Aviation's finest—Singapore Airshow highlights


  • Private jets bet on America for big orders Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 8:38 PM ET

    While Asia may be seeing growth, private jet manufactures are turning to the U.S. to drive big orders as the world's largest economy recovers.

  • Can Asia’s low-cost carriers go the distance? Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 6:22 PM ET

    As competition between budget airlines heats up, the appeal in going low-cost for the long-haul appears to be growing.

  • Qatar Airways: Expect Airbus delivery in December  Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 5:38 PM ET

    Qatar Airways will be expecting its first Airbus A350 delivery this year. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah speaks to CEO Akbar Al Baker on the airline's fleet expansion plans.

  • What it's like flying an attack helicopter  Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 6:49 PM ET

    Always wanted to see what it's like to pilot an aircraft or a military helicopter? CNBC's Sri Jegarajah tries out the various flight simulations at the Singapore Airshow 2014.

  • Bell Helicopter: No other aircraft compares to V-22  Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 12:36 AM ET

    John Garrison, CEO at Bell Helicopter, describes the level of interest from Asian defense buyers for the firm's V-22 aircraft.

  • Inside Boeing's C-17 transport aircraft  Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 12:31 AM ET

    Inside the cargo hold of a Boeing C-17 transport plane, Herbert Carlisle, United States Commander of the Pacific Air Forces, discusses how the plane is used for relief operations.

  • Lockheed Martin inks ocean energy deal  Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 8:23 PM ET

    George Standridge, Vice President of Business Development at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, discusses its wave energy project and how it is being affected by reduced U.S. military budgets.

  • On board a Gulfstream G650 at the Singapore Airshow, Joe Lombardo, Executive Vice President, Aerospace Group, General Dynamics, describes the firm's growth strategy.

  • China's open skies plan is huge: Honeywell Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 12:30 AM ET
    Passengers walk through the terminal building of Shanghai Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China, on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.

    China's decision to open up its skies could be a “game changing” move for low-cost carriers, Honeywell Aerospace said on Tuesday.

  • Christian Scherer, Head of Commercial at Airbus Defense and Space, explains why economic growth, not regional tensions, is fueling Asia's need for defense technology.

  • 'Full-fledged war' awaits India airlines Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    With India set to welcome at least two new airlines this year, the country's aviation sector may be on the brink of a bitter war, say analysts.

  • New Dreamliner fleet 'game changer' for Scoot: CEO Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 10:38 PM ET
    Scoot's chief executive Campbell Wilson celebrates at the unveiling of the new low-cost carrier in Singapore on November 1, 2011.

    A fresh fleet of fuel-efficient Boeing 787s will be a "game-changer" for Singapore Airlines' budget carrier Scoot, the firm's CEO told CNBC.

  • Bombardier: Satisfied with C-series jet orders  Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    CNBC's Sri Jegarajah sat down with Mike Arcamone, Bombardier's President for Commercial Aircrafts, in a mock- up C-Series jet and asked him if orders in emerging Asia are growing.

  • Is the US F-35 program vulnerable to budget cuts?  Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 9:43 PM ET

    Frank Kendall, U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, warns that the rate of production for the F-35 program might slow.

  • Ireland is world's gateway to EU: Minister  Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 10:34 PM ET

    Richard Bruton, Ireland Minister for Jobs, discusses foreign investment in Ireland and the country's plans to launch a dedicated platform for aviation-related debt.

  • Why we downgraded India's aviation safety: FAA  Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 10:04 PM ET

    Michael Huerta, Administrator, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, says Indian authorities must be able to provide oversight of their carriers.

  • Raytheon: Lots of interest for Asia defense deals  Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 12:20 AM ET

    John Harris, CEO at Raytheon International, says precision weapon systems and surveillance programs are some of the sectors drawing interest at the Singapore Airshow.

  • Not concerned about overcapacity: AAPA  Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 6:46 PM ET

    Andrew Herdman, Director General of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines, says aircraft deliveries will be spread out over 10 years, which shouldn't result in overcapacity.

  • Asia's airplane fleet to triple by 2032: Boeing Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 3:03 AM ET

    Asia-Pacific is set to account for almost 40 percent of the world's new airplane deliveries over the next two decades, according to Boeing.

  • Friend or foe: How does the US view China? Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    A "pivot" or emphasis on Asia in U.S. foreign policy is not about containing China, speakers at an Asia-Pacific Security Conference said on Monday.

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