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Airborne 04.14.14: Google Buys Titan, Diesel Archer, C4 Avionics

Also: Scorpion's 1st 50 Hours,Pilatus Sales Record, Classic Aero-TV: Ballooning, XCOR Progress Update, Another TSA Screw-Up

Just as we were tucking this episode of Airborne away, we received confirmation that Google had acquired UAV Startup, Titan Aerospace, run by Eclipse Founder, Vern Raburn.

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has granted an STC to Piper Aircraft and the Continental Motors Group for the installation of the Centurion 2.0S diesel engine aboard Piper Archer aircraft. Ground and flight tests on the Piper Archer, powered by a Centurion 155 horsepower Jet-A compression ignition engine, were conducted from Technify’s airport facility at Altenburg, Germany. If looks could kill and a name means anything, you’ve just got to love the Textron AirLand Scorpion. The company says it has now completed 50 hours of flight time since the start of flight testing. Flight Design has announced the last major component and supplier to be selected for their all-new four-seat aircraft. The Avionics suite for the $250,000 composite aircraft will be provided by Garmin, and is named the Flight Design Vision Touch by Garmin. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne 04.14.14 is chock full of info in this thrice-weekly news period ending Monday, April 14th, 2014... 

 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 Earl Downs, this episode covers:

  • Google Acquires Titan Aerospace
  • EASA Grants STC For Diesel-Powered Archers
  • Textron AirLand's Scorpion ISR/Strike Aircraft Reaches 50 Test Flight Hours
  • Pilatus Achieves Record Results In 2013
  • Flight Design Selects Avionics System For The C4 Airplane
  • Classic Aero-TV: Pat Harwell Balloonist
  • XCOR Aerospace Receives Lynx Mark I Cockpit
  • TSA Denies Disabled Woman Boarding At LAX

Get Comprehensive, Real-Time, 24/7 coverage of the latest aviation and aerospace stories anytime, at aero-news.net. And be sure to join us again for the next edition of "Airborne" here on Aero-TV. Thanks for watching. See you, again, in just a few days!

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