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  • WASHINGTON, July 15- The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a $10.9 billion extension of U.S. transportation funding through May 2015, a measure aimed at averting cutbacks in August in federal money for road, bridge and transit projects.

  • WASHINGTON, July 15- The U.S. refining industry has not agreed to a deal reached by oil producers and railroads on improving the safety of oil tank cars, it said on Tuesday, suggesting a key piece of anticipated reforms remains unsettled.

  • Groups seek ban of oil in older railroad tank cars Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 3:06 PM ET

    SEATTLE— Two environmental groups are asking the U.S. Department of Transportation to immediately ban shipments of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars, citing recent explosive oil train wrecks and the department's own findings that those accidents pose an "imminent hazard."

  • LATAM Airline set for World Cup ‘loss’: Chairman Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    LATAM Airlines Group is set to make a loss during the World Cup period, the company’s chairman told CNBC.

  • Aircraft-leasing firm orders 10 Boeing Dreamliners Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 11:26 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The aircraft-leasing firm CIT Group Inc. has ordered 10 Boeing 787 passenger jets with a list price of $2.5 billion, Boeing said Tuesday. CIT ordered the new, larger version of the 787, which Boeing calls the Dreamliner. According to Boeing, both 787 models use about 20 percent less fuel than similarly sized planes.

  • F-35 debut hopes revived with ‘limited’ flights Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 10:35 AM ET
    An F-35A Lightning II from the 33rd Fighter Wing streaks across the sky above Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. while coming in for landing after a training sortie.

    The U.S. military granted Lockheed Martin's F-35 the right to fly on Tuesday, raising the odds that the fighter jet could still debut.

  • In a visit to a government highway research center in Virginia, Obama is expected to tout work on so-called vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication technology to improve navigation, according to the White House.

  • Could a plane be hijacked by cyberhackers? Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    Planes could be hijacked by cyberattackers using complex hacking techniques, experts at Farnborough International Airshow warned.

  • Airbus CEO forecasts 100+ orders for new A330 Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 6:31 AM ET

    Airbus could sell 100 or more of its newly launched A330neo planes at this week's Farnborough International Airshow, CEO Tom Enders said.

  • Explosion hits airport in China's northwest Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    The explosion occurred at about 1:45 p.m. in a structure outside the airport in Xining, capital of Qinghai province, prompting police to seal off the area and send in a bomb squad, the newspaper China Youth Daily said on its website. Another newspaper, Beijing Times, said a cleaner was slightly injured by flying debris but no one else was hurt.

  • Obama presses for more lasting highway funding Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 3:15 AM ET

    McLEAN, Va.— President Barack Obama said Tuesday he supports temporary measures to keep federal transportation aid flowing to the states and to keep construction crews on the job, while he also pressed Congress for a more permanent solution to the longstanding shortfall in funding for road and bridge-building projects.

  • House passes highway bill as deadline looms Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 3:14 AM ET

    The action cobbles together $10.8 billion by using pension tax changes, customs fees and money from a fund to repair leaking underground fuel storage tanks to keep the federal Highway Trust Fund, which pays for transportation programs nationwide, solvent through May 2015.

  • Google Glass-style headgear could end plane delays Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 3:05 AM ET
    Elbit Systems’ Skylens

    The days of long flight delays could be over, with the introduction of virtual reality-style headgear for airline pilots.

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- Leaders of the U.S. energy and rail sectors have agreed to toughen tanker cars for future oil train cargo and to a schedule to retire older model cars that regulators have deemed unsafe, said two industry sources familiar with the plan. The Transportation Department is expected to outline that safety plan before the end of the month.

  • SpaceX launches cluster of commercial satellites Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 11:38 AM ET

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida— The SpaceX company has launched a rocket packed with communication satellites. On board were six advanced satellites for the New Jersey- based Orbcomm. Space Exploration Technologies Corp.— or SpaceX— is also working to ferry space station cargo for NASA.

  • Could big data stop another MH370 mystery? Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 11:16 AM ET
    A crew member of a Royal New Zealand Airforce (RNZAF) P-3K2-Orion aircraft helps to look for objects during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in flight over the Indian Ocean off the coast of Perth, Australia.

    After missing flight MH370, the industry is looking at ways to prevent another incident - and big data could be the answer.

  • 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.

  • Lockheed, UTX chiefs 'hopeful' of F-35 debut Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 10:11 AM ET
    F-35 Lightning II

    Despite an engine fire, Lockheed Martin remains hopeful that its troubled F-35 fighter will make its debut at the Farnborough International Airshow.

  • US to stick with Mid East drone program Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 10:07 AM ET
    MQ-1 Predator Unmanned Drone with Hellfire Missiles Flying at Sunset.

    U.S. military drones will 'continue to play a role' in the Middle East, one of the Navy's top chiefs tells CNBC.

  • Boeing CEO shrugs off Airbus 'old technology' Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 7:43 AM ET
    A Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, produced by Boeing Co., as it stands on display prior to the opening of the Farnborough International Airshow

    Boeing dismisses launch of rival Airbus's A330 neo and what the CEO of U.S. group describes as "older technology".