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  • TOKYO, July 29- Japan's Skymark Airlines Inc said on Tuesday that it is in discussions with Airbus Group NV about adjusting its order for A380 airplanes.

  • PARIS, July 28- European planemaker Airbus is set to lose its only Japanese customer for the A380 superjumbo as Skymark Airlines prepares to cancel an order for six jets worth more than $2 billion, industry sources said on Monday. An Airbus spokesman declined to comment on the threat to the Skymark order, which was first reported by Bloomberg News.

  • CHELTENHAM, England, July 24- New business is coming from unexpected places to help power the whirring, high-tech lathes on the factory floor of Future Advanced Manufacture, one of the companies spearheading Britain's manufacturing revival.

  • British manufacturing emerges from years in the shadows Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 2:30 AM ET

    CHELTENHAM, England, July 24- New business is coming from unexpected places to help power the whirring, high-tech lathes on the factory floor of Future Advanced Manufacture, one of the companies spearheading Britain's manufacturing revival.

  • The Stuttgart- based maker of cars and trucks has been trying to bounce back after rival Audi eclipsed Mercedes in 2011 as the world's second biggest luxury car maker behind BMW.

  • July 23- Boeing Co reported a 52 percent jump in quarterly profit, helped by higher commercial plane deliveries and one-time tax gains, but investors were spooked by rising costs in its military tanker program.

  • Boeing's ability to churn out the Dreamliner, which was hit by problems with its lithium-ion batteries last year, is crucial to the company's financial performance this year as it is relying on commercial jets to offset a weak defense business.

  • Boeing's ability to churn out the Dreamliner, which was hit by problems with its lithium-ion batteries last year, is crucial to the company's financial performance this year as it is relying on commercial jets to offset a weak defense business.

  • BERLIN, July 23- For lawmaker Jan van Aken, little symbolizes more potently all that he finds indefensible about Germany's arms exports than the German and French-made anti-tank missile that he was shown in northern Syria. From its serial number, he believes the 1970 s MILAN rocket was sold legitimately by France to then Syrian leader Hafez al-Assad.

  • *Fresh clashes in Tripoli and Benghazi. BENGHAZI, Libya, July 22- A twin suicide bombing at a Libyan army base in Benghazi killed at least four solders in an escalation of clashes between Islamist militants and regular forces battling to oust them from the eastern city. Suicide bombings are rare in Libya, where a fragile government is struggling to impose order.

  • *U.S. players include Gogo, Honeywell, Golden Eagle. LONDON, July 22- The web-connected aircraft cabins of the future, powered by technology on show at last week's Farnborough Airshow, are offering a path to investor returns through suppliers like Cobham Plc and Thales SA.

  • July 22- Rockwell Collins Inc, a maker of avionics and other electronics systems for aircraft, on Tuesday reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, aided by higher deliveries of equipment for planes such as the Boeing 787..

  • *Fresh clashes in Tripoli and Benghazi. The El-Feel oilfield last week was forced to cut back due to events in Tripoli, where two rival brigades of militias have fought over control of the airport.

  • July 22- Rockwell Collins Inc, a maker of avionics and other electronics systems for aircraft, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by higher deliveries. Net profit fell to $158 million, or $1.15 per share, in the third quarter ended June 30, from $164 million, or $1.20 per share, a year earlier.

  • *Lockheed Martin, Airbus and Boeing are still in the race. COPENHAGEN, July 21- Swedish defense company Saab has dropped out of a tender to supply Denmark with up to 30 fighter jets, the Danish Defense Ministry said on Monday, confirming an earlier report.

  • AIRSHOW-Airbus unveils more A330 orders Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Airbus added on Thursday that an undisclosed Asian customer had signed a memorandum of understanding for four A330-800 jets. Airbus said it had won " $75.3 billion worth of business for a total of 496 aircraft" at this year's air show.

  • *Airbus, Boeing offer cheaper options than scrapped Nimrod. FARNBOROUGH, England, July 17- Two high-profile sea searches have exposed a shortfall in Britain's maritime patrol capabilities, raising hopes at rival planemakers Airbus and Boeing that they could soon be fighting over a multi-billion dollar contract.

  • July 16- Dubai's Emirates could buy an additional 60 to 80 Airbus A380s if the four-engined superjumbo were revamped with more fuel-efficient engines by 2020, the airline's Chief Executive Tim Clark said, according to the Financial Times.

  • UPDATE 1-AIRSHOW-Airbus reassures on A380 door problems Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:22 PM ET

    *Airbus says still on track for A380 breakeven in 2015. Airbus said it was testing improvements to the doors after a recent plane diversion and several incidents involving noise onboard and said the programme was still on track to reach breakeven in 2015..

  • FARNBOROUGH, England, July 16- Planemaker Airbus is testing out improvements to the doors on its A380 superjumbo after incidents mainly involving noise during flights, and expects the upgrade to be approved in the autumn, a spokesman said on Wednesday.