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
Denmark Explains F-35 Choice  81
Boeing’s F/A-18 Super Hornet emerging in second place, while the Eurofighter Typhoon came in third, having been judged last in three out of the four criteria, the officials said in Copenhagen on May 12.
Heathrow To End Night Flights In Bid for Third Runway 
LONDON—London’s Heathrow Airport has promised to end night flights as part of a package of measures that could help boost the chances of reaching political consensus for a third runway.
Indonesia May Buy A400M Airlifters 
Indonesia could be the next export customer for Airbus A400M airlifters, the country’s defense minister says.
Farnborough Air Show Pilots To Face Tougher Restrictions 7
The show’s airspace has had to be radically re-designed, reducing the amount of airspace available to perform high-energy maneuvers.
CHC Seeks Restructuring Through Chapter 11 
Helicopter operator CHC wants to reduce its fleet by 90-100 aircraft as the oil price slump and other ancillary problems take a toll.
U.K. Panel Wants Clarification On Drone Strike Legal Case 
The U.K. Joint Committee on Human Rights says there should be greater accountability for lethal UAV strikes, and also calls for more clarity on their justification.
Switzerland’s ALR Reveals Multi-mission Trainer Concept 
A Switzerland-based team of aircraft designers and engineers believes that a lightweight supersonic advanced trainer and multi-mission aircraft could find a niche in air arms investing in a new generation of combat aircraft such as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
F-22 Deployment Tested ‘Rapid Raptor’ Capability  46
The largest-ever deployment of F-22 Raptors to Europe by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has been completed with the departure of the aircraft back to the U.S. on May 9.
Multimission Concept For Lightweight Advanced Trainers  3
Switzerland’s ALR reveals trainer and multimission aircraft concept.
Naval Strike Missile To Deploy On Littoral Combat Ship 
Kongsberg’s Naval Strike Missile (NSM) is set to deploy on a U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship as part of a second round of testing that could eventually see the Norwegian-made weapon become the standard anti-ship missile for the vessels.
Investigators Eye Rotor Mast Separation In Norwegian H225 Probe 
Sixth crash in six years for Super Puma derivatives has eroded oil worker confidence in North Sea workhorse.
Third Prototype AW609 Begins Ground Runs 
Leonardo-Finmeccanica Helicopters has taken the first steps in restarting the flight-test campaign of its AgustaWestland AW609 commercial tiltrotor following the fatal crash of the second prototype last October.
Third Prototype AW609 Begins Ground Runs 
Leonardo-Finmeccanica Helicopters has taken the first steps in restarting the flight-test campaign of its AgustaWestland AW609 commercial tiltrotor following the fatal crash of the second prototype last October.
 

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