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.


Aeralis Envisions New British Jet Trainer 
Aeralis wants to debut its common fuselage at next year's DSEI defense show in London.
Loganair Plans Electric Flights For Scottish Island-Hopping 
Scottish carrier Loganair is planning to introduce electric-powered aircraft into its island-hopping flight services in the early 2020s.
Boeing To Promote UK Suppliers From Seattle 
Boeing is opening an Office of UK Industrial Capability (OUKIC) in Seattle with a vision of promoting British industry globally.
To Add Capacity, Gatwick Calls For Using Standby Runway 
Gatwick Airport’s new draft master includes a controversial plan to use the standby runway to provide additional capacity.
Portgual Selects AW119Kx As Alouette Replacement 
Portugal has selected the Leonardo AW119Kx Koala as its next training and utility helicopter.
Sikorsky/Rheinmetall To Offer MH-60 To Germany 
Sikorsky and Rheinmetall have signed accords to offer the MH-60R Seahawk maritime helo to Germany as a replacement for the Westland Lynx shipborne helicopters.
Saab Concerned Over Lack Of UK Airborne Early Warning Competition  2
Saab has waded into the political spat surrounding the British government’s decision to enter sole-source negotiations with Boeing to buy AEW radar aircraft.
Czech L-39NG Trainer Eyes Export Success 
Aero Vodochody has rolled out an L-39 for the 21st century. But can it bring in the orders?
Airbus Racer Final Assembly In Late 2019 
Airbus Helicopters will begin final assembly of its Racer high-speed hybrid rotorcraft demonstrator in the fourth quarter of 2019.
First Aircraft Join Irish EJ-Register 
Corporate jet operator Gainjet Ireland has become the first to join Ireland’s new corporate jet registry.
F-35’s First Shipborne Rolling Vertical Landing 
A British F-35 test pilot has performed a ship-borne rolling vertical landing (SRVL) onto the new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier for the first time.
Belgium Selling Alpha Jet Fleet 
Belgium is to sell its Dassault Alpha Jet jet trainer fleet as it transitions its pilot training over to the U.S.
Miysis Tackles Manpads In Live-Fire Trials 
A series of live fire trials have pitted Leonardo’s Miysis directed infrared countermeasures system against potential man-portable surface-to-air missiles.
Pakistan Positioning For Aerospace Services Growth 
Pakistan Aeronautical Complex is at the center of the country’s efforts for aerospace self-reliance.
Aero Vodochody Rolls Out L-39NG Jet Trainer 
Czech aircraft manufacturer Aero Vodochody has rolled out the first pre-series model of the L-39NG jet trainer.
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