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

Typhoon Being Readied For Brimstone Firing Trials 
BAE Systems is preparing to perform a series of test firings of MBDA’s Brimstone 2 air-to-ground missile from the Eurofighter Typhoon as it moves to integrate the weapon for use by the British Royal Air Force.
RAF Fairford To Host European Rivet Joint Operating Location 
The U.S. Air Force is funding construction of new facilities to house its European operating location for RC-135 Rivet Joint intelligence-gathering aircraft at RAF Fairford.
Paris Air Show: A Showcase For Defense Competition  1
The F-35A flying display aims to attract attention as the global marketplace grows more and more intense.
Poland Declares Need For Fifth-Generation Fighters 
Poland has declared a need for a fleet of fifth-generation fighter aircraft equipped with long-range precision weapons to act as a deterrent against an increasingly aggressive Russia.
Taqnia Plans To Produce An-132 In Saudi Arabia 
Taqnia, the Saudi company partnered with Antonov to develop the An-132D airlifter, plans to start building the aircraft in-country in 2020.
German Challenger Totaled After A380 Wake Turbulence 18
A German-registered Challenger rolled several times after encountering wake turbulence from an Airbus A380 over the Arabian Sea, investigators have confirmed.
Podcast: Turkey’s Aerospace Ambitions 6
By 2023, Turkey’s centenary, President Tayyip Edogan wants the nation’s aerospace industry to fly its indigenous TF-X fighter. But the new fighter is just the one example, as Turkey is developing a trainer/light attack aircraft, UAVs, missiles, helicopters and a gallium-nitride-based AESA radar.
Remote Tower Coming To London City Airport  1
London City Airport is to begin using a remote air traffic tower from 2019.
German Bizjet Rolled After Encountering A380 Wake 
A German-registered business jet rolled several times after encountering wake turbulence from an Airbus A380 over the Arabian Sea, investigators have confirmed.
As Election Looms, UK Political Parties Lay Out Defense Plans 
Britain’s Conservative Party has pledged it will increase the country’s defense budget by 0.5% a year above inflation until 2022 as it seeks re-election in the upcoming snap general election on June 8.
Indigenous Turkish Helicopter Unveiled 
The six-metric-ton T625 is the result of Turkish program launched in 2013 to locally produce a rotorcraft that could replace hundreds of aging UH-1 Hueys.
Flight Control System Blamed For Italy AW609 Crash 
Italian investigators probing the fatal crash of the second prototype AW609 commercial tiltrotor have concluded that faulty logic within the aircraft’s flight control system ultimately led to the accident.
Crash of AW609 In Italy Blamed On Flight Control System 
Italian investigators probing the fatal crash of the second prototype AW609 commercial tiltrotor have concluded that faulty logic within the aircraft’s flight control system ultimately led to the accident.
British, Turkish Governments Green Light TF-X Development Work  16
Turkey’s fighter will be twin-engine, but the choice of a powerplant has not yet been made.
Turkey To Purchase Hurkus Light Attack Aircraft  1
The Turkish government has signed a letter of intent to purchase up to 24 Hurkus light attack aircraft from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI).