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
Airbus, Avio Testing Gearbox Problem Fix 
Airbus Defense and Space and Avio Aero are working on an interim fix to an engine gearbox problem that has held up deliveries of the A400M airlifter.
Norway Plans Defense Spending Hike 
The hike would allow the defense ministry to undertake its long-term defense plan, which includes the introduction of a new maritime patrol aircraft to replace the Lockheed P-3 Orion, new submarines and longer-ranged, ground-based air defenses.
Light Attack M346 Could be Ready for Market in Two Years 
Leonardo-Finmeccanica plans to begin marketing a new light attack version of its M346 jet trainer at the July 11-17 Farnborough air show.
Airbus Tests A400M Extended Refueling Hose For Helicopters 
Airbus Defense and Space has conducted wind tunnel testing on an extended length refueling hose which the company hopes can solve the A400M’s helicopter refueling woes.
Brexit Result, Defense And Debuts Lead 2016 Farnborough Buzz  8
The premier British airshow may be more sedate than usual this year, with defense highlighted ahead of commercial endeavors.
Airbus Begins Hforce Helicopter Weapons System Tests 
Airbus Helicopters has begun the first firing trials of its Hforce generic weapons system.
Turkish-Built T-70 Black Hawk Deliveries to Begin in 2021 
Turkish industry has formally started work to pave the way for delivery of locally manufactured T-70 Black Hawks starting in 2021.
Deliveries of Turkish-Built T-70 Black Hawk Deliveries to Begin in 2021 
Turkish industry has formally started work to pave the way for delivery of locally manufactured T-70 Black Hawks starting in 2021.
RAF Red Arrows Cancel Aerobatics Display At Farnborough  5
Due to safety concerns about nearby urban areas—as well as increased public awareness following last year's Shoreham Airshow crash—the Red Arrows team will be limited to flypasts only.
Anatolian Eagle 2016: Through The Lens 5
A photo gallery from Turkey’s Anatolian Eagle exercises held at Konya air base, south of Ankara, including air services from Italy, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the Turkish host air force.
RAF Aerobatics Display At Farnborough Canceled  32
Due to safety concerns about nearby urban areas—as well as increased public awareness following last year's Shoreham Airshow crash—the Red Arrows team will be limited to flypasts only.
Dutch F-35s Return to U.S. After Europe Deployment  1
The Royal Netherlands Air Force has redeployed its two F-35A Joint Strike Fighters back to the U.S. after the international debut of the aircraft at the air force’s Open Dagen air show.
NATO, Middle Eastern Air Forces Train Together Over Turkey  3
Anatolian Eagle participants focus on dynamic targeting and defeating high-end surface-to-air missiles.
Governor: No Plans To Mothball St. Helena Airport 
LONDON—The government of the British Overseas Territory of St. Helena said there are no plans to mothball the remote island’s new airport, despite problems associated with wind shear preventing the start of regular air services.
Work Begins on Turkish Utility Helicopter Program  5
Turkish industry has formally begun production of Sikorsky S-70 Black Hawk helicopters under the Turkish Utility Helicopter Program (TUHP).
 

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