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
Heathrow Offers Sweetener As Runway Decision Approaches 
The owners of London’s Heathrow Airport claim they could add 5% more flight movements with the airport’s existing two-runway infrastructure to give the UK economy a post-Brexit boost.
Bell Launches VIP Model 525, But Fleet Remains Grounded 
Bell has launched a high-technology, VIP interior for its Model 525 super-medium helicopter in a bid to widen its appeal to the VIP and high-net-worth individual market.
European Surveillance UAV Gets Go-Ahead 
Germany will be the lead nation for the development of the so-called MALE 2020, in conjunction with France, Italy and Spain.
MBDA, Lockheed Martin Submit MEADS Proposal To Germany 
Lockheed Martin and European missile manufacturer MBDA have submitted their proposal to use the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) to meet the needs of Germany’s TLVS program.
Romania Takes Delivery of F-16s 
The Romanian air force has taken formal delivery of its first former-Portuguese F-16s as the service moves to modernize its fighter fleet.
North Korea’s Air Force Uncovered  4
On Sept. 24 and 25, North Korea held its first-ever public airshow, displaying MD500 light helicopters, Nanchang/Shijiazhuang Y-5s and a Pacific Aerospace PAC P-750 XSTOL, among other aircraft.
Monarch Denies Rumored Imminent Demise 
British LCC Monarch Airlines has been forced to respond after online speculation about the airline’s future.
Ejection Seat Maker Facing Prosecution Over Death 
British ejection seat manufacturer Martin-Baker will face prosecution from the U.K. Health and Safety Executive (HSE) over the fatal inadvertent ejection of a member of the Red Arrows aerobatic team.
Rolls-Royce Appoints New CFO 
Aero-engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has appointed a new chief financial officer as its continues a shake-up designed to cut costs after profit warnings and concerns from investors.
Canadian Defense Panel Urges Fighter Decision in 12 Months 
A Canadian parliamentary committee has called on the government to make a decision on the replacement for the CF-18 Hornet within 12 months.
Amid Shakeup, Rolls-Royce Appoints New CFO 
Rolls-Royce has appointed a new chief financial officer, as it continues a shakeup designed to cut costs after profit warnings and on concerns from investors.
CAA, EASA Discuss Offshore Helicopter Safety 
Britain’s Civil Aviation Authority and the European Aviation Safety Agency are studying whether offshore helicopter safety could benefit from an ETOPS specification to improve system reliability.
Rolls-Royce Appoints New CFO 
Aero-engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has appointed a new chief financial officer as its continues a shake-up designed to cut costs after profit warnings and concerns from investors.
Embraer Begins Tactical Testing Of KC-390  2
Embraer is expanding the envelope and broadening the testing of the tactical capabilities of the KC-390 airlifter.
Swiss Firm Pushes Multirole Transport ATR Conversions 
LONDON—A Swiss company believes secondhand ATR-42s and 72s could find a new role as low-cost multirole transport aircraft.
 

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