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  • Why was Malaysia Airlines MH17 flying over Ukraine? Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 12:02 PM ET
    A Malaysia Airlines jet takes off from Heathrow Airport in London.

    The probability that a missile downed Flight MH17 prompts questions on whether the plane should have flown over a war-torn area. NBC News reports.

  • Crashed plane was flying in open air space Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 3:55 PM ET
    Satellite Image of Ukraine

    The Malaysian Airlines flight that crashed on Thursday morning in Ukraine was flying in open air space, Eurocontrol authorities said.

  • BRASILIA, July 17- Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer agreed to sell up to 60 commercial passenger jets to China and mining company Vale received two new credit lines from Beijing, as the presidents of the two countries signed agreements to deepen commercial ties.

  • Rocket science for lean times: Boeing's new game Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:41 AM ET
    Boeing's CST-100 prototype

    A Boeing executive says space exploration must be resold to the public in these days of tight budgets and declining interest.

  • NASA moon boots for sale, with a modern twist Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:07 AM ET

    To commemorate the 45th anniversary of the moon landing, 100 pairs of sneakers inspired by moon boots will be available.

  • TSA fee hike will be used to pay federal deficit Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 9:59 AM ET
    A TSA agent watches an xray monitor while screening luggage at LaGuardia Airport in New York City.

    The U.S. government is hiking the mandatory security fee on layovers put in place after the 9/11 terrorist attacks to fund the TSA. NBC News reports.

  • An inside look at Boeing's space taxi Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    Boeing's CST-100 prototype

    The CST-100 is designed to ferry crew, cargo and even tourists into low Earth orbit.

  • FARNBOROUGH, England, July 16- South Korean carrier Asiana Airlines has expanded its maintenance ties with UTC Aerospace Systems with a 10- year deal involving the evacuation slides aboard the airline's Airbus A380 superjumbos.

  • FARNBOROUGH, England, July 15- Qatar Airways will seek compensation from Airbus for delays in delivery of three of the European planemaker's A380 superjumbos, the Gulf carrier's chief executive said on Tuesday.

  • FARNBOROUGH, England, July 15- U.S. military officials have approved limited flights for Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jets, but the Pentagon said the newest U.S. combat jet would not make its international debut before potential buyers this week.

  • Lockheed F-35 won't debut at UK air show: Pentagon Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 2:46 PM ET
    A worker checks the landing gear of a model of a F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter jet, produced by Lockheed Martin Corp., as it stands on display prior to the opening of the Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, U.K., July 13, 2014.

    The Pentagon has decided not to send Lockheed Martin F-35 fighters to a UK air show amid mechanical problems with the weapons project.

  • Boeing takes on SpaceX     Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 1:53 PM ET
    Boeing's CST-100 prototype

    Boeing is taking on Elon Musk's SpaceX in NASA's competition for a crew carrier to the International Space Station. CNBC's Jane Wells has the details.

  • FARNBOROUGH, England, July 15- U.S. military officials have approved limited flights for Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jets, improving the chances of the newest U.S. combat jet making its international debut before potential buyers this week.

  • FARNBOROUGH, England, July 15- U.S. planemaker Boeing on Tuesday said a consortium led by British defense company BAE Systems would provide the flight control system electronics for its new 777 X jet. The two firms are the incumbent suppliers to Boeing for some of the electronics systems on the 777 platform already flying.

  • AIRSHOW-Airbus gets $11.8 bln order from SMBC Aviation Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 5:33 AM ET

    July 15- Aircraft leasing company SMBC Aviation Capital said it had placed an order worth $11.8 billion with Airbus Group NV for 115 aircraft. The firm order is for 110 A320neo and five A320ceo aircraft, SMBC said in a statement on Tuesday. SMMBC said it would announce its engines selection at a later date.

  • Singapore, Greece among F-16 upgrade opportunities. FARNBOROUGH, England, July 14- Europe's largest defense contractor BAE Systems expects to win more than half of the $10 billion market to modernize F-16 fighter jets, saying its cost-effective offering could give it an edge in the battle with Lockheed Martin.

  • July 14- Honeywell International Inc will merge its transportation systems unit into its aerospace division to take advantage of similarities between the businesses, the diversified U.S. manufacturer said on Monday.

  • Air Lease signs huge order     Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 10:09 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau speaks to the launch customer of Airbus' revamped A330neo - Air Lease Corp. Chairman and CEO Steven Udvar-Hazy. He discusses the healthy demand in the aviation business.

  • Air Show: Boeing vs. Airbus     Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 9:52 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports Airbus announced a new wide body plane at the Farnborough Airshow.

  • Alcoa CEO on US: 'This place rocks' Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 9:46 AM ET
    A worker walks among rolls of semi-finished aluminum at an Alcoa aluminum factory.

    Alcoa has invested heavily in its U.S. aerospace business because of the country's leading position in advanced manufacturing, CEO Klaus Kleinfeld tells CNBC.

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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.