Defense Aerospace & Defense

  • The Business of Space

    CNBC's Tom MacKenzie reports on the appointment of the first ever British astronaut, Major Tim Peake, selected from over 8,000 applicants for a five-month mission in 2015.

  • The space business in the United Kingdom is growing fast - The country's first official astronaut has been picked for a stint on the International Space Station. Tom Mackenzie reports.

  • Following the Dreamliner's grounding on safety issues, the delivery of the first jet with a new battery system marks a turning point in Boeing's 787 crisis.

  • The FAA on Friday canceled budget-driven plans to close 149 air traffic control towers at smaller U.S. airports.

  • Jamie Dimon listens during a panel discussion on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

    JPMorgan shareholders should vote against the re-election of three board members, an influential proxy advisory firm said.

  • Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., holds a Draganflyer X6 drone at a Judiciary Committee hearing.

    Concerns over domestic surveillance aside, the industry says 100,000 jobs could eventually be created if the FAA integrates drones into U.S. airspace by its 2015 target date.

  • Boeing 787 Dreamliiner

    After a grounding that lasted 100 days, costs estimated to run over $600 Million, and countless negative headlines Boeing's CEO sees bright skies for the troubled 787 Dreamliner.

  • As Boeing puts the problems with the 787 Dreamliner battery behind it, the stock can climb higher, say analysts.

  • Boeing Shares Flying High

    Peter Arment, Sterne Agee analyst; and Carter Leake, BB&T Capital Markets analyst, have the play on the airline manufacturer, as its 787 Dreamliner takes flight again.

  • Boeing 787 Dreamliiner

    Japan's transport minister said the government will allow Japanese airlines to resume flying grounded Boeing 787s.

  • Talking Numbers: Buy Boeing?

    A look at recent action in Boeing's stock, and whether it's too late to get on board now, with Jeff Kilburg, KKM Financial and JC O'Hara, Phoenix Partners Group.

  • Ford and Boeing first quarter earnings will highlight two companies facing serious challenges even as they post strong profits to start the year. Here's what to expect.

  • A Black Hawk S-70i helicopter, manufactured by United Technologies Corp.'s Sikorsky Aircraft unit

    United Technologies reported first-quarter earnings on Tuesday that exceeded Wall Street's expectations, yet revenue was undermined by weakness in Europe and in its aerospace and defense sales.

  • Canceled flights due to weather are displayed on a departure monitor at San Francisco International Airport on February 8, 2013.

    It was a tough start to the week for many air travelers as federal budget cuts led to cascading delays along the East Coast Monday morning.

  • A grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet operated by United Airlines.

    The regulator's approval is crucial in returning the jet to service after it was grounded for over three months because of lithium-ion batteries that caught fire.

  • All 108 passengers and crew survived when a Lion Air Boeing 737 missed the runway on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday and landed in shallow water, an airline spokesman and government officials said.

  • Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder and chairman

    Sir Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of the Virgin Group, told CNBC he wants to actually jump out of one of his spaceships.

  • Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group's founder and chairman

    Drastic airfare cuts at United in the face of new Virgin America competition is good for consumers, but the kind of thinking that's driven big carriers into bankruptcy, Virgin Group's Richard Branson told CNBC.

  • Airbus

    Airbus recaptured the aircraft industry's top spot in the first quarter as U.S. rival Boeing fell behind on orders and grappled with the grounding of its newest jet.

  • A United States Army missile defense system.

    Rhetoric is heating up: North Korea's army warned that it has been cleared to wage an attack on the US, while the US said it will deploy a missile defense system to Guam.

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