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.


Monarch Targets Double-Digit Profits For 2015 
A new management team, led by CEO Andrew Swaffield, overhauled the 47-year-old airline’s cost base in order to prepare the airline for new ownership after several years of losses.
Tornado Collision Warning System Facing Problems 
Responding to questions in Parliament, defense equipment minster Philip Dunne told MPs that recent trials with the Honeywell Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System II (TCAS II) had found that more modifications were required to aircraft hardware and software to ensure compatibility with Tornado avionics.
U.K. Summons Russian Ambassador Over Probing Flight 
Two Tu-95MS Russian bombers carried out a long-range probing flight around the U.K. coastline on Jan. 28.
Airbus Official Forced Out Over A400M Delays 11
Domingo Ureña-Raso, who oversaw development of the Airbus A400M, has been forced to resign because of delays in getting the airlifter into service.
NH90 Customers Still Frustrated By Spares And Reliability Problems 
Small problems that blighted the helicopter in its earliest days of operation are still causing concerns as operators struggle to procure spares and get rotorcraft back into service.
U.K. CAA Reports Progress On Offshore Helicopter Safety 
The U.K. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) says the U.K. offshore helicopter industry has made great strides in improving safety since the introduction of new regulations last year.
Finmeccanica Unveils Transformation Plan 
Troubled Italian defense and aerospace group Finmeccanica will focus on its core businesses of aerospace, defense and space in a bid to return to profitability.
Airbus To Fly X4 Prototype This Year 
Airbus Helicopters says it will fly the first prototype of its new X4 twin-engine medium helicopter later this year, after achieving power-on last November.
Airbus Helicopters’ Heavy Aircraft Orders Up, But Light Line Dips 
Airbus Helicopters enjoyed a record year of deliveries for its heavy helicopters in 2014, but is facing a continuing downturn in its light helicopter line.
Greek Air Force F-16 Crash Kills 11 In Spain 
Eleven military personnel were killed and 21 others injured in the crash of a Greek air force F-16 Fighting Falcon during a NATO exercise in Spain that also damaged or destroyed several aircraft on the ground.
Airlines Work To Tackle Heathrow Noise Pressures 4
Seeking permission to expand, Heathrow is pursuing multiple initiatives to reduce noise impacts on surrounding communities.
Jan 30, 2015

Iraqi Airways 767 at Frankfurt Hahn Airport

Airbus A330 and A340 operators have until Feb. 6 to...More
Jan 30, 2015

Passenger, Çargo Middle East Growth Rate #MROME

The Middle East region is forecast to have the highest RPK (revenue passenger kilometers) growth rate, but another region outpaces in cargo traffic over the period....More
Jan 29, 2015

Supersonic Scoop (1947) 2

Aviation Week scored one of the biggest aerospace scoops of the 20th century when on December 22, 1947, it revealed that the fabled sound barrier had been broken by U.S. Air Force Capt. Charles ‘Chuck’ Yeager in the Bell XS-1....More
Jan 26, 2015

New Photos: Chilled Lightning 5

F-35 begins extreme climate testing....More
Jan 26, 2015

Boeing 777 -- Unveiling A Design Classic (1990) 4

No matter how you gauge the success of Boeing’s 777, whether in terms of sales, profitability, safety, versatility, longevity or derivatives, few can argue the remarkable impact the twinjet has made on the industry since entering service almost 20 years ago....More
Jan 23, 2015

When Lockheed Martin Won The JSF Award (2001) 18

During its nearly 100 years of coverage, Aviation Week & Space Technology has covered many controversial programs. Perhaps none has been as big in terms of sheer value and global reach as the nine-nation, stealthy F-35 fighter project....More
Jan 22, 2015

10 Things To Watch In The 2016 Budget Request

Six years into his presidency, President Barack Obama is planning to finally submit his budget request to Congress on time—meaning the week of Feb. 2 this year....More
Jan 21, 2015

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Finds Icy Ceres Cratered 2

"We know so much about the solar system and yet so little about dwarf planet Ceres," said Marc Rayman, Dawn's mission manager. "Now, Dawn is ready to change that."...More

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