Tony Osborne

Tony Osborne
London Bureau Chief,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines. Tony has covered avionics, unmanned vehicles, the supply chain and cyberwarfare.

 

Articles
Royal International Air Tattoo Aircraft Highlights 
Ukrainian Air Force Su-27 Flankers, an Israeli Air Force Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds air demonstration team were stars of the flying display.
Aero Vodochody Producing Four L-39NG Prototypes 
Czech aircraft manufacturer Aero Vodochody has begun assembly of four of its new L-39NG jet trainers in preparation for development and testing of the new-generation aircraft.
UK To Launch Drone Registry 
Owners of unmanned aerial systems weighing over 250 grams (0.6 lb.) will have to register their systems and undertake a safety-awareness test, the UK government has announced.
Airlink To Provide St. Helena Air Bridge 
South African carrier Airlink has been selected to provide a commercial air service between Johannesburg and the UK territory of St. Helena.
Critical Damage Risk Seen From Drone Collisions 
Collisions between small-scale unmanned air vehicles and manned fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft could cause critical damage, tests performed by British agencies have found.
Critical Damage Risk Seen From UAV Collisions 
Collisions between small-scale unmanned air vehicles and manned fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft could cause critical damage, tests performed by British agencies have found.
UK Studying Typhoon Tranche 1 Options 
The UK Royal Air Force is studying options to upgrade its Tranche 1 model Eurofighter Typhoons to keep them in service until 2035.
UK To Launch Drone Register 
Owners of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) weighing more than 250 grams (0.5 lb.) will have to register their systems and undertake a safety awareness test, the UK government has announced.
France And Germany Vow To Kickstart Defense Programs  16
Fighter, maritime patrol aircraft and artillery pieces are on France and Germany “must develop” list, as they seek to form a tighter relationship.
Franco-German Fighter Linchpin Of New Relationship 
The resulting program likely will produce combat aircraft designed to replace existing fleets of fighters such as the Panavia Tornado and the Dassault Mirage 2000D.
AquaMAV Borrows From Nature’s Design 
Aquatic UAV technology could find uses beyond environmental sampling.
The New Crop Of Low-Cost ISR Or Attack Aircraft  43
Companies are transforming Air Tractor and Thrush agricultural aircraft into low-cost but bomb-heavy strike aircraft.
Austria Plans Phase-Out Of Costly Eurofighters  20
Vienna looks to remove controversial Eurofighters from service by 2020.
Airbus Urban Mobility Plans Could Debut Before 2025  12
Airbus has set itself a goal of having a serialized production Urban Air Mobility (UAM) system ready for testing in a major city as early as 2023.
Gripen Withdrawn From Belgian Fighter Contest  62
Belgium’s short list for its future fighter has shrunk to three after the Swedish government withdrew Saab’s new-generation Gripen from the tender.
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