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  • NEW YORK— Airplanes don't just fall out of the sky. "If you see a wing here and three miles later you see a fuselage, one doesn't have to be an expert to speculate that it didn't happen on the ground— that something happened before it impacted," says Todd Curtis, a former Boeing safety engineer who is now director of the Airsafe.com Foundation. Germanwings Flight 9525...

  • Early Glance: Aerospace companies Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 10:22 AM ET

    Lockheed Martin Corp. rose$. 29 or. 1 percent, to $203.21. Northrop Grumman Corp. fell$. 66 or. 4 percent, to $162.06. Raytheon fell$. 16 or. 1 percent, to $112.19.

  • A look at the Airbus A320 plane that crashed in France Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 8:47 AM ET

    The Airbus A320, the model of plane that crashed in France on Tuesday, is a workhorse of modern aviation. —Before Tuesday, the last crash of an A320 was AirAsia Flight 8501, which fell into the Java sea off the coast of Indonesia on Dec. 28. —There are about 3,600 A320s in operation worldwide, according to Airbus.

  • The Latest: Germanwings forced to cancel 7 flights Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 7:28 AM ET

    Germanwings has had to cancel seven flights out of Dusseldorf because a number of crew members felt they were unfit to fly following news of the accident. Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr said Tuesday evening that he understood the crew members' sentiments. Andrea Perez Martinez, 20, who had participated in the exchange with the German school in Haltern four years...

  • SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France— A black box recovered from the scene and pulverized pieces of debris strewn across Alpine mountainsides held clues to what caused a German jetliner to take an unexplained eight-minute dive Tuesday midway through a flight from Spain to Germany, apparently killing all 150 people on board. It was the deadliest crash in France in decades.

  • The Russian firm that's edging away from Russia Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 6:03 AM ET

    A Moscow-founded firm that provides software development and IT outsourcing told CNBC it is working to minimize its exposure to its home market.

  • The Air Force said it had worked closely with Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, to map out the "relatively small amount of work" that needs to be done before completing the certification process. Officials also are looking at contamination control as they wrap up the SpaceX certification process, the Air Force said. The Air Force said it and SpaceX...

  • Final Glance: Aerospace companies Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Lockheed Martin Corp. fell$. 85 or. 4 percent, to $202.92. Northrop Grumman Corp. rose$. 10 or. 1 percent, to $162.72. Raytheon fell$. 05 or percent, to $112.35.

  • Stocks close lower; weaker dollar eyed Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 4:01 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed lower as investors looked ahead to a light week of economic reports amid some consolidation in currency and oil prices.

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- A leading U.S. business lobby group on Monday urged senators to support a bipartisan plan to save the U.S. Export-Import Bank and warned that closing the bank would hurt jobs. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said in a letter it "strongly" supported a bill to extend the mandate of the U.S. export credit agency, which will shut on June 30 if its mandate is...

  • Midday Glance: Aerospace companies Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 1:32 PM ET

    Lockheed Martin Corp. fell$. 35 or. 2 percent, to $203.43. Northrop Grumman Corp. rose$. 30 or. 2 percent, to $162.92. Raytheon rose$. 10 or. 1 percent, to $112.50.

  • Early Glance: Aerospace companies Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 10:12 AM ET

    Lockheed Martin Corp. fell$. 35 or. 2 percent, to $203.42. Northrop Grumman Corp. rose$. 71 or. 4 percent, to $163.33. Raytheon rose$. 03 or percent, to $112.43.

  • US, Lockheed fixing glitch with GPS satellites Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 7:45 AM ET

    Lockheed Martin said it is working to resolve a glitch disclosed by the U.S. Air Force that affected some global positioning system (GPS) satellites.

  • Lockheed said the error involved the ground control system for GPS satellites it runs for the Air Force. Lockheed spokeswoman Christine Courard said the company had put a "workaround" in place to avoid further errors and was working on a full software correction with the Air Force. Air Force spokesman Andy Roake said the issue came to light in recent days, but...

  • WASHINGTON, March 22- The head of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee plans to introduce legislation on Wednesday as part of a six-year drive aimed at speeding up and improving the way the Pentagon buys arms at a time of rapid gains in technology by Russia and China. The legislation includes six measures proposed by Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall,...

  • TULSA, Okla.— American Airlines' massive maintenance base in Tulsa faces some expensive upgrades to keep up with a modernization program that has transformed the carrier's fleet into one of the youngest and most fuel efficient in the industry. The city of Tulsa owns the land and most of the buildings at the maintenance base where American Airlines employs 5,500...

  • WASHINGTON, March 20- The White House said on Friday it would press ahead to end government financing for most coal-fired power plants overseas, a day after a bipartisan bill sought to overturn limits on those projects financed by the U.S. Export-Import Bank. Lawmakers are trying to hammer out a plan to save the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which provides support for...

  • Final Glance: Aerospace companies Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 8:00 PM ET

    Lockheed Martin Corp. rose $1.58 or. 8 percent, to $203.77. Northrop Grumman Corp. rose$. 10 or. 1 percent, to $162.62. Raytheon rose $1.66 or 1.5 percent, to $112.40.

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- A bipartisan plan to save the U.S. Export-Import Bank seeks to extend the bank's term until 2019, increase lending to small businesses and overturn limits on coal-fired power plant projects. Friends of the Earth senior program manager Doug Norlen said fossil fuel projects, especially coal, hurts communities by polluting air and water,...

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- Further budget cuts would put the U.S. military's ability to protect the United States in "serious jeopardy" at a time when Iran and North Korea are advancing their own missile programs, the head of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said on Thursday. That would affect Lockheed Martin Corp, Boeing Co and Raytheon Co. The three companies are working...