Air Freight and Logistics


  • UAE plans Mars mission in heated space race Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:34 AM ET

    Not content with building the world's tallest building, the UAE is setting its sight on something out of this world: Mars.

  • Electronic warfare: Middle East a growing threat Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 10:41 AM ET
    Patriot missile

    Insurgents in the Middle East are becoming more sophisticated with the technology behind their weapons, defense experts told CNBC.

  • Small firms’ hopes soar on Amazon drone plan Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 9:03 AM ET

    As the world's largest technology companies look at ways to use drones, small makers of unmanned aircraft are hoping to fly right behind them.

  • Commercial shipment arrives at space station Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 6:39 AM ET

    A private cargo ship launched three days ago from Virginia arrived at the orbiting complex a little after 1030 GMT. It's the third space station shipment for Orbital Sciences Corp. NASA is paying Orbital Sciences as well as the SpaceX company to haul up supplies.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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".

  • FARNBOROUGH, England, July 14- U.S. planemaker Boeing said it was comfortable with its range of aircraft when asked about the impact of European rival Airbus and its high-profile announcement that it would revamp its A330 jet. He also said Boeing expected demand for cargo aircraft to pick up as it gave an upbeat assessment of future demand for planes.

  • What to expect from the Farnborough Airshow Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 4:08 AM ET

    As the Farnborough International Airshow approaches we take a look at what to expect from the week-long exhibition.

  • Airplane passengers are benefiting from the drive for airlines to become more efficient, analysts said. Here's how.

  • F-35 Farnborough debut halted after engine fire Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 12:46 PM 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 troubled F-35 fighter jet will not make its debut at the Farnborough Airshow on Monday after a dangerous engine fire left the fleet grounded in the U.S.

  • Commercial space race: US lags Europe Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 9:14 AM ET

    The space race has moved on from the battle between Cold War rivals, to a contest between companies to blast off in the space market.

  • *Baghdad authorities halt cargo flights to Kurdish capital Arbil. BAGHDAD, July 10- Kurdish ministers said they were boycotting meetings of Iraq's caretaker cabinet and authorities in Baghdad halted cargo flights to two Kurdish cities, in an escalating row between the Shi'ite-led central government and Kurdish leaders.

  • COLUMN-U.S. transportation stocks for the long haul Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 1:42 PM ET

    CHICAGO, July 7- As North Americans hit the highways, airports and rails for vacations this summer, it's not hard to believe that some of the most robust stocks are in the transportation industry- particularly in an improving economy.