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
France And Germany Vow To Kickstart Defense Programs  16
Fighter, maritime patrol aircraft and artillery pieces are on France and Germany “must develop” list, as they seek to form a tighter relationship.
Franco-German Fighter Linchpin Of New Relationship 
The resulting program likely will produce combat aircraft designed to replace existing fleets of fighters such as the Panavia Tornado and the Dassault Mirage 2000D.
AquaMAV Borrows From Nature’s Design 
Aquatic UAV technology could find uses beyond environmental sampling.
The New Crop Of Low-Cost ISR Or Attack Aircraft  41
Companies are transforming Air Tractor and Thrush agricultural aircraft into low-cost but bomb-heavy strike aircraft.
Austria Plans Phase-Out Of Costly Eurofighters  20
Vienna looks to remove controversial Eurofighters from service by 2020.
Airbus Urban Mobility Plans Could Debut Before 2025  12
Airbus has set itself a goal of having a serialized production Urban Air Mobility (UAM) system ready for testing in a major city as early as 2023.
Gripen Withdrawn From Belgian Fighter Contest  61
Belgium’s short list for its future fighter has shrunk to three after the Swedish government withdrew Saab’s new-generation Gripen from the tender.
StandardAero Owners To Buy Vector From Airbus 
Airbus and Veritas Capital Fund Management, the owners of StandardAero, have started negotiating a possible sale of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) firm Vector Aerospace.
Airbus In Talks To Sell Vector Aerospace 
Airbus and Veritas Capital Fund Management, the owners of StandardAero, have started negotiating a possible sale of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) firm Vector Aerospace.
Veritas Negotiating To Buy Vector Aerospace 
Airbus and Veritas Capital Fund Management, the owners of StandardAero, have started negotiating a possible sale of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) firm Vector Aerospace.
Magnate Proposes Heathrow Expansion Alternative 
The owner of an international hotel chain has proposed an alternative expansion plan for London’s Heathrow Airport in a bid to eliminate the risk involved in bridging the third runway over a major road.
British High Court Rules UK-Saudi Arms Sales Are Legal 
The British High Court has rejected claims by a campaign group that the British government was acting unlawfully by selling defense equipment to Saudi Arabia.
Norway, UK Plan To Lift H225 Grounding 
Aviation regulators in Norway and UK have announced plans to lift the restrictions placed on operators of the Airbus H225 and AS332L2 Super Puma helicopters after the loss of a Norwegian helicopter last April.
Norway, UK Plan To Lift H225 Grounding 
Aviation regulators in Norway and UK have announced plans to lift the restrictions placed on operators of the Airbus H225 and AS332L2 Super Puma helicopters after the loss of a Norwegian helicopter last April.
Bell 525 Flight-Test Activity Resumes 
Bell Helicopter has resumed flight testing of its Model 525 fly-by-wire helicopter, one year and one day since the fatal loss of the first prototype.
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