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
Finmeccanica Merges, Spins Off Companies In Restructuring 
Italian aerospace and defense group Finmeccanica is spinning off several of its largest companies and merging two others as part of a radical restructuring.
U.K., Indian Air Forces Conclude Joint Exercise 
The British Royal Air Force (RAF) and Indian air force (IAF) have hailed a successful a major exercise which saw the deployment of four Sukhoi Su-30MKI “Flankers” to the U.K. to fly with and against the RAF’s Eurofighter Typhoon.
GKN Targets Work On A350, F-35 With Fokker Buy  1
GKN hopes its purchase of Dutch aerostructures company Fokker will help it gain a foothold as a supplier to the aerospace giants
Revenue, Earnings Down For Embraer In Second Quarter 
Brazilian planemaker Embraer recorded lower revenue and earnings in the second quarter of 2015 amid lower commercial jet deliveries but higher business jet shipments.
BAE Systems Buoyed By Stabilized Defense Spending 
Buoyed by stable and increasing defense spending, the company saw sales rise by £0.9 billion ($1.404 billion) in the first half of this year.
Alenia Aermacchi Flies Winglets On C-27J 
Alenia Aermacchi has begun flight trials of winglets on its C-27J Spartan twin-turboprop airlifter.
Rolls-Royce Suffers Challenging Six Months But Confident In Long-Term Prospects 
Rolls-Royce says it is positioning itself for long-term growth despite falls in revenues and profits in the first six months of 2015.
Rolls-Royce Suffers Challenging Six Months But Confident In Long-Term Prospects 
Rolls-Royce says it is positioning itself for long-term growth despite falls in revenues and profits in the first six months of 2015.
KC-390 Airlifter Program Faces 18-Month Delay 
Certification of the jet-powered transport is now expected in the second half of 2017 and deliveries in the first half of 2018.
Rolls-Royce Suffers Challenging Six Months 
Aero-engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce says it is positioning itself for long-term growth despite falls in revenues and profits in the first six months of this year.
GKN Raises Airbus, Boeing and JSF Workload with Fokker Takeover  3

British aero-engineering firm GKN is increasing its involvement in Airbus and Boeing commercial programs with the takeover of Dutch aerospace firm Fokker Technologies.

GKN Raises Airbus, Boeing and JSF Workload with Fokker Takeover 
British aero-engineering firm GKN is increasing its involvement in Airbus and Boeing commercial programs as well as Lockheed Martin's F-35 with the takeover of Dutch aerospace firm Fokker Technologies.
Incorrect Trimming Caused Hellenic F-16 Crash In Spain, Probe Shows 
The French Bureau Enquêtes Accidents Défense (BEAD) reported that the primary cause of the accident was that the aircraft had not been trimmed correctly for takeoff.
AirTanker Pushes Proposals To Support A330 MRTT Force 
LONDON – AirTanker is in discussions with the U.K. defense ministry about how it could support tanker capability buildup with U.K. allies.
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