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.


Eurofighter Presents Tornado Replacement Offer to Germany 
Airbus, one of the three companies involved in the four-nation Typhoon program, announced they had submitted their offer to the German defense ministry on April 24 on the eve of the ILA Airshow here.
Airbus and Schiebel Demo Manned-Unmanned Teaming 
Airbus says the trials demonstrated MUM-T capabilities to a so-called Level 5 capability, allowing the user onboard the manned aircraft full command and control over the UAS and its payload, including launch and recovery.
Italian Air Force Commander On How F-35 Will Transform The Service  1
Aviation Week talks to the head of the Italian Air Force about the JSF and the service's other needs.
Britain Getting New Air C2 System 
Under the UK’s Project Guardian, the system will network British radar sites and airfields to generate a dynamic, real-time depiction of aircraft in the airspace under UK control.
State Dept. OKs MH-60R Sale To Mexico 
Mexico has been given a green light by the U.S. State Department to purchase Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk anti-submarine and surface warfare helicopters.
Work Begins On UK P-8 Poseidon Facilities 
Work has formally begun on a new set of facilities to support the UK Royal Air Force’s (RAF) new fleet of Boeing P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft.
Volga-Dnepr Leaving NATO Salis Airlift Program 
Russian cargo airline group Volga-Dnepr is withdrawing from NATO's Strategic Air Lift International Solution (Salis) at the end of 2018.
UK’s Royal Air Force Debuts First F-35 Squadron  10
Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) has re-established 617 Sqdn. as the nation’s first unit to fly the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter.
Sikorsky Positions CH-53K King Stallion For Foreign Orders 
Sikorsky is hoping fly-by-wire and future growth capacity can secure international exports.
Volocopter Reveals Urban Air Mobility Vision 
Germany’s Volocopter has lifted the veil on its vision for on-demand urban air mobility services.
Volocopter Reveals Urban Air Mobility Vision 
Germany’s Volocopter has lifted the veil on its vision for on-demand urban air mobility services.
Boeing, Sikorsky Vie To Provide Germany’s Next Heavy Helicopter 
Germany needs 40-60 new heavy-lift helicopters to replace its CH-53G Stallions. Photos: CH-53K by Thinh D. Nguye, Andrew McMurtrie and Damien A. Guarnieri/Lockheed Martin; CH-47 by Tony Osborne/AW&ST
U.S and Allies Launch Over 100 Precision Missiles on Syria  17
The attack included 105 long-range cruise missiles, fired from U.S. Rockwell B-1B Lancer bombers, British Panavia Tornado GR4s, French Dassault Rafale fighters and ships in the Mediterranean
Drone Safety, Drunken Behavior Part Of New UK Aviation Strategy 
The UK is mulling whether to mandate the use of transponders for all objects flying in UK airspace as a means of enabling unmanned air systems (UAS) to safely share airspace.
Rolls-Royce Warns 787 Operators Of More Disruptions 
Engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce warned airlines that additional checks of its Trent 1000 engine powering the Boeing 787 will be needed to resolve ongoing issues with the engine’s compressor.
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