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
Expect Modest Sales of A400M, Says Airbus’ Enders  2
Like the A380, Airbus’ other four-engine product has had difficulty finding customers.
British Airline flybmi Collapses, Citing Brexit Uncertainty 

LONDON – British regional airline, flybmi has collapsed, blaming its demise on increased costs, and growing uncertainty about Brexit.

The airline, which flew 17 Embraer 135 and 145 regional jets on routes from the UK to 25 European cities halted operations suddenly on February 16.

Saab Eyes Future Fighter Cooperation With UK 
Company CEO Hakan Bushke says his company has had “fruitful discussions” with the UK and other partners on FCAS as he presented the company’s 2018 annual results Feb. 15.
Israel Buys AW119 Training Helicopters 
The Israeli Air Force has purchased seven Leonardo AW119 single-engine light helicopters to support helicopter training.
Spain Joins France, Germany On FCAS 
Spain has formally joined France and Germany to support the development of a European Future Combat Air System (FCAS).
Airbus Takes $494 Million Hit On A400M 
Airbus has taken yet another financial hit on the development of the A400M, but says it managed to achieve a “significant de-risking” of the airlifter in 2018.
Germany Plans To Buy 33 Typhoons 
Germany is expected to place a follow-on order for Eurofighters as it looks to replace its older-model Tranche 1 aircraft.
Second Round Of F-35 Maintenance Work Contracted 
Industry in Denmark, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, and the UK have secured component repair work for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
BVLOS UAVs Begin Using UK Test Corridor 
British unmanned air system developer Blue Bear has begun flight testing along a flight corridor established for beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) test work in conjunction with Cranfield University.
Bristow Abandons Columbia Helicopters Deal, Faces Uncertain Future 
Industrial aviation services provider Bristow Group has abandoned its proposed takeover of Columbia Helicopters as Bristow struggles with financial issues.
Bristow Scraps Columbia Deal, Faces Uncertain Future 
Oil-and-gas helicopter operator Bristow Group has abandoned its proposed takeover of Columbia Helicopters as Bristow struggles with financial issues.
Bristow Scraps Columbia Deal, Faces Uncertain Future 
Oil-and-gas helicopter operator Bristow Group has abandoned its proposed takeover of Columbia Helicopters as Bristow struggles with financial issues.
New UK Cartographic HAPS Platform Revealed 
UK mapping agency Ordnance Survey has revealed the first details of its partnership to develop a high-altitude pseudo-sat developed for the cartography mission.
New UK Cartographic HAPS Platform Revealed 
UK mapping agency Ordnance Survey has revealed the first details of its partnership to develop a high-altitude pseudo-sat developed for the cartography mission.
Industry Begins Work On Franco-German Fighter Project  14
German concerns about defense exports could still rattle the FCAS project.
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