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  • German airline Deutsche Lufthansa announced its largest-ever aircraft order on Thursday, worth 14 billion euros ($19.0 billion).

  • Lufthansa is close to placing an order, split between Airbus and Boeing, for dozens of long-haul jets, two people familiar with the matter said.

  • United Airlines boarding lanes at San Francisco International Airport.

    For a little while on Thursday, United Airlines was giving away airplane tickets for free, or close to it.

  • Is the trend your friend?

    CNBC's Dominic Chu has the rundown on where all the action is as a slew of notable records are being made in several stocks and sectors.

  • A Tomahawk missile

    One of the few things defense experts agree on about Syria is that any military strike will involve Tomahawk cruise missiles made by Raytheon.

  • Flight of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo over the Mojave Desert, Sept. 5, 2013 captured by MARS.

    Virgin Galactic says it successfully conducted a second rocket-powered, supersonic test flight of the passenger spaceship it is developing.

  • $1.6 million per missile. That's the cost of the Tomahawks the U.S. Navy may fire into Syria. But will that be a boon for Raytheon, which makes them?

  • File photo of an F-16 Fighting Falcon.

    Bloodshed on the streets of Egypt is delaying completion of a lucrative deal to sell Lockheed Martin F-16s to the troubled U.S. ally.

  • Guard Gate at Area 51 near Rachel, Nevada

    A newly declassified CIA history spills the story about Nevada's Area 51 and its secret mission— which was not to study UFOs, but to test the U-2 and other spy planes.

  • UPS cargo plane crash

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest on the UPS cargo plane crash that happened early Wednesday morning in Alabama. The crash involved an Airbus A300-600 aircraft.

  • Defense stocks on a roll

    Despite sequestration concerns, the defense industry has developed strategies which are attracting some investors. Carter Copeland, Barclays analyst, has the plays.

  • American Airlines Flagship check-in at JFK International Airport.

    An outage at airline booking system Sabre caused difficulties for airlines including American Airlines, JetBlue and Alaska Airlines on Tuesday morning.

  • Sequester impact showing

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on signs showing the sequester is having an impact on private sector defense jobs. Sources saw a slowdown in defense job growth beginning in the Spring.

  • A Boeing 787 Dreamliner being built in Everett, Wash.

    Boeing named a new chief engineer for its troubled 787 Dreamliner as part of a management shake-up in its commercial airplane division.

  • A United States Air Force Global Hawk drone, manufactured by Northrop Grumman Corp.

    Northrop Grumman reported quarterly earnings and revenue that surpassed analysts' expectations on Wednesday.

  • Space Shuttle Discovery atop the crawler transporter from the vehicle assembly building to Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

    Billionaire Jeff Bezos joined the space race when he backed Blue Origin, a previously low-profile company that is now waiting to hear if it can take over a former NASA launch pad.

  • Visitors look at a PurePower PW1500 aircraft engine manufactured by Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp.

    United Technologies, the largest maker of elevators and air conditioners, reported higher net income, helped mostly by its buyout of aircraft parts manufacturer Goodrich.

  • General Electric's improving margins and strength from its sector signals that the conglomerate will be moving much higher from here, said Cramer Friday.

  • An X-47B unmanned combat air system (UCAS) demonstrator performs a "touch and go" May 17, 2013 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. An aircraft does not stop moving during a touch and go. Wednesday's landing will attempt a full stop.

    The X-47B will take off from Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland and, if all goes according to plan, will be captured on an aircraft carrier off the coast of Virginia.

  • Unmanned Airplane Lands Successfully

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports the X-47B has successfully landed aboard the aircraft carrier USS George HW Bush.

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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.