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
European Armies Fund New Attack Helicopter Capabilities 
After proving capabilities in Afghanistan, Europe looks to upgrade attack helicopters.
Four Manufacturers To Seek Polish Attack Helo Contract 
Four helicopter manufacturers will compete to fulfill Poland’s accelerated attack helicopter requirement, replacing the country’s fleet of Russian-built Mil-24/25 Hinds.
Airbus Helicopters To Halt Production Of AS355 
Airbus Helicopters is planning to halt production of its AS355 Ecureuil 2 (Twin Squirrel) twin-engine light helicopter in favor of its more modern products, the company has confirmed.
Production Of AS355 To Be Stopped By Airbus Helicopters 
Airbus Helicopters is planning to halt production of its AS355 Ecureuil 2 (Twin Squirrel) twin-engine light helicopter in favor of its more modern products, the company has confirmed.
Saab Wants Larger U.K. Footprint 
Swedish firm Saab is exploring the potential for new joint ventures and acquisitions to grow its U.K. footprint.
Thales, WB Electronics Partner For Polish UAV Requirement 
Thales has partnered with Polish defense electronics firm WB Electronics to offer an armed version of the Watchkeeper unmanned system for Poland’s Gryf (Gryphon) tactical UAV requirement.
EU Clears GKN’s Acquisition of Fokker Technologies 
The European Commission (EC) has cleared the acquisition of Netherlands-based Fokker Technologies Group by U.K. aerospace engineering company GKN.
Raptors Arrive In Europe, Deploy To Poland 
After first arriving in Germany, two F-22s were flown to Lask AB in Central Poland.
Italy Tests UAV Flights In Nonsegregated Airspace 
Authorities in Italy have performed fact-finding flights with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in nonsegregated airspace using civil procedures.
UAV Near Collision In U.K. Described As Possibly Catastrophic  5
Concerns about the improper use of UAVs has prompted the U.K. Civil Aviation Authority to create a so-called “Drone code,” advising users to operate their devices within line of sight.
Ireland To Consider Replacing Maritime Patrollers in 2019 
Ireland is planning to replace its pair of CASA-built CN235 Persuader maritime patrol aircraft in 2019 with a “larger, more capable aircraft,” a white paper on the country’s defense says.
London Dash-8 Pilot Reports Harrowing Near Miss With UAV 
The pilot of a Bombardier Dash-8 regional airliner has described a near miss with a UAV while on approach to London’s City Airport as “possibly catastrophic.”
Dash-8 Pilot Reports Harrowing Near Miss With UAV 
The pilot of a Bombardier Dash-8 regional airliner has described a near miss with a UAV while on approach to London’s City Airport as “possibly catastrophic.”
 

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