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
Airbus Takes €1 Billion Charge On A400M 
The company suggested there could be more charges to come as it enters delicate negotiations with A400M customer nations over a revised delivery schedule.
London City Airport Approved For Expansion 
The U.K. government has approved the £344 million ($451 million) expansion of London City Airport.
Erickson Achieves First Flight for Composite Blade Aircrane 
Erickson has completed the first flight of an S-64 Aircrane heavylift helicopter fitted with a new advanced composite main rotor blade.
First Flight for Composite Blade Aircrane Achieved By Erickson 
Erickson has completed the first flight of an S-64 Aircrane heavylift helicopter fitted with a new advanced composite main rotor blade.
GE’s Avio Aero Hails Additive Manufacturing, Digital Future 
In an Aviation Week interview, Avio Aero CEO Riccardo Procacci talks about future engine development technologies.
Germany Targets Defense Increases, Bigger Multinational Role 
Germany hopes to lead from the front on foreign operations and multinational programs.
Germany Targets Higher Defense Spending 
Germany has set out its ambitions to become a more reliable and steadfast military partner and lead the way in securing the future of Europe’s defense industry.
USAF Issues RFI For Contractor-Provided Red Air 
The U.S. Air Force is planning to perform a business case analysis for so-called Adversary Air (ADAIR) capabilities to plug what it sees as a “significant gap” in training requirements.
Airbus To Provide Heron UAVs for German Mali Mission 
Airbus will lease the Heron from Israel Aerospace Industries.
Turkish Defense Modernization Uncertain After Coup Attempt  4
The July 15 coup revealed divisions and vulnerabilities in the Turkish state and its relationship with the armed forces.
U.K. Votes to Replace Ballistic Missile Submarines 
British parliamentarians have overwhelmingly approved the replacement of the U.K.’s fleet of ballistic missile submarines and committed to a continuous at-sea deterrent capability.
Leonardo Helicopters Close to Testing Active Rotor System 
Leonardo Helicopters—formally AgustaWestland—is planning to test fly an active rotor blade system as part of a U.K.-based rotary-wing technology research program.
Turkish Air Force In Disarray After Failed Coup  24
Hundreds of senior air force officers have been arrested for their alleged role in the attempt to overthrow the Turkish government, which has left nearly 300 civilians and military personnel dead.
Consortium Selects Scorpion For U.K. Bid 
A consortium of Qinetiq and Thales have chosen Textron Airland’s Scorpion light attack aircraft as the platform for its bid into a major U.K. live flying training program.
Despite Brexit, U.K. Not Holding Back On New Aircraft 
British governments come and go, but it appears to be business as usual for Britain’s defense post-Brexit.
 

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