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
UK, India Ease Flight Restrictions 
The UK and Indian governments have agreed to lift restrictions on flights between the two countries, potentially opening more Indian destinations from UK airports.
Third Prototype AW609 Begins Flight Trials 
Leonardo has begun flight trials of the third prototype AW609 commercial tiltrotor as it targets certification of the high-speed rotary-wing aircraft by 2018.
Flight Trials Begin For Third Prototype AW609 
Leonardo has begun flight trials of the third prototype AW609 commercial tiltrotor as it targets certification of the high-speed rotary-wing aircraft by 2018.
Advanced F-15 Joins Saudi Air Force After Development Issues  17
Fly-by-wire control system issues challenged F-15SA service entry.
Cutting Helicopter Fuel Consumption With Hybrid Power  34
Helicopter engine manufacturer Safran studies hybrid power systems as a way to reduce turbine engine size and fuel burn.
Martin-Baker Requalifying F-35 Seat To Accommodate New Helmet  15
Introducing new, lighter helmet posed challenges for manufacturer Martin-Baker’s F-35 ejection seats.
UK Coast Guard Studying UAV Options 
The UK Maritime Coastguard Agency has begun studies into introducing an unmanned aircraft to assist in search and rescue operations by the end of 2019.
Safran Studying Hybridization To Right-Size Helicopter Engines 
Safran has begun studies into the use of hybrid power on helicopters as a solution to cut fuel consumption.
Safran Looking At Hybridization To Right-Size Helicopter Engines 
Safran has begun studies into the use of hybrid power on helicopters as a solution to cut fuel consumption.
BAE Confirms Advanced Hawk Debut At Aero-India 
BAE Systems has confirmed it will debut a prototype of its Advanced Hawk concept at the Aero-India airshow later this month.
Ejection Seat Market Is Changing Pace  41
As fighters become more advanced and expensive, the number of aircraft produced and ordered continues to fall, so Martin-Baker wants to broaden out the market and its capabilities.
Bell V-280 Tiltrotor Being Prepared For Ground Testing  22
Bell is preparing its prototype V-280 Valor next-generation tiltrotor for ground-vibration testing as it pushes to achieve first flight by September of this year.
Isles Of Scilly May Regain Helicopter Service 
Plans to restore a commercial helicopter service between the UK mainland and the Isles of Scilly have moved a step closer, following the approval of plans to build a new heliport to support the service.
Offshore British Isles May Regain Helicopter Service 
Plans to restore a commercial helicopter service between the UK mainland and the Isles of Scilly have moved a step closer, following the approval of plans to build a new heliport to support the service.
UK To Benefit From Turkish Indigenous Fighter Alliance  8
BAE secures foreign development partner role on Turkish TF-X fighter project.
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