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
Program Execution, Ramp-Up Trump New-Order Talk Ahead Of Paris Air Show 3
Few fireworks are expected at Paris this year, but retrenching and refocusing of products will be highlighted in all arenas—commercial, defense, space and technology.
NATO Defense Spending: Who's Up, Who's Down? 
A look at how European members of NATO are or are not moving toward the alliance's goal of spending 2% of Gross Domestic Product on defense.
NATO Members Up Defense Spending In Face Of New Threats 
Europe is raising defense spending, but after years of cuts, there are some who doubt it will be adequate to deal with escalating fractiousness.
Avio Aero CEO: Takeover By GE Brings New Opportunities 
Riccardo Procacci discusses how Avio Aero is building business in new markets and maintaining relationships with old customers 2.5 years after its acquisition by GE.
After Shortages, Europe’s Tanker Forces Are Expanding 
Europe is pushing to expand its tanker fleet, even though fighter numbers are shrinking.
Mystery Surrounds Long-Range Strike Eagle Mission Into North Africa 
U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles may have conducted a long-range combat mission in North Africa from U.K. soil, Aviation Week has learned.
A400M Crash Flight Data Ready For Analysis 
Critical flight information which could contain clues to the cause of the May 9 crash of an Airbus A400M airlifter in Spain has finally been extracted from the aircraft’s flight data recorder.
2015 Marks Critical Year for Europe’s Ballistic Missile Umbrella 
Fearing rogue states and a menacing Russia, NATO is pushing for European ballistic missile defense.
SAMs And AAMs Get Priority In Europe  6
NATO and aligned nations find new-technology weapons add capability faster and at lower cost than new platforms.
Time-Based Separation Helping Cut Delays At Heathrow 
Two months after the TBS system was switched on at the airport on March 24, NATS has said that early results indicated the system will help to halve headwind delays—the biggest cause of arrival delays at the two-runway airport.
Sierra Nevada To Build Dornier 328 And 328Jet In Turkey 
SNC—which holds the type certificate for the two aircraft models through recently purchased Germany-based subsidiary 328 Support Services GmbH—has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Turkish Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications to upgrade and build the two aircraft in Turkey.
Sierra Nevada To Build Dornier 328 And 328Jet In Turkey 
SNC—which holds the type certificate for the two aircraft models through recently purchased Germany-based subsidiary 328 Support Services GmbH—has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Turkish Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications to upgrade and build the two aircraft in Turkey.
Sierra Nevada To Build Dornier 328 And 328Jet In Turkey 
SNC—which holds the type certificate for the two aircraft models through recently purchased Germany-based subsidiary 328 Support Services GmbH—has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Turkish Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications to upgrade and build the two aircraft in Turkey.
Poland Verifies H225M Caracal Performance 
Performance trials of the Airbus Helicopters’ H225M Caracal for the Polish armed forces were successful, defense officials say.
Despite GE Takeover, Avio Aero Sees Better Third-Party Relationships 
Avio Aero says it is enjoying a closer relationship with some of its third-party clients despite now being owned by GE.
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