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  • Here's How Boeing Plans to Fix Fire Risk on 787 Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 10:21 PM ET
    Boeing's 787 on its test flight

    Boeing said its proposed fix for problems relating to the lithium-ion batteries on its 787 Dreamliner would eliminate the risk of fire, as the company seeks to reassure regulators and the public about the jet's safety.

  • FAA Approves Boeing Plan to Fix 787 Batteries Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 4:40 PM ET
    Boeing's 787 on its test flight

    Federal regulators have approved a Boeing plan to redesign the 787 Dreamliner's batteries, though extensive testing will be needed before the planes can fly passengers again.

  • Ryanair to Announce 200-Plane Boeing Deal: Report Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 5:26 AM ET

    Ryanair is to announce a deal to buy 200 aircraft from Boeing on Sunday, the Irish Independent newspaper reported on Tuesday without citing sources.

  • Airlines Soar to Rare Profits Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 1:20 PM ET
    Airlines Soar to Rare Profits

    The airline index is up 45 percent in the past one year, and up 20 percent so far this year alone, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Boeing 787 Fire's Cause Still Unknown: NTSB Report Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 1:28 PM ET
    Boeing's 787 on its test flight

    The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is examining the certification and testing of the lithium-ion battery system on the Boeing 787, but still has not found the root cause of a January fire, the board said.

  • FAA Likely to OK Boeing Battery Testing in Days Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 1:29 AM ET
    Boeing's 787 on its test flight

    U.S. safety regulators are poised to approve a plan to allow Boeing Co to begin flight tests of the 787 Dreamliner with a fix for its volatile batteries, a critical step towards returning the grounded aircraft to service, two sources familiar with the matter said.

  • A prototype quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in the Unmanned Systems Laboratory at the Naval Postgraduate School is tested on Septempter 30, 2011 in Monterey, California.

    As U.S. authorities grapple with how to regulate the use of unarmed drones in U.S. skies, a small network of police, first responders and experts is already flying unmanned aircraft.

  • Boeing's 787 on its test flight

    Boeing will cut hundreds of jobs at a South Carolina plant that makes 787 Dreamliners, but the move has nothing to do with the recent grounding of the troubled jetliner.

  • Impact of US Sequestration on Aerospace Industry Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 12:35 AM ET
    Horst Engineering CEO on U.S. Sequestration

    Scott Livingston, CEO & President of Horst Engineering, discusses how the sequester will affect the aerospace supply chain with CNBC Squawk Box Europe anchor Geoff Cutmore at the 2013 YPO Global Leadership Summit.

  • Boeing's 787 on its test flight

    The head of the Federal Aviation Administration said "a great deal of testing" will be needed on Boeing's beleaguered line of 787 planes, before Dreamliners are cleared to fly again.

  • Play Defense: Stock Picks and Pans Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 7:36 AM ET
    Play Defense: Stock Picks and Pans

    Cai Von Rumohr, Cowen and Company analyst, talks about what investors should consider before buying stock in the defense sector.

  • One Trader’s Big Bet That Lockheed Will Fly Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 3:56 PM ET

    The sequester will cut about $45 billion from Pentagon programs. Despite this, Lockheed Martin saw heavy call option trading.

  • More ANA Flights Canceled Sunday, 24 Feb 2013 | 8:57 PM ET

    All Nippon Airways have canceled a further 1,714 international and domestic flights from March 31 to May 31, the Japanese airline said Monday, due to the grounding of the Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The cancellations will affect 41,600 passengers.

  • North Korea May Actually Think a War Is Coming Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 3:48 PM ET

    North Korea's latest belligerent talk isn't just cheap rhetoric: North Korea is preparing for a war because, in their eyes, the US may really be planning an offensive.

  • Italy's Finmeccanica Delays Results Over India Probe Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 1:53 AM ET

    Italian defence group Finmeccanica has delayed publication of its 2012 results after a bribery probe connected with the sale of 12 helicopters to Indian authorities, it said on Thursday.

  • Boeing Close to Battery Fix; Union Talks Resume Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 6:57 AM ET

    Engineers working at Boeing approved the planemaker's latest contract offer in a vote on Tuesday, likely paving the way for a full agreement as Boeing attempts to focus its resources on fixing battery problems on its 787 Dreamliner.

  • A flight test engineer of Boeing sits on 787 Dreamliner cockpit.

    The union for Boeing's engineers and technical workers is counting ballots Tuesday on a contract offer and whether to authorize a strike. The union is recommending that members reject the offer because it would not provide pensions to new employees.

  • Airbus Will Ditch Lithium-Ion Batteries in A350 Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 10:12 PM ET

    Airbus has started informing airlines that have ordered the new A350 that the new plane will have Nickel-Cadmium batteries, rather than lithium-ion batteries, the European plane maker told CNBC Thursday.

  • AMR, US Airways Merger Good for Customers: CEOs Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 9:18 AM ET
    American Airlines

    American Airlines and US Airways plan to merge in a deal that would create the world's largest carrier and caps years where the industry was marked by bankruptcy and consolidation.

  • Boeing Denies Misconduct After Union Files Complaint Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 3:19 AM ET
    Boeing's 787 on its test flight

    Boeing denied misconduct by its managers afterb a union representing engineers and technical workers accused the planemaker's security staff of intimidating some members over labor contract votes.

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  • Troublesome Liaisons of the Business World

    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.

  • Petraeus Scandal Widens

    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.

  • Is the Defense Sector the New 'Girls Club?'

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