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
German Challenger Totaled After A380 Wake Turbulence 3
A German-registered Challenger rolled several times after encountering wake turbulence from an Airbus A380 over the Arabian Sea, investigators have confirmed.
Podcast: Turkey’s Aerospace Ambitions 6
By 2023, Turkey’s centenary, President Tayyip Edogan wants the nation’s aerospace industry to fly its indigenous TF-X fighter. But the new fighter is just the one example, as Turkey is developing a trainer/light attack aircraft, UAVs, missiles, helicopters and a gallium-nitride-based AESA radar.
Remote Tower Coming To London City Airport  1
London City Airport is to begin using a remote air traffic tower from 2019.
German Bizjet Rolled After Encountering A380 Wake 
A German-registered business jet rolled several times after encountering wake turbulence from an Airbus A380 over the Arabian Sea, investigators have confirmed.
As Election Looms, UK Political Parties Lay Out Defense Plans 
Britain’s Conservative Party has pledged it will increase the country’s defense budget by 0.5% a year above inflation until 2022 as it seeks re-election in the upcoming snap general election on June 8.
Indigenous Turkish Helicopter Unveiled 
The six-metric-ton T625 is the result of Turkish program launched in 2013 to locally produce a rotorcraft that could replace hundreds of aging UH-1 Hueys.
Flight Control System Blamed For Italy AW609 Crash 
Italian investigators probing the fatal crash of the second prototype AW609 commercial tiltrotor have concluded that faulty logic within the aircraft’s flight control system ultimately led to the accident.
Crash of AW609 In Italy Blamed On Flight Control System 
Italian investigators probing the fatal crash of the second prototype AW609 commercial tiltrotor have concluded that faulty logic within the aircraft’s flight control system ultimately led to the accident.
British, Turkish Governments Green Light TF-X Development Work  16
Turkey’s fighter will be twin-engine, but the choice of a powerplant has not yet been made.
Turkey To Purchase Hurkus Light Attack Aircraft  1
The Turkish government has signed a letter of intent to purchase up to 24 Hurkus light attack aircraft from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI).
Pakistan, Turkey Enhance Aerospace Relationship  1
Turkish Aerospace Industies and Pakistan Aeronautical Complex have signed a memorandum of understanding that will lead to closer cooperation on programs such as the T129 attack helicopter.
Saudi Arabia Unveils Armed UAV Program 
Saudi Arabia has taken the wraps off an indigenous armed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) program.
UK, Turkey Ratify Turkish Fighter Agreements 
The Turkish and British governments have ratified their agreements to allow BAE Systems and Turkish Aerospace Industries to cooperate on the development of an indigenous Turkish fighter.
TAI Reveals T-625 Utility Helicopter 
Turkish Aerospace Industries has taken the covers off its T625 twin-engine medium helicopter.
Rolls-Royce, Turkey’s Kale Group Partner For TF-X Engine 
Rolls-Royce and Turkish engineering firm Kale Group are to establish a joint venture which will initially develop an engine for Turkey’s indigenous fighter, the TF-X.
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