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  • Spirit AeroSystems profit up 79 pct Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 7:54 AM ET

    Oct 31- Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc, which makes parts for Boeing Co and Airbus Group NV, reported a 79 percent rise in quarterly profit and raised its full-year profit forecast. Spirit's net profit rose to $168 million, or $1.20 per share, in the third quarter ended Oct. 2, from $93.7 million, or 65 cents per share, a year earlier. The company raised its full-year...

  • Police search Boeing plant; no armed man found Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 1:06 AM ET

    EVERETT, Wash.— Police in Everett, Washington, say they have searched a portion of a Boeing aircraft plant after two employees reported seeing what appeared to be an armed man, but officers found nothing to substantiate the reports. He said police feel confident "there is no threat to employees here at Boeing." A number of Boeing workers were evacuated during the...

  • Reports of armed man at Boeing plant in Washington Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 11:11 PM ET

    EVERETT, Wash.— Police in Everett, Washington, are searching buildings at the Boeing plant there as they check unconfirmed reports of a man with a weapon. He says Boeing workers are being evacuated as officers come across them in their search, but he didn't know how many workers had been evacuated. Boeing Co. spokesman Doug Alder says the company is "taking all...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 30- The crash of an unmanned Orbital Sciences Antares rocket is a "wake-up call" to the U.S. space community about the need to develop a new U.S. rocket engine, the head of Boeing Co's defense division said on Thursday. The Antares rocket was powered by a pair of Soviet-era NK-33 engines that were rebuilt by Aerojet Rocketdyne, a unit of GenCorp, and...

  • Final Glance: Aerospace companies Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Boeing rose$. 74 or. 6 percent, to $123.82. Lockheed Martin Corp. rose $2.86 or 1.5 percent, to $189.29. Northrop Grumman Corp. rose $1.63 or 1.2 percent, to $137.29.

  • New U.S. rockets include crew launch-escape systems Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:15 PM ET

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Oct 30- Heeding a lesson from history, designers of a new generation of U.S. rockets will include escape systems to give crew members a fighting chance of surviving launch accidents such as the one that felled an unmanned Orbital Sciences Antares rocket on Tuesday. The illusion was shattered on Jan. 28, 1986, when gas leaking from a solid-fuel...

  • Midday Glance: Aerospace companies Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Boeing rose$. 47 or. 4 percent, to $123.55. Lockheed Martin Corp. rose $1.43 or. 8 percent, to $187.86. Northrop Grumman Corp. rose $1.16 or. 9 percent, to $136.82.

  • Early Glance: Aerospace companies Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    Boeing fell$. 58 or. 5 percent, to $122.50. Raytheon fell$. 11 or. 1 percent, to $101.55. Textron fell$. 11 or. 3 percent, to $40.55.

  • Final Glance: Aerospace companies Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Boeing fell$. 53 or. 4 percent, to $123.08. Lockheed Martin Corp. rose$. 88 or. 5 percent, to $186.43. Northrop Grumman Corp. rose $1.46 or 1.1 percent, to $135.66.

  • What is Orbital Sciences? Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 4:53 PM ET

    NEW YORK— NASA pays it billions. And its $2 billion deal to resupply the International Space Station had gone well— until this week. Aerospace company Orbital Sciences Corp. suffered a big failure late Tuesday when one of its unmanned rockets bound for the station exploded moments after liftoff.

  • Midday Glance: Aerospace companies Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    Boeing fell$. 21 or. 2 percent, to $123.40. Lockheed Martin Corp. rose$. 56 or. 3 percent, to $186.11. Northrop Grumman Corp. rose $1.32 or 1.0 percent, to $135.52.

  • The 14- story Antares rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corp, blasted off from the Wallops Flight Facility at 6:22 p.m. on Tuesday but burst into flames moments later, the first disaster since NASA turned to private operators to run cargo to the space station. Orbital Sciences stock fell 15.9 percent to $25.54 on Wednesday. The loss of the supply...

  • Early Glance: Aerospace companies Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    Boeing rose$. 31 or. 3 percent, to $123.92. Lockheed Martin Corp. rose$. 92 or. 5 percent, to $186.47. Northrop Grumman Corp. rose $1.03 or. 8 percent, to $135.23.

  • Cape Girardeau again looks for airport tenant Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.— Cape Girardeau is looking for an airport tenant for the second time in the past decade, after a private manufacturing company again went bankrupt. The 52,500- square-foot building at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport has sat vacant since Commander Premier Aircraft Corporation was evicted in 2011, unable to pay its rent.

  • Rocket explosion setback for commercial space Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 9:33 AM ET

    Orbital Sciences Corp.' s unmanned Antares rocket blew up just moments after liftoff Tuesday evening from the Virginia coast. The smooth flight was in stark contrast to the Orbital Sciences' failed launch, and had been planned well in advance of the accident. The Orbital Sciences rocket was carrying a Cygnus capsule loaded with 2½ tons of space station...

  • Orbital Sciences' stock plummets after explosion Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:25 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of Orbital Sciences tumbled in Wednesday morning trading after the aerospace company's unmanned rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff on Tuesday evening. The Orbital Sciences' Antares commercial supply rocket blew up over the beachside launch complex at Wallops Island in Virginia.

  • Russian deliver space station cargo after US flop Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 4:25 AM ET

    Orbital Sciences Corp.' s unmanned Antares rocket blew up just moments after liftoff Tuesday evening from the Virginia coast. The smooth flight was in stark contrast to the Orbital Sciences' failed launch, and had been planned well in advance of the accident. The Orbital Sciences rocket was carrying a Cygnus capsule loaded with 2½ tons of space station...

  • Russian rocket engines suspected in launch blast Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 2:40 AM ET

    NASA is paying billions of dollars to Orbital Sciences and the SpaceX company to make station deliveries, and it's counting on SpaceX and Boeing to start flying U.S. astronauts to the orbiting lab as early as 2017. This was the fourth flight by Orbital Sciences to the orbiting lab. The Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket blew up over the beachside launch complex at...

  • Supply rocket headed to space station explodes Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 6:40 PM ET

    NASA is paying billions of dollars to Orbital Sciences and the SpaceX company to make station deliveries, and it's counting on SpaceX and Boeing to start flying U.S. astronauts to the orbiting lab as early as 2017. This was the fourth flight by Orbital Sciences to the orbiting lab. The Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket blew up over the beachside launch complex at...

  • Final Glance: Aerospace companies Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 6:14 PM ET

    Boeing rose $1.49 or 1.2 percent, to $123.61. Lockheed Martin Corp. rose $2.55 or 1.4 percent, to $185.55. Northrop Grumman Corp. rose $3.41 or 2.6 percent, to $134.20.