental Airlines paid more than $200 million to acquire four landing slot-pairs. Four years later, Delta Air Lines has struck a deal to acquire 49% of Virgin Atlantic—which controls 44 long-haul landing slot pairs at Heathrow—from Singapore Airlines for the bargain-basement price of $360 million.

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A 'Gentleman’s C+’

A 'Gentleman’s C+’

A&D executives rate themselves on coping with developing leaders

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Calling Dr. Tweak

Calling Dr. Tweak

Improving on the original

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Heathrow Reshuffling

Heathrow Reshuffling

Delta's stake in Virgin adds another hurdle in the airline alliances’ race to co-locate

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Retirement Age

Retirement Age

Pentagon, lawmakers spar over aircraft basing decisions

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LAUNCH VEHICLES

Blaze of Glory

Antares component that failed twice is still not cleared for ISS-cargo flights

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LAUNCH VEHICLES

BRIZ BREAKDOWN

London Washington Thales Alenia Space and Gazprom Space Systems are confident that efforts to recover Russia’s Yamal 402 Ku-band commercial telecom satellite will succeed, but it remains unclear how much of the spacecraft’s 15-year service life will be lost.

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LAUNCH VEHICLES

Effect, No Cause

RL10 performance was nominal in last week’s launch as investigators acknowledge fuel leak in fall mission

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MISSILE DEFENSE

Beyond Kinetic Kill

Israel eyes successors to Stunner and Tamir

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MISSILE DEFENSE

No Follow-Through

North Korea’s first satellite appears unstable; U.S. lawmakers seek more missile defense funds

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