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
German Political Issues Could Slow Defense Modernization  1
New fighter, transports and UAVs are prominently featured in Germany’s defense modernization plans.
Qatar Signs $8 billion Typhoon Deal  19
The contract also comes just days after Qatar signed up to purchase 12 additional Dassault Rafales from France adding to the 24 it already has on order as well as the 36 Boeing F-15QA Advanced Eagles being purchased from the United States.
Bell-Boeing Ready For Osprey Standardization 
Bell-Boeing is gearing up to induct the first of more than 250 MV-22 Osprey tiltrotors into a program that will standardize the fleet.
Chinook To Fly With CH-53K Engine  18
Boeing, General Electric and the U.S. Army are planning to fly a CH-47 Chinook fitted with the T408 turboshaft from the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion.
Bahrain Signs $2.3 billion F-16V Production Deal 
Bahrain has formally agreed to purchase 16 new-build Block 70 F-16s.
Airbus Halts Production Of H120 
Airbus has revealed it has ended serial production of the H120 single-engine light helicopter.
Airbus Stops Production Of H120 
Airbus has revealed it has ended serial production of the H120 single-engine light helicopter.
Airbus E-Fan X To Pave Way For Electric Regional Aircraft  22
From turbo-generator to motor-driven fan, E-Fan X demonstrator will flight-test a complete high-power, high-voltage hybrid-electric propulsion system.
Britain Spending £500 million To Develop F-35 Main Operating Base  3
Britain’s F-35 land base is scheduled to be ready for arrival of the first aircraft next summer.
Uncertainty Over Brexit Creating Concern For Aerospace  5
Questions remain about frictionless, delay-free border controls between Britain and EU post-Brexit.
BAE, Qatar Poised To Sign Typhoon Deal 
BAE Systems says negotiations with Qatar to purchase 24 Eurofighter Typhoons have been concluded.
Fatal Accident Inquiry To Re-examine Clutha Helicopter Crash 
Scottish prosecutors will hold a Fatal Accident Inquiry into the November 2013 Clutha helicopter crash in Glasgow, Scotland, that killed 10 people.
Fatal Accident Inquiry To Re-examine Clutha Helo Crash 
Scottish prosecutors will hold a Fatal Accident Inquiry into the November 2013 Clutha helicopter crash in Glasgow, Scotland, that killed 10 people.
Airbus, Rolls and Siemens Partner on Electric Regional Aircraft Demo 
The three companies are taking the biggest step yet toward hybrid-electric flight with a plan to take a 2.5-megawatt electric generator aloft on a highly modified BAe 146 regional aircraft.
F-35 Procurement Process Begins For Denmark  11
The first four of its 27-total F-35 purchase are slated to arrive in Denmark beginning next year.
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