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
Belgium Fighter Procurement Gets Green Light 
Belgium has decided to purchase new fighters to replace its aging fleet of F-16s.
UK Carrier Program Faces Risks, Auditors Say 
Britain’s plan to reinstitute a carrier-based strike capability faces potential delays and capability limitations, the independent National Audit Office has warned.
Leonardo Trying To Improve Medium, Light Twin Rotorcraft Positions 
Leonardo looks to invest in the AW139, but development of the future light-twin helicopter is hazy.
CHC Helicopter Set To Emerge From Chapter 11 
A restructured CHC is ready for low-oil-price environment, says CEO Karl Fessenden.
Russian Helicopters Developing Light Helicopter 
Russian Helicopters has begun work on the development of a light helicopter in the 1.6-metric ton (3,500 lb.) class, the company has revealed.
Light Helicopter Being Developed By Russian Helicopters 
Russian Helicopters has begun work on the development of a light helicopter in the 1.6-metric ton (3,500 lb.) class, the company has revealed.
Four Dead In Irish Coast Guard S-92 Crash 
Three crewmen are missing and presumed dead after the March 14 crash of a Sikorsky S-92 search and rescue helicopter operated for the Irish coast guard.
Irish Coast Guard S-92 Crash Kills Four 
Three crewmen are missing and presumed dead after the March 14 crash of a Sikorsky S-92 search and rescue helicopter operated for the Irish coast guard.
H225 Faces Challenge Returning To North Sea, CHC Chief Says 
The CEO of oil and gas operator CHC says Airbus will be “very challenged” to return the H225/EC225 heavy helicopter to service in the North Sea following the crash of a CHC-operated aircraft in Norway last April.
Airbus To Accelerate Military Variant of H160 
Airbus will accelerate the development of the military version of its H160 medium twin-engine helicopter following the type’s selection for a significant joint French requirement.
Tiltrotor Trials, Tribulation and Tragedy  11
After 20 years in development, Leonardo is beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel for its AW609 commercial tiltrotor.
Real-Time Helicopter HUMS Data Access Could Save Lives Offshore 
Sikorsky, Petroleum Helicopters Inc. and Metro Aviation cooperate on real-time rotorcraft health-monitoring developments.
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Chain Of Failures Implicated In Shoreham Airshow Crash  2
Shoreham Airshow crash investigation shines spotlight on regulatory and organizational failings of air display events.
Leonardo Considering Upgraded AW139 
Leonardo has begun studies into a radically updated version of its best-selling AW139 twin-engine medium helicopter.
Sikorsky Partners On Real-Time HUMS System 
Sikorsky, Metro Aviation and Petroleum Helicopters have developed a way of streaming health and usage monitoring system data off a helicopter so it can be used for urgent analysis.
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