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

Italy Begins Phasing Out Atlantic Patrol Aircraft 
The Atlantic I will formally end its 45-year career in October in favor of the Leonardo P-72, a maritime patrol version of the ATR-72-600 turboprop-powered regional airliner.
New Leonardo Chief Shakes Up Management 
Alessandro Profumo, the new head of Italian aerospace and defense company Leonardo, has ordered a management shake-up.
UK Live-Air Training Program Stimulates Industry  1
At least four teams expressed interest in competing for the billion-pound UK contract to provide aggressor training for all three military services.
Is Political Leverage, Not Capability, Behind Qatar Fighter Orders?  2
Qatar signs up to purchase Typhoons to operate alongside F-15s and Rafales.
EasyJet Studying Cabin Air Filtration 
EasyJet is studying the potential installation of cabin air filters to deal with the issue of contaminated air in the cabin.
Funding Secured For UK’s Last Mile Supply Challenge 
Companies from across the UK and Europe have secured British defense ministry research funding to develop technologies that could deliver supplies to soldiers on the front line.
Enhanced Typhoon Sensors Drive New Cockpit Architecture  3
Striker 2 helmet could bring augmented reality into the Typhoon cockpit.
Sikorsky Seeks Certification For Heavier S-92 By Year’s End 
Sikorsky is targeting European Aviation Safety Agency and Transport Canada certification of its gross weight expansion for the S-92 twin-engine heavy helicopter from 26,500 lb. to 27,700 lb.
Heavier S-92 Sought By Sikorsky By Year’s End 
Sikorsky is targeting European Aviation Safety Agency and Transport Canada certification of its gross weight expansion for the S-92 twin-engine heavy helicopter from 26,500 lb. to 27,700 lb.
Airbus Denies Austrian Typhoon Allegations 
Airbus is denying all allegations made by the Austrian government over its 2003 purchase of Eurofighter Typhoon jet fighters.
Qatar Signs Letter of Intent for Eurofighters  23
British Defense Minister Michael Fallon and his Qatari counterpart, Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah, signed the deal in Doha on Sept 17.
UK Explores Shadow Upgrade Options 
Britain’s Royal Air Force and Raytheon UK have begun concept studies into the development of an upgraded version of the Shadow twin-turboprop intelligence-gathering platform.
Yemen Crash Is First Operational Loss Of Eurofighter 
Said to be the result of “technical problems,” the crash occurred during Saudi-led operations against Houthi rebels in Yemen.
Leonardo To Offer AW149 As UK Puma Replacement 
Leonardo says the AW149, a military spinoff of its AW189 commercial offering, would make an ideal replacement for the Puma if the type is retired at its current out-of-service date of 2025.
British-Built Vertical-Lift UAV On Leonardo’s Horizon 
British concept work into rotary-wing unmanned air systems could result in the development of a production platform for use by the British Army and Royal Navy, Leonardo officials say.