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  • The Unpredictability of the Paris Air Show Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 9:31 AM ET

    With orders expected to be low, the Paris Air Show has a distinct air of unpredictability. The possibility of commercial unmanned air crafts - known as drones - could be a hot topic.

  • Airbus Sets First Flight of New A350 Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 5:16 PM ET

    With next week's Paris Air Show just around the corner, Airbus announced on Tuesday that the first flight of its new A350 XWB (extra wide body) jet will take place on Friday.

  • Airbus Shrugs Off Doubts Over A350 Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 2:14 AM ET
    The flight deck of Emirates Airbus A380

    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.

  • A view of the podium onstage at the 2012 SXSW Music, Film and Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas.

    The myth of SXSW's ability to turn startups into business powerhouses grew along with the crowds. For small businesses and startups who want to use the event to launch a company or impress investors, is SXSW a worthwhile investment or just a cool place to hang out?

  • US Bill Not Tantamount to Trade War With China: Analyst Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 3:35 AM ET

    Even as U.S. President Barack Obama looks set to sign into law a piece of legislation targeting "unfair" trade practices from China, speculation of a trade war brewing between the two countries is unwarranted, according to Brian Jackson, Senior Emerging Markets Strategist at the Royal Bank of Canada in Hong Kong.

  • The Fairest Dog in the Land, Malachy Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 11:05 AM ET
    Pekingese Malachy poses for photographers after winning Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

    A Pekingese named Malachy, last year's No 2. dog, won Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at New York's Madison Square Garden. 

  • Pentagon Relationship With EADS 'Improved': CEO Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 6:58 AM ET
    Airplane

    The decade-long battle between Boeing and European arch-rival EADS for a $35 billion refueling airplane contract from the Pentagon ended in defeat for Airbus owner EADS earlier this year – but Chief Executive Louis Gallois insists that the bidding process improved its relationships with the U.S. military.

  • Boeing and Airbus Battle Heats Up in Dubai Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 4:25 AM ET
    Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental

    The perennial war of words between Boeing and Airbus heated up with both sides accusing the other of delivery delays as the crowds gathered for the opening day of the Dubai Airshow on Sunday.

  • Big Boeing Order Placed for Emerging Markets Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 3:17 AM ET
    Boeing 777 Freighter

    The bumper order Emirates placed for Boeing 777s at the start of the Dubai Airshow was made in anticipation of strong growth in emerging market demand, Tim Clark, president of the airline, told CNBC Monday.

  • Emerging Markets Dominate Dubai Sunday, 13 Nov 2011 | 8:10 AM ET
    Dubai Airshow

    Boeing, and its arch rival Airbus, have in recent years witnessed something of a boom in airplane orders despite the US and Europe battling against financial crisis and economic slowdown.

  • Boeing's Dreamliner Debuts in Middle East at Airshow Saturday, 12 Nov 2011 | 11:29 AM ET
    Boeing's Dreamliner 787.

    As the eternal battle to secure aircraft orders continues, Boeing’s newest product, the 787 Dreamliner, landed in the United Arab Emirates for the 2011 round of the Dubai Airshow. It is the first time the plane is shown to the Middle East public with a readied mockup interior.

  • Guest Blog: No Signs of Austerity at Dubai Airshow Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 3:28 PM ET
    Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental

    On one hand the idea of another record year for aerospace manufacturing hardly makes sense, and yet on the other, air travel remains an industry that is still expanding.

  • Fair Skies Ahead for Aircraft Manufacturers Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 3:28 PM ET
    Airplane Takeoff

    While other industries remain mired in red ink amid the global recession, Boeing and Airbus, the two largest aircraft manufacturers, are entering a period of unprecedented growth.

  • Airline Industry Braces for Turbulence in 2012 Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 3:27 PM ET
    Incheon International Airport

    Despite being profitable in 2011, the airline industry is bracing for turbulence in 2012. The combination of major tax increases and fuel prices that are widely expected to rise means there could be rougher skies ahead for the carriers. Passengers, as well, will likely face fewer frills, fewer route options and notably higher prices.

  • India's Air Travel Growth Spurs Jet Orders Sunday, 26 Jun 2011 | 8:11 PM ET
    The new Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental lands at Le Bourget airport near Paris.

    Indian airlines walked away from the Paris Air Show with a third of the airplane orders last week — a $23 billion gamble that air will finally conquer rail despite a formidable list ofobstacles. 

  • Big Airbus Orders to Be Announced at Paris Air Show Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 4:30 AM ET

    A contract for 200 Airbus 320NEO, along with an option for another hundred aircrafts, are expected to be unveiled by the pan-European plane builder Airbus on Thursday.

  • Ryanair Wants to Develop New Plane with the Chinese Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011 | 1:55 AM ET

    The announcement that Ryanair will develop a new airplane with state-backed Chinese aircraft manufacturer COMAC on Tuesday at the Paris Air Show is the latest step towards a Chinese-made large commercial airplane.

  • China Eyes Top of Global Aviation Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 12:07 PM ET

    The Chinese come to the Paris Air Show as both the world’s largest purchaser of jetliners and a budding manufacturer projected by some to one day challenge the dominance of Boeing and Airbus.

  • Boeing Production to 'Stay Ramped Up': CEO Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 8:26 AM ET
    Located in North Charleston, S.C., the Charleston site consists of Boeing Charleston and Global Aeronautica. These facilities perform fabrication, assembly, and integration of 787 fuselage sections.

    The aerospace sector is “closer to the beginning than the end” of an upswing in orders, the chief executive of Boeing told CNBC Monday.

  • Boeing Mulls All-New Fuel-Efficient Airplane: Exec Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 3:43 AM ET
    Airplane