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  • EXCLUSIVE-The FAA: regulating business on the moon Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 7:00 AM ET

    The Federal Aviation Administration, in a previously undisclosed late-December letter to Bigelow Aerospace, said the agency intends to "leverage the FAA's existing launch licensing authority to encourage private sector investments in space systems by ensuring that commercial activities can be conducted on a non-interference basis."

  • PARIS/ MUNICH, Jan 29- Airbus Group shook up the management and organisation of the A400M military transport programme on Thursday after the latest in a long series of delays and technical problems to beset Europe's largest defence project. Chief Executive Tom Enders acted two days after apologising in Britain over the problems and promising to draw internal "...

  • PARIS/ MUNICH, Jan 29- Airbus Group shook up the management and the organisation of the A400M military transport programme on Thursday after the latest in a long series of delays and technical problems to beset Europe's largest defence project. Shares in Airbus Group fell 2.3 percent. The new man in charge of Military Aircraft, Alonso, 58, has been running Airbus...

  • Morningstar has a 'hold' call on Boeing  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 10:23 PM ET

    Neal Dihora, Equity Analyst at Morningstar, says Boeing's fourth quarter reportcard signaled "a good turnaround" from the previous quarter.

  • Here's why Boeing will continue to soar  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:48 PM ET

    Gary Bradshaw, Senior Vice President & Portfolio Manager at Hodges Capital Management, explains why he expects continued growth in Boeing's operating margins and cash flow.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 28- The U.S. Air Force said on Wednesday it would use Boeing Co's commercial 747-8 airliner to replace its current fleet of two Air Force One presidential aircraft, one of the most visible symbols of the United States. Boeing welcomed the Air Force's decision to skip a competition and opt for the 747-8, citing its 50- year history of building...

  • General Dynamics profit jumps 42%, jet orders rise Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 11:21 AM ET
    A Gulfstream G280 jet, by Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., a unit of General Dynamics.

    General Dynamics reported a 42 percent jump in profit and said quarterly aircraft orders were at their highest in more than three years.

  • Boeing soars above expectations  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:54 AM ET

    Howard Rubel, Jefferies analyst, provides insight to Boeing's quarterly results and aerospace demand.

  • Jan 28- General Dynamics Corp, maker of Gulfstream jets, tanks and U.S. Navy ships, reported a 42 percent jump in fourth-quarter profit and said quarterly aircraft orders were at their highest in more than three years. General Dynamics said on Wednesday it returned about $4.2 billion to shareholders through stock repurchases and dividends in 2014, more than...

  • United Tech cuts 2015 forecasts on currency worries Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 12:24 PM ET
    United Technologies

    United Technologies cut its full-year outlook because of the negative impact of a stronger dollar as the U.S. conglomerate reported higher earnings.

  • Heathrow vs Dubai: Who's winning?  Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil Han reports on which international airport is winning the race to see the most passengers pass through its gates - Heathrow or Dubai?

  • The new space race: SpaceX vs Boeing Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 5:57 PM ET
    The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is shown just prior to being released by the International Space Station’s robotic arm in this May 31, 2012 photo.

    NASA has asked Boeing and SpaceX to develop and operate space "taxis" that will cut out a dependence on Russia.

  • Jan 26- United Technologies Corp on Monday cut its full-year outlook because of the negative impact of a stronger dollar even as the U.S. conglomerate reported higher quarterly earnings on a rise in profit at its aerospace businesses. United Technologies said fourth-quarter net income rose 0.7 percent to $1.47 billion from the same period a year ago.

  • In September, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration awarded contracts worth up to a combined $6.8 billion to Boeing and privately owned Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, to fly crew to the station, a $100 billion research laboratory about 260 miles above Earth. NASA expects to pay an average of $58 million a seat when its astronauts begin...

  • Turkish Airlines and Airbus declined to comment. A senior executive at the airline said last week it was considering expanding its fleet and was studying a list of Airbus and Boeing models including the A380. Fast-growing Turkish Airlines has long been on Airbus's target list as a potential customer for the aircraft.

  • Aer Lingus bid: Hot topic for Ireland  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 4:45 AM ET

    AER Lingus is reviewing a third bid from IAG, worth 1.3 billion euros. CNBC's Catherine Boyle reports on the latest.

  • Honeywell profit marginally beats expectations Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 9:23 AM ET

    Honeywell reported better-than-expected profit, on higher sales at its division that makes sensors, safety systems and air conditioning equipment.

  • Jan 23- Honeywell International Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, as an improving U.S. economy helped boost sales at the company's division that makes sensors, safety systems and airconditioning equipment. Sales in Honeywell's automation and control business increased 2.8 percent to $3.85 billion. Net income attributable to...

  • Northrop presses for more U.S. drone exports Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 7:03 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 21- Northrop Grumman Corp Chief Executive Wes Bush on Wednesday lauded the U.S. government for approving exports of some unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, and said more work was needed to keep up with technological advances in other countries. Bush said U.S. defense officials increasingly recognized the need to update U.S. policy given the...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 21- Boeing Co's two largest labor unions said on Wednesday they are working on a pair of legislative bills that would put conditions on $8.7 billion in tax credits that Washington state gave to Boeing and the state aerospace industry in 2013.. The tax credits were a condition of Boeing's decision to locate production of its 777 X jetliner in...

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at the rise of women in companies that used to be dominated by men.