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  • F-35 debut hopes revived with ‘limited’ flights Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 10:35 AM ET
    An F-35A Lightning II from the 33rd Fighter Wing streaks across the sky above Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. while coming in for landing after a training sortie.

    The U.S. military granted Lockheed Martin's F-35 the right to fly on Tuesday, raising the odds that the fighter jet could still debut.

  • Early movers: JPM, GS, JNJ, LO, TWX, TWTR & more Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 8:09 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • FARNBOROUGH, England, July 15- U.S. military officials have approved limited flights for Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jets, improving the chances of the newest U.S. combat jet making its international debut before potential buyers this week.

  • Singapore, Greece among F-16 upgrade opportunities. FARNBOROUGH, England, July 14- Europe's largest defense contractor BAE Systems expects to win more than half of the $10 billion market to modernize F-16 fighter jets, saying its cost-effective offering could give it an edge in the battle with Lockheed Martin.

  • Lockheed, UTX chiefs 'hopeful' of F-35 debut Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 10:11 AM ET
    F-35 Lightning II

    Despite an engine fire, Lockheed Martin remains hopeful that its troubled F-35 fighter will make its debut at the Farnborough International Airshow.

  • *Airbus announces revamp of twin-aisle A330 passenger jet. FARNBOROUGH, England, July 14- Airbus announced a revamp of its twin-aisle A330 passenger jet on Monday, sharpening a contest with Boeing for up to $250 billion of orders at the core of the market as the start of the Farnborough Airshow fuelled a debate about new technology.

  • *No F-35 on day one of Farnborough air show, maybe later. LONDON, July 13- The engine failure that has grounded the entire fleet of Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets was caused by "excessive" rubbing of fan blades in the plane's Pratt& Whitney engine, but does not appear to be a fundamental design flaw, the Pentagon's chief weapons buyer said on Sunday.

  • LONDON, July 13- Lockheed Martin's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will not make its international debut at the Farnborough air show on Monday, though there is still a chance it will appear later in the week, the event's organizers said on Sunday.

  • *Airbus to launch revamped and rebranded A330- sources. LONDON, July 12- Suspense over the appearance of America's newest combat jet, a diplomatic chill between the West and Russia and the re-launch of an Airbus jet with a surprise tweak in its name could make the Farnborough Airshow one of the least predictable for years.

  • F-35 grounding threatens showcase at Farnborough Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 6:16 AM ET

    The U.S. Navy maintains grounding order for F-35 fighter jets, threatening their appearance at two key trade shows.

  • RAF FAIRFORD, England, July 12- The U.S. Navy on Friday maintained a grounding order for F-35 B-model and C-model fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp, saying it was still not clear what caused a massive engine failure on an Air Force F-35 jet on June 23.

  • RAF FAIRFORD, England, July 12- The U.S. Navy on Friday maintained a grounding order for F-35 B-model and C-model fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp, saying it was still not clear what caused a massive engine failure on an Air Force F-35 jet on June 23.

  • *Airbus to launch revamped and rebranded A330- sources. LONDON, July 11- Suspense over the appearance of America's newest combat jet, a diplomatic chill between the West and Russia and the re-launch of an Airbus jet with a surprise tweak in its name could make the Farnborough Airshow one of the least predictable for years.

  • For the larger companies, the initiative ensures that their own suppliers are robust and "demonstrates a recognition that a healthy supply chain is good for business," the White House said in a statement.

  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told military fliers on Thursday the stealthy F-35 attack plane had "issues" but was still "the future for our fighter aircraft" despite a fire that grounded the fleet and jeopardized its international debut in Britain.

  • RAF FAIRFORD, England, July 10- The Pentagon's chief weapons buyer told lawmakers there was "growing evidence" that an engine fire on an Air Force F-35A jet last month was not a systemic issue, which sources familiar with the situation said could pave the way for officials to lift an order grounding the fleet of warplanes.

  • "The LRS-B is a top modernization priority for the Air Force. The competition is expected to pit Northrop Grumman Corp, the maker of the B-2 bomber, against a combined team of Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp, the two top weapons makers for the U.S. government. The Air Force has said it plans to buy as many as 100 new bombers for no more than $550 million each.

  • RAF FAIRFORD, England, July 10- Industry investment of $170 million over the next two years is expected to result in savings of $1.8 billion on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 program manager Lorraine Martin told reporters on Thursday.

  • RAF FAIRFORD, England, July 10- Borne of the last downturn in U.S. military spending in the 1990 s, Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter was intended as a quick and affordable way for the United States and its allies to replace thousands of aging F-16s and other warplanes while avoiding the pitfalls of earlier programs.

  • RAF FAIRFORD, England, July 10- The Pentagon's F-35 program office on Thursday reversed an earlier statement and said it was continuing contract talks with Lockheed Martin Corp and engine maker Pratt& Whitney, despite an engine fire that has grounded the F-35 fighter jet fleet.