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  • Siemens Explores New Horizons Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 5:53 AM ET
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    The Mars space probe built by Siemens is an “iconic example” of what the technological industry can provide to global aerospace development, Siegfried Russwurm, the CEO of Sector Industry Sector at Siemens told CNBC.

  • Boeing Deal Shows Need for Fuel-Efficient Planes Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 3:07 PM ET
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    As orders go at air shows, the latest deal between Boeing and Air Lease Corp is not the biggest one ever done.  Still, the $7.2 Billion ALC is paying for 75 new 737 MAX airplanes is significant and highlight the continued demand for more fuel-efficient single aisle planes.

  • Boeing CEO: No Demand Slowdown Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 12:37 PM ET
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    Boeing CEO Jim McNerney denied commercial aviation was in a production bubble on Monday, shortly after closing a $7.2 billion deal with Air Lease.

  • Private Aviation 'Midway Through Recovery' Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 9:45 AM ET
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    The private aviation industry in Europe has undergone a challenging few years, keeping step with the similarly challenging macro-economic environment.

  • Boeing Wins $7.2 Billion Dogfight at Farnborough Airshow

    Air Lease Corp places a huge order with Boeing, ordering 75, 737 MAX airplanes. James McNerney, Boeing chairman & CEO, discusses his company's growth strategies as global economies slow down and business competition heats up, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Why Farnborough Is Still Important Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 2:20 AM ET
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    New venues such as Singapore, Dubai and Bangalore have grown in importance with the global economy, but Farnborough is not an anachronism; it remains a premier venue to take the industry's pulse.

  • European Austerity May Clip Defense Sector Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 2:19 AM ET
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    Defense manufacturers suffered a further blow on Wednesday as the UK became the latest European nation to announce military cutbacks as part of austerity measures.

  • Airbus Shrugs Off Doubts Over A350 Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 2:14 AM ET
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    The new chief executive of Airbus says he is ready to “bet” that the European aircraft maker’s planned new A350 widebody passenger jet will not suffer the same three-year delay that Boeing had with its 787 Dreamliner, the Financial Times reports.

  • UK Company Promises Moon Tourism by 2015 Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 12:31 PM ET
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    Excalibur Almaz will charge wannabe astronauts an average of £100 million for a six to eight month journey exploring deep space

  • NASA Kills X-Ray Telescope, Blames Project's Cost Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 7:18 PM ET
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    NASA killed a new X-ray telescope mission on Thursday, two years before its planned launch.

  • Why the Amazon drone is just the beginning Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 11:47 AM ET
    Amazon.com is testing out the viability of drone delivery for small packages.

    Amid the uproar about unmanned aircraft, researchers have been experimenting with the technology for years in many fields including combat.

  • Drones Take Flight For Civilian Use Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 10:53 AM ET
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    As the two longest wars in American history come to a close, and defense spending decelerates, defense contractors are quickly devising ways to alter their war-time technology for commercial and civilian use.

  • SpaceX Launches Rocket to Supply International Space Station

    Private space company SpaceX launched its "Falcon 9" rocket today. CNBC's Jane Wells discusses which defense companies face government cuts this year, and Jeff Kilburg, Kilburg Capital, weighs in on how to play the sector.

  • Elon Musk Rocket Heading to Space Friday, 18 May 2012 | 12:15 PM ET
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    For the first time, a private company will launch a rocket to the International Space Station, sending it on a grocery run this weekend that could be the shape of things to come for America's space program.

  • Farnborough International Airshow 2010 Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 12:26 AM ET

    The Farnborough International Airshow is the largest airshow of the year in Europe featuring military and civilian aircraft.

  • Fiorina: How We're Going to Win the Space Race 2.0 Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 12:02 AM ET
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    In this Guest Blog, former CEO Carly Fiorina shares her thoughts on the announcement that several tech billionaires are going to bankroll a venture to mine asteroids writing, "thank goodness America still has visionaries who understand that we must lead in space."

  • Honeywell CEO on Earnings Beat Friday, 20 Apr 2012 | 8:02 PM ET

    Check out Cramer's interview with chairman and CEO Dave Cote.

  • In the ‘Cockpit’ of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 11:13 AM ET
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    I know that spending potentially a trillion dollars over 50+ years to create and support a single jet program may sound a tad...excessive, but...wouldn't you want to fly one?

  • Alcoa Earnings at $6.0B: CEO Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 4:08 PM ET
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    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo announces Alcoa's Q1 revenue earnings at $6.0 billion and speaks to Klaus Kleinfeld, Alcoa chairman/CEO.

  • Aviation is Among Hottest Sectors for Job Growth Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 11:13 AM ET
    RBC offers a full line of airframe control ball and roller anti-friction bearings to the aerospace industry.

    The RBC plant has nearly 200 workers building and supplying ball bearings to plane makers around the world. Bearings are critical parts in airplanes and their engines. From the flaps on a wing going up or down, to the landing gear moving into place there are scores of bearings in every plane.

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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.