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  • Boeing to make just six 747-8 jumbos a year Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | 4:31 PM ET
    747-8 Boeing Freighter Plane

    Boeing announced Thursday it will take a $569 million after-tax charge in its fourth-quarter results as it scales back production of its 747-8 jet.

  • SOUTHWEST AIRLINES TO SPREAD OUT DELIVERY OF 33 BOEING 737-800 AIRCRAFT ACROSS 2016, 2017 AND 2018- SOUTHWEST CEO.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 20- The U.S. government has approved the probable sale to Iraq of smart bombs, AIM-9M Sidewinder missiles and other munitions for use on its fleet of 36 F-16 fighter jets in a deal valued at up to $1.95 billion, the U.S. Defense Department announced on Wednesday. The Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which oversees foreign arms sales,...

  • Why registry may not make drones much safer Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 12:36 PM ET
    Drone

    The FAA opened a registry for consumer drones a month ago, but whether it will make drone flights safer is debatable.

  • Defence is high on the agenda: BAE Chairman Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 4:00 AM ET
    Defence is high on the agenda: BAE Chairman

    Sir Roger Carr, Chariman of BAE, says terrorism and geopolitical risk are things no one wants, which is why his company is very busy.

  • Inmarsat: Singapore's a natural fit for us Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016 | 5:47 PM ET
    Inmarsat: Singapore's a natural fit for us

    Rupert Pearce, CEO of Inmarsat, on why the satellite telecoms operator opened its regional hub in Singapore.

  • Airbus to team with Uber for copter ride service Sunday, 17 Jan 2016 | 12:37 PM ET

    As part of a new Silicon Valley operation, Airbus will partner with Uber to provide on-demand helicopters.

  • DUBAI/ PARIS, Jan 16- Iran plans to buy 114 civil aircraft from European aircraft maker Airbus, the transport minister was quoted as saying on Saturday, ahead of the anticipated lifting of international sanctions on Iran. Airbus said it was not engaging in commercial talks with Iran until sanctions had been lifted. Sanctions were expected to be lifted in the wake...

  • DUBAI, Jan 16- Iran has agreed to buy 114 civil aircraft from European aircraft maker Airbus, the transport minister was quoted as saying on Saturday, ahead of the anticipated lifting of international sanctions on Iran. Airbus said it was not engaging in commercial talks with Iran until sanctions had been lifted. Sanctions were expected to be lifted later on...

  • Beijing to launch regular flights to disputed islands Saturday, 16 Jan 2016 | 1:32 AM ET
    Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015.

    China claims almost all of the South China Sea, through which more than $5 trillion of maritime trade passes each year.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Jan 14- NASA hired a third company to fly cargo to the International Space Station, adding an innovative space plane built by Sierra Nevada Corp to the commercial fleet, the U.S. space agency said on Thursday. Privately owned Sierra Nevada will join incumbents Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, and Orbital ATK in ferrying supplies to...

  • Lockheed says committed to commercial helicopter market Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 6:13 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 14- Lockheed Martin is committed to the commercial helicopter market despite shrinkage in the sector due to the slide in oil prices since it took over Sikorsky Aircraft from United Technologies Corp last year, a senior executive told Reuters on Thursday. Some analysts and industry executives have suggested Lockheed, the Pentagon's No. 1...

  • PARIS, Jan 14- Embattled aerospace supplier Zodiac Aerospace said on Thursday it had heard loud and clear an angry warning from planemaker Airbus about delays in production of cabin equipment and vowed to sort out the problem. Any time there is a delay on a single seat, you need to fix it as quickly as possible because it is intolerable', "Zodiac Chief Executive...

  • PARIS, Jan 14- French cabin equipment supplier Zodiac Aerospace said on Thursday it had heard loud and clear Airbus message that delays in aircraft seats delivery were intolerable, and it was doing everything to remedy the situation. Airbus issued a rare public warning to the supplier on Tuesday, accusing Zodiac's management of being in denial following...

  • NASA set to award space station cargo contracts Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 12:17 PM ET

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Jan 14- A three-way competition to fly cargo to the International Space Station for NASA has ended, and the U.S. space agency is set to announce the winners on Thursday. A news conference is scheduled for 4 p.m. EST to unveil the winning bids, NASA said. NASA previously eliminated proposals from Boeing Co and Lockheed-Martin for space station...

  • PARIS/ BERLIN, Jan 12- Planemaker Airbus cast doubt on the pace of recovery at French cabin equipment supplier Zodiac Aerospace on Tuesday, saying the company was still "in the ditch" despite repeated pledges to resolve output delays. The comments came in a rare public warning from Airbus planemaking chief Fabrice Bregier, who accused Zodiac's management of...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 11- Metals company Alcoa Inc on Monday reported a quarterly net loss after charges related to shuttering parts of its traditional smelting business. The New York- based company has been curtailing smelting capacity as the industry endures tumbling prices amid rising trade tensions with China. London Metal Exchange aluminum prices, CMAL3, which...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 7- Alcoa Inc said on Thursday it will permanently close its 269,000 tonne-per-year Warrick Operations smelter in Evansville, Indiana, by the end of first quarter, the latest in a string of U.S. smelter curtailments as producers struggle with tumbling prices. Warrick is the largest operating aluminum smelter in the United States, and its closure will...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 7- The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of 5,000 Hellfire missiles to Iraq worth $800 million, the Pentagon said on Thursday. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which oversees foreign arms sales, told lawmakers the government of Iraq had asked to buy 5,000 of the air-to-ground missiles and 10 training missiles.

  • Lockheed wins $5.3 bln contract for C-130J aircraft Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 | 12:59 PM ET

    Dec 31- U.S. weapons maker Lockheed Martin Corp said on Thursday it would deliver a total of 78 C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to the U.S. government as part of a multiyear contract, worth $5.3 billion. Lockheed said in October it had reached a verbal agreement with the U.S. Air Force for a five-year contract to build up to 83 C-130J transport planes for the Air Force,...

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  • Troublesome Liaisons of the Business World

    The business world has seen numerous individuals put their marriages, careers and good standing at risk for an extramarital dalliance. CNBC.com presents a list of people who went outside of their marriages for intimate relationships.

  • Petraeus Scandal Widens

    A top U.S. general in Afghanistan is now under investigation, with CNBC's Eamon Javers. Jeremy Kroll, K2 Intelligence, and Julian Sanchez, Cato Institute, also discuss cyber security.

  • Is the Defense Sector the New 'Girls Club?'

    CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at the rise of women in companies that used to be dominated by men.