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
Raptors Arrive In Europe, Deploy To Poland 
After first arriving in Germany, two F-22s were flown to Lask AB in Central Poland.
Italy Tests UAV Flights In Nonsegregated Airspace 
Authorities in Italy have performed fact-finding flights with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in nonsegregated airspace using civil procedures.
UAV Near Collision In U.K. Described As Possibly Catastrophic  3
Concerns about the improper use of UAVs has prompted the U.K. Civil Aviation Authority to create a so-called “Drone code,” advising users to operate their devices within line of sight.
Ireland To Consider Replacing Maritime Patrollers in 2019 
Ireland is planning to replace its pair of CASA-built CN235 Persuader maritime patrol aircraft in 2019 with a “larger, more capable aircraft,” a white paper on the country’s defense says.
London Dash-8 Pilot Reports Harrowing Near Miss With UAV 
The pilot of a Bombardier Dash-8 regional airliner has described a near miss with a UAV while on approach to London’s City Airport as “possibly catastrophic.”
Dash-8 Pilot Reports Harrowing Near Miss With UAV 
The pilot of a Bombardier Dash-8 regional airliner has described a near miss with a UAV while on approach to London’s City Airport as “possibly catastrophic.”
European Air Forces Explore Using Outside Operators For Aviator Training 
Contractors study options to reduce operational cost of fifth-generation fighter fleets.
Private Air Forces Turn To Europe For Work 
Contractors study options to reduce operational cost of fifth-generation fighter fleets.
Podcast: Air Show Aerobatics—Tighter Control or Outright Ban? 4
Join our editors as they discuss the aftermath of the air show accident at Shoreham in the U.K. last week. Should there be tighter controls or is it time to end aerobatic displays by vintage military aircraft at air shows? Could it be the end for air shows as we know them?
U.K. Makes FMS Request For Apache Conversion 
The U.K. government has requested a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program to convert its fleet of Apache attack helicopters to the AH-64E standard.
Germany to Conduct Eurofighter Training In-Country 
The German defense ministry has abandoned plans to train its Eurofighter Typhoon pilots in the U.S., preferring to train crews at home instead.
Neuron UCAV Demonstrator Completes Italian Trials 
Neuron, the pan-European unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) technology demonstrator, has completed low-observability flight trials in Italy.
U.K. Regulator Halts Overland Jet Displays After Shoreham Crash 
The U.K.’s Civil Aviation Authority has halted overland air displays by classic jet aircraft following the Aug. 22 crash of a privately owned Hawker Hunter at the Shoreham air show.
 

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