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  • Boeing to Airbus: We've Got You Boxed and Bracketed Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 1:44 AM ET

    In a week that has seen Boeing's Dreamliner meet its new challenger in the form of the Airbus A350, the U.S. firm maintains that the new European aircraft will not affect its share of the wide body market.

  • When Will Africa Be the Next Aviation Hotspot? Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 7:26 AM ET
    Ethiopian Airlines captains in the cockpit of their 787 Dreamliner after landing in Kenya's capital Nairobi.

    As trade between African nations rises, there is also a growing need for fast, efficient travel between countries. Yet air transport links remain under-developed.

  • Bombardier President: We’re Bullish on BRICS Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 7:34 AM ET

    Bombardier Commercial Aircraft's President says the Canadian aircraft manufacturer is bullish on the BRIC nations as it details its new CSeries planes at the Paris Air Show, hoping to take advantage of a gap in the market.

  • Boeing Fights Back With New Dreamliner Orders Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 5:39 AM ET
    A Dreamliner logo sits in the cockpit of a Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner aircraft on the first day of the Paris Air Show in Paris, France.

    After an opening day at the Paris Air Show that saw Airbus announce an impressive amount of orders, Boeing fought back on Tuesday with a raft of orders and the launch of the latest in the line of 787 Dreamliners, the 787-10.

  • Boeing CEO: 'Highly Confident' in 787 Battery Fix Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 8:33 AM ET
    United Airlines 787 Boeing Dreamliner

    The FAA did "everything right" in the dealing with the battery issues that grounded Boeing's new Dreamliner for months, the aircraft maker's chairman and CEO James McNerney tells CNBC.

  • Big finance waded into a rain-soaked Paris Airshow with more than $10 billion in orders for jumbo passenger jets as planemakers duelled over strategy for large aircraft.

  • In Paris, Airbus and Boeing Battle for Supremacy Sunday, 16 Jun 2013 | 4:08 AM ET

    In the heated battle for leadership in commercial airplanes Boeing and Airbus believe they are positioned to have strong showings at the Paris Air Show.

  • The World's Fastest-Growing Airlines Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 4:37 AM ET
    Passengers walk to board a Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 aircraft at Sydney airport, Australia

    The world's biggest airlines such as United and British Airways aren't the fastest growing. Instead, it's budget carriers that are rapidly expanding. Find out who they are.

  • Pilots Sleeping on Flights? It's a Gray Area Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 12:57 AM ET
    Pilots protest proposed new regulations outside the European Aviation Safety Agency in May 14, 2012 in Germany

    New guidelines from India proposing that pilots should be allowed to sleep on planes raises the issue once more of whether pilots should be allowed rest and whether they are overworked.

  • Battle in the Sky: Airbus vs. Boeing     Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 1:30 AM ET

    Jay Caldwell, head of aerospace at RBC Capital Markets, tells CNBC that the thing to watch at the Paris Air Show will be the two heavy weights, Boeing and Airbus, competing over their wide body aircraft.

  • The Unpredictability of the Paris Air Show Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 9:31 AM ET

    With orders expected to be low, the Paris Air Show has a distinct air of unpredictability. The possibility of commercial unmanned air crafts - known as drones - could be a hot topic.

  • Why Analyst 'Favors' Boeing Over Airbus     Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 7:44 AM ET

    Carter Copeland, Barclays Capital analyst, discusses the competition between Boeing's 787 and Airbus' A350 aircraft.

  • Airbus's New A350 Aircraft Makes Maiden Flight Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 6:03 AM ET

    Europe's newest passenger jet successfully began its maiden flight on Friday.

  • The Stories to Track at the Paris Air Show Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 8:05 AM ET

    Accenture has already noticed that change is in the air for the week ahead in Le Bourget. Four stories in particular underscore the significant changes taking place within the aviation industry.

  • Competition Big Focus at Paris Air Show     Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 8:16 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau talks with Louis Chenevert, United Technologies CEO, about the growing demand for the A350 engine, and provides an outlook on jet fuel prices and the global economy.

  • Defense Companies Call for European Drone Program Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 5:08 AM ET
    A drone on display in the exposition hall of the Border Security Expo in Phoenix

    European aerospace companies called on Europe to launch its own independent drone program to equip armies across the continent.

  • Shifting Balance of Power in Aviation Business Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 3:47 AM ET
    A visitor watches the Airbus A380 during its flying display at the last Paris Air Show in 2011

    A few years ago the lion's share of "action" in the aerospace industry was focused on military aircraft, but now the balance of power has tipped to the commercial side, according to an expert.

  • BAE to Remain Independent: New Chairman     Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 3:30 AM ET

    Sir Roger Carr, new chairman of BAE Systems, tells CNBC that despite the failed merger with EADS the company has a good future as an 'independent company'.

  • Paris Airshow Focuses on Wide Bodies     Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 2:33 AM ET

    Phil Le Beau reports from the Paris Airshow, the biggest event in the aerospace calendar, on what the key areas of interest.

  • Robert Ortberg, the incoming CEO of Rockwell Collins, tells CNBC that he expects orders for Airbus and Boeing wide bodied aircraft to increase as they come into the market and demonstrate fuel efficiency.