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  • *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.

  • *JetBlue likely to use proceeds to fund aircraft delivery- analyst. March 13- JetBlue Airways Corp said it would sell its in-flight entertainment business, LiveTV, to French defense electronics company Thales Group for $400 million as it looks to cut costs.

  • WASHINGTON, March 7- Top Airbus executives on Friday said they still hoped to expand the company's share of the shrinking U.S. defense market but did not see a large U.S. acquisition target in the near-term.

  • The cracks have not been found on in-service planes and therefore posed no flight risk, and the problem will not alter Boeing's plans to deliver 110 787 s this year, the Chicago- based aerospace and defense giant said. However, Boeing said the cracks could delay by a few weeks the date when airlines can take delivery of their new planes.

  • BERLIN, March 6- Europe's Airbus has ordered more frequent inspections of the wings of the world's largest passenger jet after discovering unexpected levels of metal fatigue during testing on an A380 factory mock-up, industry sources said on Thursday.

  • BEIJING, March 6- China's Juneyao Group, the parent of Juneyao Airlines, is in talks with planemaker Boeing and Airbus about acquiring more than 20 more planes, its chairman said on Thursday.

  • BEIJING, March 6- China's Juneyao Group, which operates an airline based in the eastern city of Shanghai, is in talks with planemakers Boeing and Airbus to order more than 20 planes, its chairman said on Thursday. The chairman, Wang Junjin, said the planes would be used for a budget carrier Juneyao plans to set up in the near future.

  • Europe shares close lower; Credit Suisse down 2.6% Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    European stocks closed lower on Wednesday, with concerns over China's economy and a fall in Credit Suisse shares driving declines.

  • I would take $19 billion for BBM: BlackBerry CEO Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 3:03 AM ET

    The CEO of BlackBerry has told CNBC that the value of its BBM messaging service comes from its high level of engagement.

  • Airbus heading back to number 1 in deliveries: CEO Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 7:32 AM ET
    Fabrice Bregier, chief executive officer of Airbus

    The president and CEO of Airbus has told CNBC that the planemaker will be back at the number one slot in terms of aircraft deliveries.

  • Airbus CEO coaxes ECB to go ‘further’ Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 7:13 AM ET
    Airbus A350

    Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier hopes the European Central Bank (ECB) will advance its efforts to support the region's economy in 2014, he told CNBC.

  • European shares close down, track Wall Street Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 11:59 AM ET

    European equities closed lower on Wednesday after a U.S. budget deal added to expectations the Fed will scale back stimulus soon.