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

Rheinmetall Buys Stake In BAE Systems UK Land Business 
Germany’s Rheinmetall and Britain’s BAE Systems have agreed to create a joint venture to support a series of upcoming British combat vehicle programs.
UK Aerospace Braces For Possibility Of No-Deal Brexit  1
Industry is already stockpiling components—at no small cost—to prevent production disruption in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit.
Ukraine To Buy Turkish Bayraktar UAV 
The Ukrainian government will purchase armed versions of the Baykar Makina Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicle from Turkey, making it the second export customer for the system.
F-35 and Typhoon Partner As RAF’s New Backbone  6
With initial operational capability declared, Britain could deploy its F-35s overseas within the coming months.
UK Aerospace Nervous As Brexit Date Nears 
Britain’s aerospace industry is growing nervous over concerns that the UK Parliament may not approve the withdrawal agreement negotiated between the British government and the European Union, according to aerospace, defense, security and space trade association ADS.
Redesigned Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 Compressor Blade Certified 
UK Aero-engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce says it has certified a redesigned intermediate pressure (IP) compressor blade for Package C variants of the Trent 1000 engine that powers the Boeing 787.
Airbus’ Enders Calls for UK Lawmakers to Agree on Orderly Brexit 
Airbus CEO Tom Enders has urged British Parliamentarians to urgently agree on an orderly exit from the European Union (EU).
Rolls-Royce Eyes Electric Airspeed Record  1
Rolls-Royce-led team wants to beat 210-mph record set by Siemens-modified Extra 330 in 2017.
UK Aerospace Nervous As Brexit Date Nears 
Britain’s aerospace industry is growing nervous over concerns that the UK Parliament may not approve the withdrawal agreement negotiated between the British government and the European Union, according to aerospace, defense, security and space trade association ADS.
Guernsey-based Aurigny Signs for ATR 72-600 Trio 
Aurigny, the airline of English Channel Island Guernsey, has firmed up a long-awaited order for a trio of ATR-72-600 regional turboprops.
UK Airports Invest In Anti-Drone Capabilities After Incidents 
UK will strengthen drone laws later this year with new register and online safety test.
Rolls-Royce Takes Aim At Electric Aircraft Speed Mark 
Aero-engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce is hoping to make its mark on the electric aircraft speed record with a vision of breaking the 300 mph barrier in 2020.
Boeing To Upgrade Spain’s Chinooks 
Boeing has been contracted to upgrade Spain’s 17 CH-47D Chinook transport helicopters to the F-model standard.
Croatia Threatens To Back Out Of F-16 Deal With Israel 
The Croatian government has threatened to cancel an agreement with Israel to purchase secondhand F-16 fighters.
Raytheon To Support UK Shadows Under £250 Million Deal 
Raytheon has signed a $313.5 million contract with the UK defense ministry to support the Royal Air Force’s fleet of Beechcraft Shadow ISR aircraft.
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