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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
Portuguese Government Approves KC-390 Buy 
Portugal looks to become the first export customer for the Embraer KC-390 after the government approved the purchase of five of the airlifters for €827 million ($930.5 million).
Rheinland Delivers ATR-72 MPAs To Pakistan 
Germany’s Rheinland Air Service (RAS) has delivered a second heavily modified ATR-72 regional turboprop to the Pakistan Navy for maritime patrol duties.
Australia Seeks Info On Tiger Helo Replacements 
Australia is sticking by a plan to replace its 22 Airbus Tiger ARH attack helicopters in the mid-2020s, issuing a request for information on a prospective order for 29 rotorcraft.
Bulgarian F-16 Purchase Proceeding 
Bulgaria’s Council of Ministers has given the green light to the procurement of F-16 Block 70s from the U.S.
UK Ministers Expect A400M Reliability Gains In 2020 
British defense ministers are hopeful that issues dogging the reliability and serviceability of the UK’s A400M airlifter fleet will be solved by the third quarter of 2020.
UK Testing USAF Pilot Training Next Program 
Britain has sent a student pilot to test the U.S. Air Force’s Pilot Training Next (PTN) experimental flight training program.
Germany Deploys A400M On Tanking Mission 
Germany has become the first A400M operator to deploy the airlifter overseas in the aerial refueling role.
UK Extends Stay Of Chinooks In Mali 
Britain is extending the deployment of Royal Air Force (RAF) Chinook helicopters in support of French troops in Africa by at least six months.
Britain Broadening Directed Energy Weapon Studies 
The British defense ministry is widening the scope of its directed energy weapons research with plans for three new demonstrators to help accelerate the introduction of the technology to the front line.
Rolls-Royce Plans Hybrid-Electric Expansion In Germany 
Outlining its plans on July 8, Rolls-Royce seeks to enlarge its Dahlewitz facilities to support the development of hybrid-electric 400 kW-1,000 kW propulsion systems.
Rolls-Royce Plans Hybrid-Electric Expansion In Germany 
Outlining its plans on July 8, Rolls-Royce seeks to enlarge its Dahlewitz facilities to support the development of hybrid-electric 400 kW-1,000 kW propulsion systems.
Rolls-Royce To Expand Hybrid-Electric Research In Germany 
Aero-engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce plans to strengthen its hybrid-electric and propulsion research activities in Brandenburg, Germany.
Belgium Spending €275 Million On F-35 Infrastructure 
Because Brussels wants to base its 34 F-35As across two air bases, Florennes and Kleine Brogel, two sets of facilities will be required.
British Lawmakers Call For Broader Military Aerospace Vision  1
Can Britain justify developing a new-generation trainer to go with the Tempest?
First Canadian SAR C295 Makes First Flight 
The aircraft, which will be designated CC-295 once in Canadian service, flew for the first time on July 4 from Airbus’ facilities in Seville, Spain.
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