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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Qantas posts record full-year loss; Shares jump Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:30 PM ET

    Struggling Australian airline Qantas posted a FY14 statutory loss after tax of A$2.84 billion on Thursday, the deepest loss in its history as a public company.

  • SpaceX delays launch after test rocket explosion Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:08 PM ET

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Aug 26- Space Exploration Technologies will delay the launch of its next Falcon 9 rocket by up to two weeks following Friday's explosion of a related prototype vehicle during a flight test, officials said on Tuesday.

  • Malaysia Airlines to cut about 25% of jobs: Source Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 2:19 PM ET

    The restructuring plan will include route cuts as well as the loss of up to 5,000 to 6,000 jobs, according to a source.

  • Aug 25- Aluminum producer Alcoa Inc said on Monday it will permanently close its Portovesme smelter on the Italian island of Sardinia. The closure of the plant, which has not operated since November 2012, will reduce Alcoa's global smelting capacity by 150,000 metric tons to 3.6 million metric tons per year.

  • United Airlines revamps meals to lure top fliers Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 12:08 PM ET
    United Airlines' Strawberry Fields salad is one of four new premium-cabin entrée salads on North America flights.

    To win back fliers, United Airlines will upgrade first class food options and replace snacks with full meals on some of its shortest flights.

  • NEW DELHI, Aug 21- Some of India's biggest companies are pouring billions of dollars into manufacturing guns, ships and tanks for the country's military, buoyed by the new government's commitment to upgrade its armed forces using domestic factories.

  • Iceland volcano threat puts airline stocks in limbo Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 7:59 AM ET
    A warning sign blocks the road to Bardarbunga volcano, some 20 kilometres (12.5 miles) away, in the north-west region of the Vatnajokull glacier August 19, 2014. The threat of an eruption of Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has increased, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office, with 'intense seismic activity' and 'ongoing magma movement' reported at the site of the volcano.

    Growing fears of a volcanic eruption Iceland left investors on edge Wednesday with airlines braced for potential disruption.

  • Automated army: Robots moving robots     Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 1:45 PM ET

    For the first time Lockheed Martin tested a fully unmanned helicopter to deliver an unmanned vehicle to Fort Benning. CNBC's Jane Wells has the video.

  • F-35 controversy     Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 1:09 PM ET

    The Washington Post is out with a report that Canada is having second thoughts about purchasing expensive F-35 jets it has already invested in. CNBC's Jane Wells has the details.

  • Aug 15- A Chinese businessman has been indicted in California on charges he hacked the computer systems of Boeing Co and other U.S. defense contractors and stole confidential plans for military aircraft, federal prosecutors said on Friday.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 14- Boeing Co has won an initial contract worth $296 million to buy parts needed for production of 12 more P-8A spy planes, including eight for the U.S. Navy and four for the government of Australia, the Pentagon announced Thursday.

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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.