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  • A visitor places flowers at a temporary memorial for the 298 victims of shot down Malaysian jetliner Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

    The journey of the 298 souls on board the ill-fated Flight MH17 was violently cut short at 30,000 feet above ground, victims of a war not their own. NBC reports.

  • American bomber gap?

    A report from Congress suggests the B2 and B52 bombers may become "irrelevant." CNBC's Jane Wells provides insight to the value the aircrafts bring to the industry.

  • A Malaysia Airlines jet takes off from Heathrow Airport in London.

    The probability that a missile downed Flight MH17 prompts questions on whether the plane should have flown over a war-torn area. NBC News reports.

  • Satellite Image of Ukraine

    The Malaysian Airlines flight that crashed on Thursday morning in Ukraine was flying in open air space, Eurocontrol authorities said.

  • Boeing's CST-100 prototype

    A Boeing executive says space exploration must be resold to the public in these days of tight budgets and declining interest.

  • To commemorate the 45th anniversary of the moon landing, 100 pairs of sneakers inspired by moon boots will be available.

  • Boeing's CST-100 prototype

    The CST-100 is designed to ferry crew, cargo and even tourists into low Earth orbit.

  • A worker checks the landing gear of a model of a F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter jet, produced by Lockheed Martin Corp., as it stands on display prior to the opening of the Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, U.K., July 13, 2014.

    The Pentagon has decided not to send Lockheed Martin F-35 fighters to a UK air show amid mechanical problems with the weapons project.

  • Boeing's CST-100 prototype

    Boeing is taking on Elon Musk's SpaceX in NASA's competition for a crew carrier to the International Space Station. CNBC's Jane Wells has the details.

  • Air Lease signs huge order

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau speaks to the launch customer of Airbus' revamped A330neo - Air Lease Corp. Chairman and CEO Steven Udvar-Hazy. He discusses the healthy demand in the aviation business.

  • Air Show: Boeing vs. Airbus

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports Airbus announced a new wide body plane at the Farnborough Airshow.

  • A worker walks among rolls of semi-finished aluminum at an Alcoa aluminum factory.

    Alcoa has invested heavily in its U.S. aerospace business because of the country's leading position in advanced manufacturing, CEO Klaus Kleinfeld tells CNBC.

  • Lockheed Martin to reduce F-35 price

    Lockheed Martin plans to reduce the price of its F-35 by 2019, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • A Southwest Airlines Co. Boeing 737-7H4.

    Increasing demand from low-cost airlines and booming airline travel in Asia – China in particular – drove Boeing to raise its forecast for new planes.

  • Alcoa's 'unrecognized transformation': Cramer

    CNBC's Jim Cramer shares his opinions on Alcoa's quarterly earnings, and the company's acquisition of global jet component leader Firth Rixson.

  • 'Threat' to European carriers from Gulf: Pro

    Douglas McNeill, investment director at Charles Stanley, says the rise of the gulf carriers is the biggest threat to European airlines.

  • US airport security will be 'stepped up': Pro

    Chris Yates, principal at Yates Consulting, says U.S. airport security will be "stepped up" over time in response to evidence that al Qaeda is creating weapons to evade airport checks.

  • Boeing's commercial airplane division ramped up deliveries in June and in the second quarter, aided by the Dreamliner.

  • US airlines 'afraid of competition': Norwegian CEO

    Bjørn Kjos, CEO of Norwegian, says complaints by U.S. pilot unions about the airline's labor policies are not grounded in fact and American carriers are "afraid of competition".

  • Boeing headquarters in Chicago.

    The agreement comes as NASA and Boeing complete the Critical Design Review on the core stage, the last major review before full production begins.

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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.