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.


Has Airbus Reduced Its Ambitions For X4? 

It was hailed as a game-changing development in rotary-wing aviation in 2011, offering a “different philosophy” in flying a helicopter, according to then-CEO Lutz Bertling.

AESA Could Make Typhoon More Competitive 
Eurofighter hopes adding AESA radar will improve Typhoon sales, export prospects
Piaggio Tests Hammerhead Flight Modes
Italian business aircraft manufacturer Piaggio Aero has furthered the flight test regime of its medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle derivative of the P.180 Avanti.
AgustaWestland Awarded FASGW Missile Integration Deal 
AgustaWestland has been awarded a £90 million ($153 million) deal to integrate both versions of the Future Anti-Surface Guided Weapon (FASGW) onto the AW159 Wildcat naval helicopter.
Bristow Begins AW189 Revenue Operations 
The offshore helicopter operator is the first to begin revenue operations with its AgustaWestland intermediate-heavy helicopters.
U.K. Defense Investment Boost Includes Istar Funding 

FARNBOROUGH — In what the UK’s prime minister calls “a remarkable turnaround in our defense budget, the country is planning to invest £1.1 billion in its military.”

Stealth Trials Push Taranis Project Forward
Latest U.K. UCAV trials test Taranis’s stealthy configuration
F-35 To Royal Air Tattoo: Wait Till Next Year 6
After F135 fire prevents the F-35B’s U.K. debut, officials hope it will fly at the next RIAT
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Jul 24, 2014

Photos: London's Heathrow Airport: Seven-Seven-Heaven!

In recent years the number of airlines operating Boeing's long-range, high capacity 777 (particularly the -300 series, but also some smaller -200s) has increased noticeably at the UK's premier international gateway....More
Jul 24, 2014

Airframe details for Air Algerie AH5017

The Air Algerie aircraft that crashed in Mali today is tail no. EC-LTV, an MD-83 (DC-9-83) with serial number 53190....More
Jul 24, 2014

How An Su-25 Can Shoot Down A Faster, Higher-Flying Aircraft

Russian explanations for the shootdown of MH17 are longer on nostalgia than credibility....More
Jul 24, 2014

Less Dome than Sieve?

As Middle East conflict escalates, critics question Iron Dome's effectiveness....More
Jul 23, 2014

Airframe details for Transasia Airways GE222

ATR 72-212A B-22810, operated by Transasia Airways, was the aircraft that crashed while trying to land at Makung. The aircraft, s/n 642, first flew in June 2000 and was delivered to Transasia Airways in July 2000....More
Jul 23, 2014

Airframe details for Afriqiyah Airways A330 destroyed at Tripoli

According to photos on a Facebook page, A330-200 5A-ONF, operated by Afriqiyah Airways, was destroyed by fire during fighting at Tripoli on July 20th....More

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