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
Rolls-Royce's Seletar facility in Singapore tests Trent engines.
Rolls-Royce Reports Record Loss In 2016 
Rolls-Royce has recorded a £4.6 billion ($5.7 billion) loss for 2016, mainly due to the pound’s decline in value after the UK’s June vote to leave the EU.
Northstar Making First Steps Towards Armed Bell 429 
Northstar Aviation has begun initial studies on an armed variant of Bell’s 429 twin-engine medium helicopter to meet the needs of a Middle Eastern customer.
MBDA Offering Sea Venom to Replace AS15 Missile 
European missile manufacturer MBDA is looking to find a new market for the new Sea Venom lightweight anti-ship missile in the Middle East.
Belgium, Germany and Norway Signing Up for European Tanker Fleet 
The A330s will be pooled between the MMF member nation but based in Eindhoven with forward operating bases located in those countries. The idea is to regenerate and boost Europe’s inflight-refueling capabilities.
Airbus ‘Surprised’ By Austrian Eurofighter Allegations 
Austria has filed a criminal complaint against Airbus Defense and Space and Eurofighter claiming that the companies have been deceiving Austria over its purchase of Typhoon fighter jets.
Babel Fish Trials Prove Northrop Grumman Datalink 
The UK Royal Air Force has been testing a Northrop Grumman-developed airborne gateway system to covertly pass information between the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the Eurofighter Typhoon.
Brazil To Decommission Aircraft Carrier 
Brazil has decided to decommission its single aircraft carrier, bringing into question the future of its navy Skyhawk fleet and the future development of a naval version of the Saab Gripen.
Germany To Buy Norwegian Naval Strike Missile  1
Germany will order the Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile (NSM) for its surface ships as part of a new strategic defense partnership between Oslo and Berlin.
Rolls-Royce's Seletar facility in Singapore tests Trent engines.
Rolls-Royce Reports Record Loss 
Rolls-Royce has recorded a £4.6 billion ($5.7 billion) loss for 2016, mainly due to the pound’s decline in value after the UK’s June vote to leave the EU.
Rolls-Royce's Seletar facility in Singapore tests Trent engines.
Rolls-Royce Reports Record Loss In 2016 
Rolls-Royce has recorded a £4.6 billion ($5.7 billion) loss for 2016, mainly due to the pound’s decline in value after the UK’s June vote to leave the EU.
Rolls-Royce's Seletar facility in Singapore tests Trent engines.
Rolls-Royce Reports Record Loss In 2016 
Rolls-Royce has recorded a £4.6 billion ($5.7 billion) loss for 2016, mainly due to the pound’s decline in value after the UK’s June vote to leave the EU.
China’s Air-to-Air Missiles Nearing Parity With West 
China is nearing parity in air-to-air missile technology with the West, analysis by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) says.
Turkey Begins Development of Indigenous Turboshaft Engine 
The Turkish government has signed off on a development program for an indigenous turboshaft engine that could eventually go on to power Turkey’s T129 attack helicopter and future utility rotorcraft.
Martin-Baker’s Test Meteors Are Still Going Strong  28
Why replace what still works? This ejection-seat company still relies on vintage warbirds to test its products.
BA Restarts Birmingham, Bristol Routes 
British Airways (BA) is restarting flights from regional airports in Birmingham and Bristol, England, after a 10-year absence.
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