Aerospace & Defense


  • Feb 21- U.S. aerospace companies are seeking permission to sell airliner parts to Iran for the first time in three decades, in a key test of the temporary relief on sanctions given under talks to curtail Iran's nuclear activities.

  • Peer Blackstone Group LP reported an 11.5 percent rise in the same quarter, Apollo Global Management reported a 9 percent rise and KKR& Co LP reported an 8.4 percent rise.

  • LONDON, Feb 19- British defence contractor BAE Systems has finally agreed pricing with Saudi Arabia on its long-delayed Eurofighter Typhoon jet deal with the Gulf state, potentially leading to more contracts across the region.

  • *MAS waiting for govt approval to order up to 100 aircraft from Boeing, Airbus. SINGAPORE, Feb 19- Loss-making Malaysia Airlines is waiting for government approval to place a multi-billion dollar order for up to 100 Airbus and Boeing passenger aircraft, two people familiar with the negotiations told Reuters, a move aimed at boosting its profitability.

  • Private space market takes off     Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 3:47 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on inflatable space habitats for the 17 rocket companies now at the Mohave Air and Space Port.

  • BOSTON, Feb 18- French aerospace engine maker Snecma, a unit of Safran, was attacked by hackers who exploited a vulnerability in Microsoft Corp's Internet Explorer, according to a computer security researcher.

  • Closer to a space vacation?     Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 1:47 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt and Jane Wells run down today's hot topics, including space travel, e-cigarette promotion in the U.K. and the maker of "Candy Crush" files for an IPO.

  • Billions spent on private space ventures     Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the endeavors of Robert Bigalow, Bigalow Aerospace founder, who is making a major investment in the future of space travel and habitation.

  • It marks a departure from the large-scale outsourcing to overseas suppliers that caused significant delay on Boeing's 787 jet. In announcing the move, Boeing reaffirmed that it plans to deliver the first of the new fuel-efficient jetliners in 2020. Last year, the company had indicated that it was aiming for around the end of the decade.

  • Boeing to build new facility for 777X     Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 10:56 AM ET

    Boeing will build the new composite wings for its 777X in a facility in Everett, Washington, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Private space market taking off     Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports from the Mojave Spaceport in California, where Virgin Galactic had a third powered test of the craft which will carry passengers to the edge of the atmosphere. A rare peak inside Bigelow Aerospace in Las Vegas.

  • Orders worth $20 billion are up for grabs in the competition between Pratt& Whitney and CFM International. In contrast, CFM, a joint venture between General Electric Co and Safran, has supplied the dominant engine on narrow-body, single-aisle planes, which are the best-selling Boeing Co and Airbus Group models.

  • TORONTO, Feb 13- Bombardier Inc reported a quarterly profit that fell well short of expectations on Thursday and cut its 2014 earnings forecast as it spends heavily on developing its new CSeries jetliner, news that spurred downgrades of its credit rating and pushed its shares sharply lower.

  • Feb 13- Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier Inc reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit due to a fall in gross margin and forecast a slowdown in revenue growth at its rail unit this year. Bombardier reported net income of $97 million, or 5 cents per share, for the quarter ended Dec. 31.

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 12- The star attraction at Asia's biggest arms and aerospace bazaar is an outwardly unassuming aircraft parked in a distant corner of the tarmac, past the sleek jet fighters and menacing attack helicopters.

  • Why Boeing CEO deserves a spot on the A-list Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 8:08 AM ET
    Jim McNerney, president and CEO of The Boeing Company on Mad Money.

    If we're picking the most influential leaders of the past 25 years, we have to include Boeing CEO Jim McNerney, says CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Arms race on again as Middle East and Asia jostle Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 9:35 AM ET

    Defense spending around the world is expected to rise for the first time since 2009 in 2014, as Asian and Middle Eastern countries buy up weapons.

  • *Airbus says always studying options to improve products. SINGAPORE, Feb 7- Airbus is exploring fresh ways to improve sales of the world's largest passenger jet after receiving a potentially crucial signal of support from at least one of its engine makers, industry sources said.

  • LONDON, Feb 5- Britain's defence industry is pinning its hopes for long-term growth on a new unmanned aircraft after the government and BAE Systems announced on Wednesday that their Taranis project had surpassed expectations in trials last year.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 31- The U.S. Defense Department said on Friday it would conduct environmental impact studies for four possible missile defense sites in the eastern United States but stressed it had not yet decided to proceed with construction.

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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.

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