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
Bristow Enters Chapter 11, Sells Eastern Airways 
Bristow Group has joined a growing list of offshore helicopters operators to enter Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a bid to restructure its operation.
Bristow Sells Eastern Airways, Enters Chapter 11 
Bristow Group, which operates nearly 300 helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, has entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a bid to restructure its operation.
Turkey Calls For Greater Indigenous UAV Capability 
Turkish industry is responding to local and export needs for longer-legged, more capable drones. Two twin-engine MALE UAVs are currently in development.
Secondhand 737s Destined For UK Wedgetail Program 
Two of Britain’s new E-7 Wedgetail airborne early warning radar aircraft will be converted from secondhand Boeing 737-700s, a ministerial letter has revealed.
Norwegian F-35s To Fly Danish Noise Trials 
The Royal Norwegian Air Force is to support noise trials for the basing of the F-35 in Denmark.
Czech Republic Requests Black Hawks, Vipers 
The U.S. State Department has approved a potential sale of Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawks and Bell AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters to the Czech Republic.
CityAirbus eVTOL Makes First Tethered Hovers And Hops 
Airbus Helicopter’s CityAirbus urban air mobility (UAM) demonstrator has made its milestone first hops into the air in Germany.
CityAirbus Makes First Tethered Hops 
Airbus Helicopter’s CityAirbus urban air mobility demonstrator has made its milestone first hops into the air in Germany.
CityAirbus eVTOL Makes First Tethered Hops 
Airbus Helicopter’s CityAirbus urban air mobility demonstrator has made its milestone first hops into the air in Germany.
More Consolidation Needed In Helo Oil & Gas Sector, CEO says 
The CEO of U.S.-based oil-and-gas helicopter operator Era Group says the industry is in “dire need” of consolidation.
Oil & Gas Helo CEO: More Conslidation Needed 
The CEO of U.S.-based oil-and-gas helicopter operator Era Group says the industry is in “dire need” of consolidation.
Bahrain Requests Patriot Buy 
The potential Patriot purchase was one of a trio of major Middle Eastern arms deals approved by the DSCA on May 3, valued at just under $6 billion.
Turkey Developing Modular Glide Bomb 
Turkey’s Tubitak Sage research and development institute has begun development work on a modular guide bomb that could be fitted with a range of guidance systems and warheads.
TF-X Will Fly In 2026 
Despite hopes of flying the aircraft during the Turkish Republic’s centenary in 2023, the company now is planning to fly in 2026.
Magma UAV Flies With Blown-Air Only Control 
BAE Systems says the demonstration “ensures the UK has the right technologies and skills in place for the future,” and suggests they could be used on the UK’s Future Combat Air System.
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