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.


Airbus Shelves Engine Upgrade For H225 
An engine upgrade for Airbus Helicopters’ H225 heavy helicopter has been shelved due to low demand for oil and gas helicopters.
Turbomeca Considering Flight Testing Of Sleeping Engine Technology 
French helicopter engine manufacturer Turbomeca says that internally funded development of a sleeping engine system could be flight tested in a year.
Flight Testing Of Sleeping Engine Technology Consideed By Turbomeca 
French helicopter engine manufacturer Turbomeca says that internally funded development of a sleeping engine system could be flight tested in a year.
Drones Earn Slot In Accident Investigators’ Toolkit 
From rapid surveys of wreckage in remote locations to high-fidelity forensic reconstruction, drones are quickly becoming an essential tool for accident investigators who can use them.
Polish Helicopter Tender Reports ‘Misleading,’ Airbus Says 
Airbus Helicopters has downplayed reports in the Polish media that the country’s defense ministry has decided to halt a tender to buy 50 H225M Caracal utility helicopters.
U.K. Will Buy Two Zephyr 8 UAVs 
Defense Minister Michael Fallon has confirmed that the U.K. will order two Airbus Defense and Space Zephyr 8 solar-powered, high-altitude, long-endurance UAVs.
Anglo-French UCAV Study Begins To Take Shape  10
Anglo-French UCAV study enjoys political support as milestones approach.
TAI Test Flying Upgraded Anka UAV 
Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has begun test flying the airframe of the Anka S version of its Anka medium altitude, long endurance UAV.
Marines Call For Action On CH-53E Readiness 
The U.S. Marine Corps is considering resetting its Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion heavy helicopter fleet in order to address concerns about poor reliability and readiness.
U.K. To Invest £1.1 Billion In Military Flight Training 
The U.K. defense ministry will spend £1.1 billion ($1.58 billion) on the modernization of fixed-wing flying training for the country’s three armed services.
Malaysia Orders MD530G Light Attack Helicopters 
The Malaysian government has selected MD Helicopter’s new MD530G as the country’s attack helicopter.
U.K. Civil Aviation Authority Toughens Air Show Rules 
The U.K.’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will tighten regulations for air displays following the crash of a former military Hawker Hunter at the Shoreham air show last September that killed 11 people.
Reports of Antonov’s Demise Unfounded 
Ukrainian aircraft manufacturer Antonov has hit back at reports that the company was liquidated by the government of Kiev.
Germany Wants European Collaboration For Tornado Replacement  23
Germany wants to find partners for a combat aircraft to replace the Tornado, but are its neighbors willing?
Airbus Flies Second Prototype H160 
Airbus Helicopters has flown the second prototype of its new H160 twin-engine medium helicopter.
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