Aerospace & Defense


  • Playing the Earnings-Expectations Game Monday, 10 Dec 2007 | 7:59 PM ET

    Some companies beat so consistently they bring better-than-expected reports to an art form.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • GM Bids for 'Significant' Stake in Russian Automaker Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 1:45 PM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    GM said it's interested in exploring further cooperation with automaker AvtoVaz as one way to "expand our footprint in Russia."

  • Airbus to Sell 160 Jets to China for $14.8 Billion Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 3:15 AM ET
    An Airbus A380 in take off.

    Airbus said it signed contracts Monday to sell 160 commercial passenger jets to China in a deal worth around $14.8 billion.

  • Deal with Weak Dollar, Germany Tells Airbus Friday, 23 Nov 2007 | 5:23 AM ET

    It is up to Airbus, not Germany, to assess what impact the weakness of the dollar against the euro has on the European planemaker's business prospects, the German Economy Ministry said on Friday.

  • Saudi Arabia Could Order 24 Jets from BAE Systems Sunday, 18 Nov 2007 | 1:45 PM ET

    Saudi Arabia could order 24 Eurofighter Typhoon combat jets from BAE Systems for about 1.5 billion pounds ($3.06 billion), the Middle East Economic Digest (MEED) reported on Friday.

  • Airbus, Boeing Win $80 Billion Orders at Air Show Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | 8:43 AM ET
    Boeing's Dreamliner 787.

    Airbus and Boeing ensured 2007 smashes all records for plane sales as deals announced at the Dubai air show neared $80 billion on Monday, powered by demand from Gulf Arab states.

  • Airbus, Boeing Win $80 Billion Orders at Air Show Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | 8:26 AM ET

    Airbus and Boeing ensured 2007 smashes all records for plane sales as deals announced at the Dubai air show neared $80 billion on Monday, powered by demand from Gulf Arab states.

  • Qatar Airways Orders Up to $6 Billion in Boeing Jets Sunday, 11 Nov 2007 | 10:40 AM ET
  • EADS Expects Further Costs for A400M Delays Monday, 5 Nov 2007 | 3:17 AM ET

    European aerospace and defence group EADS announced on Monday its estimate for charges related to the revised delivery schedule for its A400M plane.

  • Continental Raises US Fares $10 Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | 11:32 AM ET

    Continental Airlines  raised U.S. domestic fares to offset soaring fuel costs, increasing the price of round-trip tickets by $10, a company spokesman said Friday.

  • Raytheon Profit Drops 7 Percent, Hurt by Unit Sale Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 10:59 AM ET

    Raytheon reported slightly lower third-quarter profit Thursday, hurt by losses from a unit it is selling, and forecast next year's profit below Wall Street's average estimate, sending its shares down almost 3 percent.

  • Boeing Profit Rises, But Company Cuts Outlook Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 11:35 AM ET
    Boeing's Dreamliner 787.

    Boeing said Wednesday third-quarter profit rose more than expected, helped by higher deliveries of commercial planes, but it scaled back its revenue forecast for next year due to delays on its 787 Dreamliner and slowing growth at its defense unit.

  • General Dynamics and Northrop Grumman Profits Rise Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 9:06 AM ET

    Both General Dynamics and Northrop Grumman beat Wall Street expectations Wednesday with their quarterly profit, as rising demand helped the defense-sector companies post bumper revenues.

  • Lockheed Martin's Profit Rises 22% on Jet Fighter Sales Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 10:59 AM ET
    Lockheed Martin

    Lockheed Martin, on Tuesday posted a third-quarter profit that beat Wall Street expectations, helped by higher sales of its jet fighters and electronic warfare systems, but it forecast profits for next year slightly below analysts' estimate.

  • EADS Executives Defend Themselves at Board Meeting Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | 9:17 AM ET

    The head of French media group Lagardere survived a challenge to his seat on a new board at Airbus parent EADS on Monday despite calls from minority shareholders that he should step down.

  • Saab Posts Lower-than-Expected Third-Quarter Profit Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 8:08 AM ET

    Defense and aerospace group Saab on Friday posted third-quarter pretax earnings short of forecasts and said it expected overall 2007 growth would be in line with last year.

  • Southwest Enjoys Strong Demand; Profit Soars Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 11:33 AM ET
    Southwest Airlines.

    Southwest Airlines, the leading U.S. low-cost carrier, said on Thursday that third-quarter earnings rose as higher ticket prices and fuller planes fueled record revenue.

  • Boeing Names New Head of Dreamliner Program Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 1:35 PM ET
    Boeing's Dreamliner 787.

    Boeing  named Pat Shanahan as vice president and general manager of the 787 program, succeeding Mike Bair, who will become vice president of business strategy and marketing for commercial airplanes, both effective immediately.

  • BAE Systems CEO to Step Down in August 2008 Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 10:39 AM ET

    BAE Systems Chief Executive Mike Turner will step down as CEO and leave the board in August 2008, Europe's largest defence company said on Tuesday.

  • After Years of Delay, Airbus Delivers an A380 Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 9:49 AM ET

    European aircraft maker Airbus delivered its first long-awaited A380 to Singapore Airlines Monday, finally giving parent EADS some good news to trumpet after two years of delays in delivering the world’s largest passenger aircraft and recent allegations of insider trading at the company.

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