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.



Britain Mulling F-35 Future Commitments 
Britain appears to be scaling back its F-35 ambitions as officials reassess the country’s defense plans.
Saudi Aerospace Companies Partner On Taqnia Aircraft Programs 
Saudi aerospace capability is broadening its capabilities and knowledge with airlifter, helicopter and UAV projects.
Sikorsky, Marines Planning CH-53K King Stallion Berlin Debut 
Sikorsky’s CH-53K King Stallion helicopter is set to make its international debut at Berlin’s ILA air show in 2018 as the manufacturer and U.S. Marines intensify their marketing efforts for the heavy-lift rotorcraft.
State Department OKs Polish Patriot Buy 
The U.S. State Department has approved Poland’s request to purchase a so-called “tailored” version of Raytheon’s Patriot air missile defense system for $10.5 billion.
Demos And Debuts At Dubai Airshow  1
This year’s Dubai Airshow featured one of the most varied air displays at a major international air show in several years, with fighters from China, Europe, Russia and the U.S. flying over Al Maktoum International Airport.
Airlander Damaged After Mooring Issues 
Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), the developer of the Airlander 10 hybrid airship, has begun an investigation into why the aircraft broke free from its mooring mast and deflated.
U.S. Firm Injects $150 Million Into An-74 Production 
U.S.-based investors are plunging $150 million into Ukraine’s Kharkov State Aircraft Manufacturing Co. (KSAMC) in a bid to restart production of the Antonov An-74 commercial airlifter.
UK Royal Navy Commissioning New Carrier Dec. 7 
The 65,000-ton HMS Queen Elizabeth will be commissioned by its namesake during a ceremony at the ship’s homeport of Portsmouth.
Japan’s Giant Airlifter Makes Dubai Debut  4
Japan’s Kawasaki C-2 airlifter begins a hunt for orders in the Middle East. Two General Electric CF6-80 turbofans power the 69-metric ton aircraft.
Dubai Debut For Brazilian-Emirati Light Attack Aircraft  1
Brazilian-Emirati partnership delivers new design light-attack aircraft in two years.
Mega-Aircraft Order Means Increased Price Pressure On Manufacturers  1
Strength in numbers is playing out for the bottom lines of four LCCs owned by private equity firm Indigo Partners. Can global alliances strike similar deals?
Podcast: Dubai Airshow's Unexpected Highlights
Some events at the Dubai Airshow were unexpected, while some expected ones did not happen. Emirates again appeared to be ruling the world of large aircraft orders, while the UAE's manufacturing industry is burgeoning.
UAE Orders Five C295 Airlifters 
The United Arab Emirates Air Force (UAEAF) has ordered five C295 twin-turboprop airlifters and is bolstering its fleet of Denel Seekers UAVs.
GKN Ousts CEO-Designate Over Write-Offs 

LONDON—British aerospace supplier GKN has been forced to begin a hunt for a new chief executive after CEO designate Kevin Cummings was ousted by the company’s board.

GKN Ousts CEO Designate Over Write-Offs 
British aerospace supplier GKN has been forced to begin a hunt for a new chief executive after CEO designate Kevin Cummings was ousted by the company’s board.