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  • PARIS, March 26- China signed a new 10- year accord on Wednesday allowing Airbus to assemble A320 planes on its soil until 2025 and unblocked orders for larger jets worth more than $6 billion, restoring ties after a row with Europe over aircraft emissions.

  • PARIS, March 26- China's President Xi Jinping and French counterpart Francois Hollande oversaw the signing of a series of industrial co-operation deals and multi-billion dollar aircraft sales in Paris on Wednesday, the business highlights of a Chinese state visit.

  • NEW YORK, March 26- Former employees of Spirit Aerosystems Holdings Inc, a major supplier to plane makers Boeing and Airbus, filed charges with federal agencies on Wednesday alleging that Spirit illegally used health care information to target those who were costing the company most for layoffs.

  • As Assad advances, Syria launches commercial airline Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    Esmail Sharaf, Vice Commercial Manager, told Reuters that Kinda Airlines will operate out of Damascus International airport and the coastal city of Latakia. It aims to fly to more than 10 destinations within a year, including the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Iraq, and "hopefully Lebanon and Jordan".

  • At the same ceremony Airbus is set to agree the sale to China of at least 150 aircraft worth $20 billion, and possibly as many as 200, in a deal that could include both planes and helicopters.

  • PARIS, March 25- France will use a visit from China's President this week to seek tighter business links to the world's number-two economy in a bid to boost its own anaemic one, signing big-ticket industry deals and working to cut its trade and investment deficits.

  • Private Chinese firm to buy 100 regional Sukhoi jets Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 5:46 AM ET

    BEIJING, March 25- O-Bay Aircraft Co, a privately owned Chinese firm based in Henan province, has signed a $3.5 billion deal with Russia's Sukhoi Civil Aircraft to buy 100 SSJ-100 regional jets, a Chinese executive said on Tuesday.

  • In search of riches, France to ply China with wine Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 3:58 AM ET

    France will pull out all the stops for the Chinese President’s visit, and wine-makers want a slice of the pie.

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- South Korea on Monday became the 10th country to choose Lockheed Martin Corp.' s F-35 fighter jet to replace aging warplanes, a boost for the Pentagon's biggest weapons program at a time when Italy, Canada and other countries are rethinking their procurement plans.

  • SANTIAGO, March 24- Airbus believes it can eventually drive its Latin American market share up to 65 percent, although it is not in talks to sell its A380 superjumbo in the region, the company's Latin American president told Reuters on Monday.

  • *Ambitious projects underway in Europe, United States. KUALA LUMPUR, March 21- The ease with which a big jetliner melted into the ether after vanishing from Malaysian radar illustrates an uncomfortable paradox about modern aviation: state-of-the-art airplanes rely on ageing ground infrastructure to tell them where to go.

  • *Ambitious projects underway in Europe, United States. KUALA LUMPUR, March 21- The ease with which a big jetliner melted into the ether after vanishing from Malaysian radar illustrates an uncomfortable paradox about modern aviation: state-of-the-art airplanes rely on ageing ground infrastructure to tell them where to go.

  • *Tech shares in focus following Oracle, Adobe results. *Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a treaty to make it part of Russia, and while no violence was reported as pro-Russian forces took control of part of a Ukraine naval base, investors are concerned that tensions in the region could escalate.

  • INTERVIEW-Politics won't temper Lion Air's ambitions Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 5:40 AM ET

    JAKARTA, March 19- Rusdi Kirana, chief executive of Indonesia's largest privately run airline Lion Air, is about to embark on a political career with the unlikeliest of partners, but that won't deter him from growing his business at one of the world's most ambitious paces.

  • March 19- China is in talks to buy at least 150 Airbus passenger jets potentially worth $20 billion when Xi Jinping pays his first visit to Europe as president at the end of this month, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

  • China in talks to buy at least 150 Airbus jets -sources Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 12:25 AM ET

    March 19- China is in talks to buy at least 150 Airbus passenger jets potentially worth $20 billion when Xi Jinping pays his first visit to Europe as president at the end of this month, people familiar with the matter said.

  • Major plane buyer sees Boeing, Airbus supply chain risk Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 11:17 PM ET

    SAN DIEGO, March 18- Boeing Co and Airbus are risking over-stressing the fragile aerospace supply chain as they ramp up plane production to unprecedented levels to meet strong demand, one of the world's most influential plane buyers said on Tuesday.

  • *Jambojet owned by listed airline Kenya Airways. Willem Hondius told Reuters that Jambojet, wholly owned by Kenya Airways, faced red tape, poor infrastructure and protectionist policies, but still promised fares low enough to attract bus travellers into the air for the first time.

  • TOKYO, March 14- IHI Corp, General Electric's jet engine partner in Japan, may tie up aircraft engine part production with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd which is more closely aligned with GE's competitors.

  • Boeing Co, for instance, expects a large percentage of its U.S. workers to retire in a few years and does not see a ready pool of replacements, said Dennis Muilenburg, president and chief operating officer.