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
New British Carrier Embarking On Sea Trials 
The 65,000-ton, 280 meter-long HMS Queen Elizabeth was inched out of the Rosyth naval dockyard on June 26.
Oman Takes Delivery Of First Eurofighters 
Two of the three twin-seat Typhoons ordered by Muscat touched down at the newly built Adam air base in central Oman on June 21.
MBDA Reveals SmartGlider Penetrator Weapon 
The SmartGlider weapon family, which MBDA says will be available from 2025, is an unpowered glide-bomb fitted with deployable wings offering a high lift-to-drag ratio.
Unconventional Configuration For Airbus High-Speed Rotorcraft  1
Airbus Helicopters’ Clean Sky 2 high-speed rotorcraft uses radical box-wing and pusher-propeller configuration.
Wing Loong II’s Paris Presence Underlines China’s UAV Market Gains  11
China’s Reaper lookalike makes its Western debut at the Paris Air Show.
Europe’s Complex UAV Studies Delivering Tangible Results 
Anglo-French FCAS study finally confirms engine selection and planform.
Ongoing Oil Price Slump Forces Bristow Restructure 
Oil and gas support helicopter operator Bristow has been forced to undertake a radical restructuring to allow it to better compete in a low-oil-price environment.
Turkey’s Hurkus Debuts at Paris Air Show
Turkish Aerospace Industries is making its presence felt at Le Bourget this year, with a static display of its fixed and rotary-wing products and the international flying display debut of the company’s Hurkus turboprop trainer.
TAI Enters Commercial Rotorcraft with T625
Less than two months after making its debut in Istanbul, Turkish Aerospace Industries has brought the mockup of its T625 utility helicopter to Le Bourget.
Turkish Aerospace Industries T129 Hunts for Export Orders
Poland and Bahrain have expressed interest, but it seems likely that the first customer could be Pakistan.
Saudi Arabia Needs 100 An-132Ds 1
With the international debut of the joint Saudi-Ukrainian Antonov An-132D airlifter here at Paris, Saudi officials believe there may be a need for as many as 100 aircraft in the Kingdom.
Double First For Kawasaki P-1 at Paris Air Show 14
Kawasaki’s big light blue P-1 maritime patrol aircraft has taken center stage at the Paris Air Show, marking its debut at a major international trade show, and the first time a Japanese military aircraft has visited Le Bourget.
Saudi Arabia Needs 100 An-132Ds 
Saudi Arabia officials believe there may be a need for as many as 100 An-132D airlifters in the Kingdom.
TAI's T129 Hunts for Export Orders 
Poland and Bahrain have expressed interest, but it seems likely that the first customer could be Pakistan.
Double First For Kawasaki P-1 At Paris 
Kawasaki’s big light blue P-1 maritime patrol aircraft has taken center stage at the Paris Air Show, marking its debut at a major international trade show, and the first time a Japanese military aircraft has visited Le Bourget.
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