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
St. Helena Hosts Its First Passenger Aircraft  1
The new airport on the remote British island of St. Helena has received its first passenger aircraft.
‘Creative Accounting’ Kept U.K. Within NATO Spending Target 
A committee of U.K. lawmakers says the government used “creative accounting” in its bid to stay within NATO’s target for defense spending.
Wizz Air Relaunches Gatwick Flights To Eastern Europe 
Wizz Air Hungary plans to restart operations from London’s Gatwick Airport after an eight-year hiatus.
Hurkus On Target For Certification This Summer 
Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) is optimistic it will achieve certification of its Hurkus-A turboprop-powered training aircraft this summer.
British Airways A320 Possibly Hits UAV Outside Heathrow  1
LONDON – U.K. authorities are investigating a possible midair collision between a UAV and a British Airways Airbus A320.
USAF Sends Largest Deployment Of Raptors To Europe 
The U.S. Air Force has sent 12 F-22 Raptors to Europe in the largest deployment of the type yet to the region.
U.K. Probes Report Of A320-UAS Midair Near Heathrow 
British authorities are investigating a possible midair collision between an unmanned aerial system (UAS) and a British Airways Airbus A320 on its approach to London Heathrow airport.
Germany To End Tornado Training In U.S. 
The German air force will close its Panavia Tornado training facility at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, in 2019 and move instruction back to Europe.
Dutch F-35 Being Primed For Noise Evaluations  32
Studies to gauge F-35 noise levels will ask residents of the communities around two Dutch air bases for feedback.
U.K. Regulator Strengthening Air Display Rules, Post-Crash  2
The British Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is set to introduce additional rules for air displays aimed at making them safer, following the fatal crash of an ex-military Hawker Hunter jet fighter at the Shoreham Airshow last year.
U.K. Regulator Strengthens Air Display Regulation 
The U.K. Civil Aviation Authority is set to introduce additional rules for air displays aimed at making them safer, following the fatal crash of an ex-military Hawker Hunter jet fighter at the Shoreham Airshow last year.
Europe Moves Forward With UCAS Plans 
There is long list of technology demonstrations behind the idea of an unmanned combat aircraft, but no requirements for an operational system have emerged. Now Europe has a try.
Oman Air Studying 787-9s, A350-900s To Renew Fleet  1
Oman Air is studying options for renewing part of its widebody fleet as it pushes ahead with plans to serve 75 destinations using 70 aircraft by 2030.
A New Runway for Dublin  1
Dublin is in an enviable position for airport expansion, having approvals in hand for an additional runway. But clauses tied to overnight usage could hamper overall operational growth.
Netherlands Tanker Cleared To Refuel F-35  52
The Royal Netherlands Air Force has cleared its Douglas KDC-10 aerial tanker to refuel the F-35, paving the way for the fighter’s public debut in June.
 

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