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May 22, 2010

Air India Airliner Down In Mangalore. 158 Dead

Reports Indicate The Airplane Overshot The Runway On Landing

An Air India Express B737-800 carrying 167 passengers, including 4 infants, and 6 crew has overshot the runway on landing at Mangalore airport, and at least 60 people are feared dead, though details are sketchy.

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NextGen Summit: Cleared Direct? Lots Of Work To Do

But AOPA Tells 'Em, With A Smile, GA's Already Been There

Special to ANN: Drew Steketee Reports From Washington  "We're in deployment. We're making it happen," said FAA's Vincent Capezzuta, director of Surveillance and Broadcast Services in ATO.

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BA Racks Up Record Losses Of $765 Million

Airline Still Says It Hopes To Break Even This Year

Struggling British Airways' financial woes are showing little sign of easing, as the carrier posted a record pre-tax loss of $765 million over the past 12 months.

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Calling It A Career: American Eagle President And CEO Announces Retirement Plans

AMR To Announce Successor In Coming Weeks

American Eagle President and CEO Peter Bowler has chosen to retire after a distinguished 26-year career with American and American Eagle, AMR Corp. announced Thursday. "It has been the highlight of my airline career to be the President and CEO of American Eagle," said Bowler.

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Virtual DC-3 Reunion Goes Live

"The Last Time" Organizers Launch An Online Tool To Share History, Experiences

The Last Time has launched a powerful search engine for those who have shared in 75 years of Douglas DC-3 history. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the first flight of the iconic Douglas DC-3 and what is likely to be last time for this reunion of aluminum and engines with the people that saw it all.

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Japanese Venus Mission Underway

Weather Improved For An Early Friday Launch

The Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) has launched a mission to Venus that is carrying a probe to study the planet's atmosphere as well as a spacecraft that will be powered only by a solar sail.

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Cleared For 'Takeoff'! Red Bull Flugtag Set For Long Beach Runway, Er, Pier

Little Green Army Men, The Flintstones, And A Flying Sombrero Will Attempt To Soar Over Long Beach

It may not be "Those Magnificent Men And Their Flying Machines" ... exactly ... but it is a lot of fun. And for the first time in the event's 19-year history, Red Bull Flugtag, the outrageous human-powered flying competition, is getting ready launch over Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach, CA, on August 21st.

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Man Arrested For Attempting To Carry Dangerous Weapons On An Aircraft

Stun Gun, Switchblade, Box Cutters, And Pepper Spray Were In Carry-On Luggage

A complaint was filed late Wednesday against Jose Pol for attempting to carry dangerous weapons on an aircraft. Rosa Emilia Rodriguez-Velez, U.S. Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico, said the defendant was carrying a stun gun, a pepper spray canister, four box cutters and a switch blade knife.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.22.10)

"This is our second consecutive year of record losses but we take heart from the fact that, while our revenue has fallen by one billion pounds, so have our costs." Source: BA Chairman Martin Broughton.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.22.10): See And Avoid

When weather conditions permit, pilots operating IFR or VFR are required to observe and maneuver to avoid other aircraft. Right-of-way rules are contained in 14 CFR Part 91.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.22.10)

The Planetary Society

Calling its self "the world's largest space-interest group",  the Planetary Society says it is dedicated to inspiring the public with the adventure and mystery of space exploration.  

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