Aerospace & Defense


  • WASHINGTON, Sept 11- Europe's Airbus said on Thursday that it sees the possibility of selling hundreds of its A400M military transport plane to the U.S. military in the medium to long term.

  • Alcoa lands $1 billion-plus contract with Boeing Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Alcoa Inc. said Thursday that it won a multi-year contract worth more than $1 billion to supply aluminum products to aircraft maker Boeing Co.. The deal makes Alcoa the only supplier for wing skins on Boeing metallic planes, and Alcoa will also supply aluminum plate used in wing ribs and other structural parts of planes.

  • Much of 'used' military equipment given to police is new Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 10:04 AM ET
    A police officer keeps watch over demonstrators protesting the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.

    Politicians are criticizing a Defense Department program that outfitted local police with new military equipment.

  • *Tycoon's firm in JV talks with Mitsubishi arm- sources. SINGAPORE, Sept 11- Asia's richest man, Li Ka- shing, aims to buy his way into the global aircraft leasing business as his flagship investment firm holds talks with lessors on building a portfolio of planes, people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

  • *Russia's United Aircraft Corporation on the sanctions list. BRUSSELS/ BERLIN, Sept 10- European Union envoys failed on Wednesday to reach a decision on whether to implement new sanctions against Russia over military involvement in the war in Ukraine and will meet for talks on Thursday, EU diplomats said.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 10- The United States on Wednesday threw its weight behind efforts to ensure that the sale of two French warships to Russia, the first of which has been delayed due to international concerns about the Ukraine crisis, is called off permanently.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- The Pentagon's biggest supplier, Lockheed Martin Corp, on Tuesday said it was "very happy" it had teamed up with Boeing Co to bid for the U.S. Air Force's new long-range strike bomber and expected the companies to submit a joint bid soon.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- Lockheed Martin Corp is in the final stages of negotiations with the Pentagon about an eighth batch of F-35 fighter jets, with an agreement weeks or perhaps only days away, a company executive and a senior military officer said Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- The U.S. Defense Department on Tuesday said it expects to wrap up contract talks in coming days or weeks with Lockheed Martin Corp about an eighth batch of F-35 fighter jets, and is also close to an agreement with engine maker Pratt& Whitney.

  • Lufthansa pilots to strike at Munich airport Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 10:09 AM ET
    Lufthansa planes

    Lufthansa said it could not yet say which flights would be affected and described the strike as "incomprehensible."

  • MH17 hit with ‘high-energy objects’: Report Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 7:15 AM ET
    Debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is shown smoldering in a field on July 17, 2014, in Grabovo, Ukraine, near the Russian border.

    Malaysian Airline System Flight MH17 crashed over eastern Ukraine after it was hit by "high-energy objects", an official report found.

  • Ryanair to buy 100 Boeing 737s, option for 100 more Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 1:44 PM ET
    Ryanair planes on the tarmac in Stansted, U.K.

    Europe's largest low-cost airline agrees to buy 100 Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 jetliners with an option for 100 more.

  • Sept 8- Ryanair Holdings Plc, Europe's largest low-cost carrier, signed a deal on Monday to buy 100 Boeing Co 737 MAX jetliners for up to $11 billion, launching a new version of the single-aisle plane that allows airlines to squeeze in more passengers.

  • Airlines work to limit bumps, jolts, spilled drinks Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 9:51 AM ET
    Satellite meteorologist Amanda Terborg presents her group's satellite weather data at the National Weather Service's Aviation Weather Center in Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 15, 2014. Stronger computing power, improved satellite and radar technology and more sophisticated scientific models are giving airlines a greater understanding of flying conditions, allowing flights to better avoid storms and turbulence.

    Airplane rides are getting smoother thanks to new technologies that are giving pilots more data, the NYT reports.

  • WALLOPS ISLAND, Virginia, Sept 4- Missions flown from the NASA base here have documented some of the most dramatic evidence of a warming planet over the past 20 years: the melting of polar ice, a force contributing to a global rise in ocean levels.

  • PARIS, Sept 4- Europe's Airbus said on Thursday that new orders topped 1,000 aircraft in the first eight months of the year as airlines order fuel-saving models, but cancellations continued to weigh on net orders, which remain behind those of rival Boeing.

  • Planes at LaGuardia suffers rash of bird strikes Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 4:33 PM ET
    File Shots of Air Canada plane on tarmac at Pearson Airport. Toronto

    Bird strikes are normally relatively rare, but they can prove significantly costly for airlines.

  • State of defense sector     Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    Discussing the impact of geopolitics on the defense sector, with Cai Von Rumohr, Cowen and Company.

  • NEW DELHI, Aug 30- India has decided to acquire Boeing's Chinook and Apache helicopters, an Indian defense ministry official said on Saturday, in a deal valued at $2.5 billion that could ease strained ties between New Delhi and Washington.

  • Aug 29- United Technologies Corp's Pratt& Whitney unit briefly suspended delivery of the engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet in May because of questions about titanium provided to a parts supplier. The Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 strike fighter is the Pentagon's costliest weapons program.

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