Tony Osborne

London Bureau Chief

London, UK


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.


5G Could Enhance GNSS Signals For Urban Air Mobility

By Tony Osborne Oct 19, 2021
The European Space Agency and UK air navigation service provider NATS are exploring whether 5G cellular communications technology could help to provide a resilient positioning capability for uncrewed air systems. 
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Meggitt Expects Parker Merger To Proceed Despite UK Intervention

By Tony Osborne Oct 19, 2021
Aerospace supplier Meggitt says it still expects its acquisition by Parker Hannifin to proceed, despite an intervention by the UK government over national security concerns.
Budget, Policy & Operations

UK Makes $247M SAF Investment To Meet 2050 Net-Zero Targets

By Tony Osborne Oct 19, 2021
The UK has laid out its plan to become a net-zero society with grand designs on how to reduce the carbon impact of aviation.
Airlines & Lessors