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Fri, Dec 14, 2012

Airborne 12.14.12: Riggs Stays Grounded, AIG Sells Out, X-37B Orbits

Also: USAFA Soars, Falcon 2000S Exceeds, Remembering Vicki, NASA Awards

As this edition of Airborne went into production, David Riggs' hearing before the NTSB had was well into its second day with Riggs' attorney trying to mount a defense against the Emergency Revocation Order issued by the FAA ordering Riggs to surrender his pilot certificate.

We have now learned that the NTSB has upheld the FAA Emergency Revocation order and barring a successful last minute appeal, Riggs is grounded for at least a year. American International Group and an investor group led by Mr. Weng Xianding, the Chairman of New China Trust Co. Ltd., announced Sunday that they have entered into an agreement under which AIG will sell up to a 90 percent stake in International Lease Finance Corporation. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 12.14.12 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Friday, December 14th, 2012... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Ashley Hale, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Glen Moyer, this episode covers:

  • Riggs Scandal/Court Hearing/Witness Tampering
  • AIG To Sell Up To 90 Percent Of ILFC
  • X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Successfully Launched 
  • NavWorx ADS-B Is 'Fully Operational,' TSO Anticipated
  • Delta To Acquire 49 Percent Of Virgin Atlantic
  • Dassault's Falcon 2000S Beats Performance Targets
  • USAF Cadets Soar To 8th Straight National Sailplane Racing Championship
  • Barnstorming: Remembering A Special Flyer's 45th Birthday
  • NASA Awards Commercial Crew Contracts
  • Quadcopter Follows Kid

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