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
Russian Helicopters Flies Fourth Prototype Mi-38 
Russian Helicopters has completed ground tests and the first flight of the fourth prototype of its Mi-38 heavy helicopter.
Sweden Hunts Submarine In Territorial Waters 
The Swedish armed forces are in the midst of a major operation in the waters of the Stockholm archipelago after “credible sightings” of a possible submarine.
Procurement Problems Add To Germany’s Armed Forces Woes 
German military dealing with persistent readiness and procurement issues
Inmarsat Details The Forensic Search For MH370 4
The search for MH370 has resumed with refined Inmarsat data in play, although skeptics maintain that searchers still do not have all the information they need
U.K. Redeploying Reapers From Afghanistan To Iraq 
The U.K. Defense Ministry is redeploying several of its General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper unmanned air vehicles to support operations against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq
50 EC225s Now Flying With Redesigned Shaft 
Airbus Helicopters says it is rapidly rolling out its redesigned bevel gear vertical shaft for the EC225, seven months after its was certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
U.K. Redeploying Reapers From Afghanistan To Iraq 
The U.K. Defense Ministry is redeploying several of its General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper unmanned air vehicles to support operations against Islamic State militants in Iraq.
Heathrow Agrees To Sell Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton Airports
The long-awaited sale, announced Oct. 16 and subject to European merger regulations, is expected to close in 2015.
Chinese Helicopter Operators Select AgustaWestland 
Another major order for helicopters has emerged from China, this time for AgustaWestland models.
U.K. Voyager Refuels U.S. Harriers In IS Combat Operations 
U.K. Royal Air Force (RAF) Airbus A330 Voyager tanker aircraft have refueled non-U.K. assets for the first time as part of the ongoing combat operations against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq.
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