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
Helicopter Pilots Support Strike In North Sea 
Pilots flying for oil and gas operators in the North Sea strongly support striking over concerns about job losses, the British Air Line Pilots Association (BALPA) says.
North Sea Helo Pilots In Favor Of Strike 
Pilots flying for oil and gas operators in the North Sea strongly support striking over concerns about job losses, the British Air Line Pilots Association (BALPA) says.
North Sea Helo Pilots Mull Strike 
North Sea helicopter pilots are considering calling for a strike over concerns about layoffs by their employers in the face of the oil price slump.
Strike Mulled By North Sea Helo Pilots 
North Sea helicopter pilots are considering calling for a strike over concerns about layoffs by their employers in the face of the oil price slump.
St. Helena Prepares For Navigation Aids Calibration Flights 

The remote British outpost of St. Helena is preparing for the first fixed-wing aircraft to land at the South Atlantic island’s new airport. 

The calibration flights, using a Beechcraft Super King Air, are due to take place in mid-September, following approval from Air Safety Support International, a company set up by the U.K. Civil Aviation Authority to provide aviation regulations for U.K. overseas territories.

Offshore Oil And Gas Operators Cut Aircraft, Slash Jobs 

 

LONDON – Reduced activity in the oil and gas industry caused by a fall in energy prices is continuing to weigh heavily on helicopter operators that support energy companies.

International operators such as Bristow Group and CHC have cut flying rates and laid off pilots as their clients halt exploration work and reduce the numbers of people required to work offshore.

TAI Delivers Nine T129 Helos To Turkish Army 
Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has delivered the first batch of T129 ATAK attack helicopters to the Turkish army.
Airbus Demonstrates Sferion Helo Pilot Assistance Sensor 
Airbus Defense and Space has demonstrated its next-generation Sferion sensor, designed to assist helicopter pilots operating in degraded visual environments.
Oil Price Dive Weighs Heavily On Helicopter Operators 
Offshore helicopter operators are suffering from the steep decline in world oil prices.
MH17 Downed By SA-11 Missile, U.S. Intel Confirms  57
The U.S. intelligence community has settled on the assessment that the offending system was a Russian-made SA-11, also dubbed the Gadfly by NATO.
Offshore Energy Operators Cut Aircraft, Jobs 

LONDONReduced activity in the oil and gas industry caused by a fall in energy prices is continuing to weigh heavily on helicopter operators that support energy companies.

International operators such as Bristow Group and CHC have cut flying rates and laid off pilots as their clients halt exploration work and reduce the numbers of people required to work offshore.

U.S. Intel Determines SA-11 Downed MH17 
The U.S. intelligence community has settled on the assessment that the offending system was a Russian-made SA-11, also dubbed the Gadfly by NATO.
Finland Looks Toward Hornet Replacement  8
Finland wants a multirole fighter and ground-based air defenses to replace its F/A-18 Hornet fleet.
Rolls-Royce Suffers Challenging Six Months But Confident In Long-Term Prospects 

 

LONDON—Rolls-Royce says it is positioning itself for long-term growth despite drops in revenue and profit in the first six months of 2015.

Company revenues fell by 3% to £6.3 billion ($9.8 billion) compared to the first half of 2014, the company told investors on a recent earnings call, and underlying profits were down by more than 32% to £439 million, compared to £636 million a year ago.

Poland Defends Airbus H225M Helo Selection 
The Polish defense ministry is defending its selection of the Airbus Helicopters H225M Caracal after a Polish magazine claimed government officials had broken procurement regulations.
 

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