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.


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.
Gecas To Buy Helicopter Lease Firm Milestone 
The deal, announced on Oct. 13, is likely to shake up the fledgling helicopter-leasing business that was essentially re-booted in 2010 by the formation of Milestone, led by former NetJets CEO Richard Santulli.
Australia Looking For Laser-Guided Rocket 
BAE Systems has fitted its Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) to a European-made rocket as part of a demonstration for the Australian armed forces.
Italian Army Takes Delivery Of New-Generation Chinooks 
The Italian army has taken delivery of its first two new model ICH-47F Chinooks license-built by AgustaWestland.
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