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
Ireland To Consider Replacing Maritime Patrollers in 2019 
Ireland is planning to replace its pair of CASA-built CN235 Persuader maritime patrol aircraft in 2019 with a “larger, more capable aircraft,” a white paper on the country’s defense says.
Dash-8 Pilot Over London Reports Harrowing Near Miss With UAV 
The pilot of a Bombardier Dash-8 regional airliner has described a near miss with a UAV while on approach to London’s City Airport as “possibly catastrophic.”
London Dash-8 Pilot Reports Harrowing Near Miss With UAV 
The pilot of a Bombardier Dash-8 regional airliner has described a near miss with a UAV while on approach to London’s City Airport as “possibly catastrophic.”
Dash-8 Pilot Reports Harrowing Near Miss With UAV 
The pilot of a Bombardier Dash-8 regional airliner has described a near miss with a UAV while on approach to London’s City Airport as “possibly catastrophic.”
European Air Forces Explore Using Outside Operators For Aviator Training 
Contractors study options to reduce operational cost of fifth-generation fighter fleets.
Private Air Forces Turn To Europe For Work 
Contractors study options to reduce operational cost of fifth-generation fighter fleets.
Podcast: Air Show Aerobatics—Tighter Control or Outright Ban? 1
Join us this week as we discuss in depth the aftermath of the air show display accident in the U.K. last week. Should there be tighter controls or is it time to end aerobatic displays by vintage military aircraft at air shows? Could it be the end for air shows as we know them?
U.K. Makes FMS Request For Apache Conversion 
The U.K. government has requested a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program to convert its fleet of Apache attack helicopters to the AH-64E standard.
Germany to Conduct Eurofighter Training In-Country 
The German defense ministry has abandoned plans to train its Eurofighter Typhoon pilots in the U.S., preferring to train crews at home instead.
Neuron UCAV Demonstrator Completes Italian Trials 
Neuron, the pan-European unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) technology demonstrator, has completed low-observability flight trials in Italy.
U.K. Regulator Halts Overland Jet Displays After Shoreham Crash 
The U.K.’s Civil Aviation Authority has halted overland air displays by classic jet aircraft following the Aug. 22 crash of a privately owned Hawker Hunter at the Shoreham air show.
France, Germany, Spain Begin Tiger Midlife Update Study 
The French, German and Spanish governments have signed a deal with Airbus Helicopters and European armaments agency Occar to begin studying a midlife update (MLU) for the Tiger attack helicopter.
Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787
U.K. Investigators Recommend Design Changes After Ethiopian 787 Fire 
The U.K. Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB), which investigated the incident at London’s Heathrow Airport on July 12, said it was caused by the uncontrolled release of stored energy from the lithium-manganese dioxide battery in the Honeywell-produced Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT).
U.K. Probe Urges Design Changes After Ethiopian 787 Fire  2
British investigators call for more testing of lithium battery-powered aircraft equipment.
 

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