Defense Aerospace & Defense

  • Despite "unfair commentary" on the 787 Dreamliner, Boeing makes great aircraft, Ryanair CEO told CNBC, following the purchase of $15.6 billion worth of new Boeing jets.

  • Ryanair announced a $15.6 billion order for 175 passenger jets from Boeing on Tuesday in a deal that will allow the Irish airline to consolidate its position as Europe's dominant low-cost carrier.

  • Lion Air

    Airbus has landed the largest order of the year, and one of the largest of all-time, with a book value of almost $24 billion. The European plane maker will sell 234 of its A320 planes to Lion Air out of Indonesia.

  • The rapidly expanding drone market has not gone unnoticed by lawmakers and privacy watchdogs and is causing some concern.

  • Chuck Hagel testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing to become the secretary of defense.

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced plans on Friday to bolster U.S. missile defenses in response to "irresponsible and reckless provocations" by North Korea, which threatened a preemptive nuclear strike against the United States last week.

  • TSA workers at JFK airport

    The head of the Transportation Security Administration told lawmakers he stands by his plan to allow passengers to carry small knives onto planes despite a growing backlash against the proposal.

  • Boeing's 787 on its test flight

    Boeing said its proposed fix for problems relating to the lithium-ion batteries on its 787 Dreamliner would eliminate the risk of fire, as the company seeks to reassure regulators and the public about the jet's safety.

  • Boeing's 787 on its test flight

    Federal regulators have approved a Boeing plan to redesign the 787 Dreamliner's batteries, though extensive testing will be needed before the planes can fly passengers again.

  • Ryanair is to announce a deal to buy 200 aircraft from Boeing on Sunday, the Irish Independent newspaper reported on Tuesday without citing sources.

  • Airlines Soar to Rare Profits

    The airline index is up 45 percent in the past one year, and up 20 percent so far this year alone, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Boeing's 787 on its test flight

    The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is examining the certification and testing of the lithium-ion battery system on the Boeing 787, but still has not found the root cause of a January fire, the board said.

  • Boeing's 787 on its test flight

    U.S. safety regulators are poised to approve a plan to allow Boeing Co to begin flight tests of the 787 Dreamliner with a fix for its volatile batteries, a critical step towards returning the grounded aircraft to service, two sources familiar with the matter said.

  • A prototype quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in the Unmanned Systems Laboratory at the Naval Postgraduate School is tested on Septempter 30, 2011 in Monterey, California.

    As U.S. authorities grapple with how to regulate the use of unarmed drones in U.S. skies, a small network of police, first responders and experts is already flying unmanned aircraft.

  • Boeing's 787 on its test flight

    Boeing will cut hundreds of jobs at a South Carolina plant that makes 787 Dreamliners, but the move has nothing to do with the recent grounding of the troubled jetliner.

  • Horst Engineering CEO on U.S. Sequestration

    Scott Livingston, CEO & President of Horst Engineering, discusses how the sequester will affect the aerospace supply chain with CNBC Squawk Box Europe anchor Geoff Cutmore at the 2013 YPO Global Leadership Summit.

  • Boeing's 787 on its test flight

    The head of the Federal Aviation Administration said "a great deal of testing" will be needed on Boeing's beleaguered line of 787 planes, before Dreamliners are cleared to fly again.

  • Play Defense: Stock Picks and Pans

    Cai Von Rumohr, Cowen and Company analyst, talks about what investors should consider before buying stock in the defense sector.

  • The sequester will cut about $45 billion from Pentagon programs. Despite this, Lockheed Martin saw heavy call option trading.

  • All Nippon Airways have canceled a further 1,714 international and domestic flights from March 31 to May 31, the Japanese airline said Monday, due to the grounding of the Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The cancellations will affect 41,600 passengers.

  • North Korea's latest belligerent talk isn't just cheap rhetoric: North Korea is preparing for a war because, in their eyes, the US may really be planning an offensive.

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