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August 04, 2007

Judge Rules Blue Grass Airport Can't Be Sued In Comair Accident

Says Field Enjoys 'Sovereign Immunity' As Government Entity

A Fayette County Circuit Court judge ruled Thursday Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, KY cannot be sued for damages stemming from the deadly takeoff crash of a Comair CRJ-100 last August.

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NASA Bumps Endeavour Launch 24 Hours

Liftoff Now Scheduled August 8

Liftoff will come a little later for Endeavour. NASA announced Friday the agency will postpone Endeavour's scheduled launch by 24 hours, in order to give the shuttle processing team some extra time in readying the orbiter.

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A Flight Back Into Aviation History... With a Very Special Stinson

A Look At Doolittle's Shell Oil Co. "Gullwing" Beauty

Tom Dinndorf of Baudette, MN owns more than an immaculately restored 1938 Stinson SR-10 Reliant -- he owns a piece of aviation history. The "gull-wing" Stinson he bought in 1971, built for the Shell Oil Company and delivered on August 12, 1938, was flown by none other than aviation great Jimmy Doolittle himself.

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US Airways, American Vie For Latest China Flights

Airlines Tout Political, Consumer Support

As they say in Texas, ya better put yer boots on... it's gettin' deep. This week, US Airways and American Airlines took to Capitol Hill, touting the carriers' respective strengths as each vies for the latest route to China.

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Airmen Missing In Action From Vietnam War Identified

"Until They Are Home"

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced Friday the remains of two U.S. servicemen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors.

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Captain Jim Lovell Shares Experiences With AirVenture Crowd

Apollo 13 Commander "Not A Stranger To EAA"

While Captain Jim Lovell (USN, Ret.) is perhaps most well known for his role as Commander of the ill-fated NASA Apollo 13 mission, which was made even more famous by the 1995 movie of the same name, many may not know of his long and extensive history as a General Aviation pilot. Lovell shared some of that history with ANN at this year's EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, an event he is quite familiar with.

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ERAU Honored As Top 100 Employer For Working Families

Grabs Award For Third Straight Year

It's not a bad place to be if you're an aeronautically-minded student... but it's a really nice place to work if you have a family. For the third year in a row, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has been named one of Central Florida’s Top 100 Companies for Working Families.

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Embraer Sells 20 E-Jets To Air France/KLM

Will Be Used On Regional Routes

Embraer and Air France/KLM group signed a contract this week for 20 E-Jets, consisting of four Embraer 190 and six Embraer 170 jets for Régional, an Air France subsidiary, and 10 Embraer 190s for KLM cityhopper.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.04.07)

"Airports are not governmental by nature any more than a theater is governmental by nature."

Source: Comair attorney Ed Stopher. Fayette County Circuit Court Judge James Ishmael ruled Thursday Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, KY cannot be sued for damages stemming from the deadly takeoff crash of a Comair CRJ-100 last August, as it falls under "sovereign immunity" as an entity of the merged Lexington-Fayette County government.

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