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
Airbus Says Hard Brexit Will Undermine UK Aerospace 
Airbus says it will need to reconsider its footprint, investments and dependency on the UK in the event of a hard Brexit.
Turkey Receives First F-35 
Turkey has taken delivery of its first F-35 Joint Strike Fighter despite ongoing efforts by U.S. senators to block the transfer.
Hard Brexit Will Undermine UK Aerospace Industry, Airbus Says 
Airbus says it will need to re-consider its footprint, investments and dependency on the UK in the event of a hard Brexit.
Airbus Says Hard Brexit Will Undermine UK Aerospace 
Airbus says it will need to re-consider its footprint, investments and dependency on the UK in the event of a hard Brexit.
Turkey Sees Developing UAVs As Transformational Capability 
Having developed and then armed its indigenous tactical unmanned air vehicles, Turkey is scaling up its drone ambitions.
Britain Considers Its F-35 Road Map  1
The UK’s Lightning Force is working to reach initial operating capability by year-end.
France Will Lead European Fighter Project 
France is taking the lead in Franco-German efforts to produce a new European fighter aircraft.
Brussels May Delay Future Fighter Selection 
Brussels may delay a decision on its selection of a future fighter to examine proposals from France and options to upgrade its existing F-16 fleet.
U.S. Senate Votes In Favor Of Blocking Turkish F-35 Sales 
The U.S. Senate has voted to lay the groundwork for blocking transfers of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to Turkey.
Italy Begins Work On Dutch F-35s 
Work is underway on AN-9—the first of 29 F-35As to be assembled for the Royal Netherlands Air Force—at Italy's Cameri facility.
Bell Teams With Safran On Hybrid Propulsion For eVTOL 
Bell is to collaborate with France’s Safran on development of a hybrid-electric propulsion system for its electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing on-demand air mobility concept.
Bell, Safran Team On Hybrid Propulsion For eVTOL 
Bell is to collaborate with France’s Safran on development of a hybrid-electric propulsion system for its electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing on-demand air mobility concept.
Hong Kong Government Flying Service Gets First H175s 
Airbus has handed over the first public service versions of its H175 super-medium twin-engine helicopter to launch customer Hong Kong Government Flying Service.
Afghan Transition To Black Hawks Criticized 
A U.S. DOD decision to transition the Afghan Air Force from the Russian-built Mi-17 to U.S.-made Black Hawk helos has been criticized in a congressional report.
Poland Re-Prioritizing Helicopter Buys 
The Polish defense ministry says it is still actively pursuing the purchase of new utility helicopters to replace Soviet-era models, but it says air defense and naval requirements have taken a priority.
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