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.


Algerian Diversification Expands To Helicopter Assembly 
With sales of more than 70 helicopters to the Algerian government, Italian manufacturer Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s relationship with the country has been a lucrative one.
RAF Pilot Who Sent A330 Into Plunge With Camera To Be Court-Martialed  46
Charges for the Royal Air Force pilot who sent an Airbus A330 Voyager tanker into a dive are perjury, making a false record and negligently performing a duty, according to a British newspaper report.
Leonardo Establishes JV To Build Helicopters In Algeria 
According to the Algerian defense ministry, the agreement covers the manufacturing of three types of light and medium helicopter for military and parapublic use.
U.K. Defense Ministry Launches Innovation Fund 
The U.K. defense ministry has set aside £800 million to develop new defense technologies as part of an initiative to change the way the British defense ministry works with industry.
BAE Systems Studying Avro RJ Freighter Conversion 

LONDON—BAE Systems Regional Aircraft said 3–4 operators are interested in a freighter conversion of its Avro RJ family of regional airliners.                                                                     &n

BAE Systems Studying Avro RJ Freighter Conversion 
BAE Systems Regional Aircraft said it is seeing interest from 3–4 operators in a freighter conversion of its Avro RJ family of regional airliners.
Commercial Tiltrotor Returns To Flight 
Leonardo Helicopters has restarted flight testing of its AW609 commercial tiltrotor after a nearly 10-month self-imposed grounding following the fatal loss of one of the prototypes.
Kuwait Orders H225M Helicopters 
The Kuwaiti government has thrown Airbus Helicopters’ troubled H225 helicopter an urgently needed lifeline by purchasing 30 military versions of the aircraft.
After London City Greenlight, Heathrow Expansion Still In Limbo  5
A long-awaited conclusion on the expansion of London’s primary gateway still hangs in the balance, delayed by indecisiveness and politicking.
Argentinian IA-100 Trainer Completes First Flight 
Argentina’s state-owned aircraft manufacturer, Fábrica Argentina de Aviones (FAdeA), has completed the first flight of its IA-100 indigenously produced composite training aircraft
Airlander Airship Emerges From Hangar 
The first prototype of Hybrid Air Vehicles' Airlander 10 hybrid airship has emerged from its hangar at Cardington, England, for the first time.
Leonardo-Finmeccanica Sets Up New Entity in U.K. 
Italian defense and aerospace firm Leonardo-Finmeccanica is to establish a new U.K. entity focused on its three main core businesses: aerospace, defense and security.
Bell 525 Broke Up In Flight, NTSB Says 
NTSB investigators say the first prototype Bell 525 helicopter broke up in flight before crashing on July 6.
NTSB: Bell 525 Broke Up In Flight  1
NTSB investigators say the first prototype Bell 525 helicopter broke up in flight before crashing on July 6.
Airbus Starts To Quantify Impact Of Super Puma Grounding 
Operators prepare Super Pumas and H225s for storage as they await results of Norway accident probe.

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