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December 06, 2008

Judge Halts Mesa's Plan To Rebrand go! As Aloha

What's In A Name? A Lot Of Sore Feelings

A federal bankruptcy judge has halted an audacious plan by Mesa Air Group to rebrand its Hawaiian inter-island service with the name of the carrier it helped drive into bankruptcy, and out of business.

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DoD Launches Most Complex Missile Defense Test to Date

Interceptor Strikes Target... But There Was A Glitch

The US military scored a badly-needed victory Friday in its quest to implement a full-scale ballistic missile defense shield. The Missile Defense Agency shot down a mock enemy missile, employing a synchronized network of sensors in what officials called the largest and most complex test of the missile defense system to date.

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Frasca AS350 FSTD Achieves Level 6 Qualification

Third Helicopter Sim To Meet New Part 60 Standard

Era Training Center in Lake Charles, LA received received Level 6 Qualification for its Frasca-built AS350 Flight Simulation Training Device (FSTD).

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Russia Suspends MiG-29 Ops After Siberian Fatal

Type Entered Service In 1983

The pilot of a Russian fighter jet was killed Friday when his MiG-29 Fulcrum crashed in Siberia... prompting government officials to temporarily suspend operations with the aircraft.

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NASA, ATK Conduct Successful Shuttle Motor Firing

Test Of 7+ Year-Old SRB Engine Also Helps Ares Program

NASA's Space Shuttle Program on Thursday successfully conducted a test firing of a space shuttle reusable solid rocket motor in Utah. The flight support motor, or FSM-15, burned for approximately 123 seconds, the same time each reusable solid rocket motor burns during an actual space shuttle launch.

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E-8C's New Engine Program Takes Off

JSTARs To Fly With More-Efficient Turbofans

America's eye in the sky, the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, or Joint STARS, will soon be faster, quieter, more efficient and more operationally effective with a major engine upgrade effort now underway at Hanscom AFB in Massachusetts.

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Embraer Welcomes New E-Jet Operator In Israel

E-195 Was Previously Delivered To Air Europa

Embraer welcomed Arkia Israeli Airlines to its E-Jets customer family on Thursday. The airline will operate one Embraer 195, formerly operated by Air Europa, from Tel Aviv to major Mediterranean and European destinations.

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Arianespace To Launch California-Built ViaSat-1

Ka-band Satellite To Fly Onboard Ariane 5 In 2011

This week, Arianespace CEO Jean-Yves Le Gall and Mark Dankberg, Chairman and CEO of ViaSat Inc., announced they have signed the launch Service & Solutions contract for the ViaSat-1 broadband communications satellite.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.06.08)

Aero-Linx!

Welcome to the 306th Bombardment Wing (McCoy AFB) web site. Their primary goals are to maintain a legacy of our past and to nurture a 306th Bomb Wing Reunion Association for annual get togethers. The website also promotes camaraderie amongst all members of B-52/KC-135 outfits, involved in the South East Asia conflict, who deployed to Guam, Okinawa and Thailand.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.06.08): Shepherd Moons

Aero-Terms!

Moons which gravitationally confine ring particles.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.06.08)

"I don't think anyone is sensitive who's involved in this settlement. If this isn't approved, are people from Yucaipa going to lose their health benefits and their jobs? There hasn't been enough time for people to react... How about all the people whose lives were devastated in this case? Doesn't that count? Is it just the money?"

Source: Federal bankruptcy court Judge Lloyd King, berating Mesa Air Group and The Yucaipa Companies this week for their agreement that would allow Mesa to rename its struggling go! Airlines operation as Aloha... the name of the 61-year-old airline Mesa helped drive out of business earlier this year.

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