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  • China Eyes Top of Global Aviation Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 12:07 PM ET
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    The Chinese come to the Paris Air Show as both the world’s largest purchaser of jetliners and a budding manufacturer projected by some to one day challenge the dominance of Boeing and Airbus.

  • Boeing Production to 'Stay Ramped Up': CEO Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 8:26 AM ET
    Located in North Charleston, S.C., the Charleston site consists of Boeing Charleston and Global Aeronautica. These facilities perform fabrication, assembly, and integration of 787 fuselage sections.

    The aerospace sector is “closer to the beginning than the end” of an upswing in orders, the chief executive of Boeing told CNBC Monday.

  • Boeing Mulls All-New Fuel-Efficient Airplane: Exec Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 3:43 AM ET
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  • Brazilians Take Up Slack in Luxury Yacht Market Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 1:41 AM ET
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    Ferretti, the Italian luxury yacht builder, is turning to the new super rich of Brazil as sales have slumped to its traditional ‘old economy’ customers in the marinas of the Mediterranean, the FT reports.

  • Biofuels No Longer A Flight of Fancy Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 2:35 PM ET
    Soldiers from Task Force Currahee, 4th Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, recover bundles of fuel that were air delivered to Forward Operating Base Waza K'wah in the Paktika province of Afghanistan via a C-17 Globemaster III. The fuel was delivered to help sustain members of Task Force Currahee whose only means of re-supply is through air delivery.

    Expect to see biofuels powering more flights in the coming months, as next-generation “green” fuels get the green light to take off.

  • Defense Market Sales Getting Off The Ground Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 2:29 PM ET
    Paris Air Show 2011 - A CNBC Special Report

    Cash-strapped nations are only now starting to loosen the purse strings on defense spending, and many may still be looking for bargains at the Paris Air Show this year..

  • Emerging Market Players Closing The Gap Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 2:27 PM ET
    A Sichuan Airlines A320 jet inside a hangar at the Airbus Tianjin factory in Tianjin, northern China.

    Known as the BRICs, Brazil, Russia, China and India look to compete  on level ground with traditional  players in the aviation industry.

  • Aircraft Makers Catch A Draft Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 2:26 PM ET
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    Strong travel bookings and surging global sales will translate into 1,040 commercial-plane deliveries worldwide this year and 1,225 next year, after two very lean years.

  • Corporate Aircraft Market Perking Up Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 2:19 PM ET
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    Demand for business jets could be flying high once again, as the economy slowly recovers and emerging global markets enter the fray. While business might not be picking up full throttle just yet, there is “cautious optimism” based on three important industry markers.

  • UK Blocks UPS Sites Over Security Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 10:43 AM ET
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    Shipping company UPS has been barred from moving air cargo through some U.K. facilities because of security deficiencies, the British government said Friday.

  • Paris Air Show: Light Through Europe's Storm Clouds Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 8:52 AM ET
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    Given the doom and despondency across so many parts of the EU economy and with European governments tumbling over themselves to reverse years of living beyond their means, next week's Paris Air Show at Le Bourget should provide something to cheer, writes Howard Wheedon, Senior Strategist at BGC Partners.

  • One-on-One With Teekay Tankers CEO Bruce Chan Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:32 PM ET

    To get a better sense of its future prospects, Cramer chats with this shipping company's top executive.

  • United Continental's Flight Plan Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 4:20 PM ET
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    Discussing global economic fears and sky high oil prices, and its impact on the airline industry, with Jeff Smisek, United Continental Holdings president/CEO.

  • Airports Say They Too Need to Raise Fees Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 1:09 PM ET
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    Representatives of the nation’s airports, who would like to be able to raise the limit on the $4.50 maximum charge that they can impose on each passenger who comes their way. the New York Times reports.

  • Airline Fees Justified? Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 11:43 AM ET
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    Are investors worried about the financial health of the airlines? Insight with Charlie Leocha, Consumer Travel Alliance and Seth Kaplan, Airline Weekly.

  • KKR Looks at Post-Nuclear Future Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 1:47 AM ET
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    The end of Europe's love affair with nuclear energy provides fertile ground for the development of other renewable sources of power, according to the head of European infrastructure at private equity house Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), which has just completed a major deal in the sector.

  • Paris Air Show 2011 - A CNBC Special Report

    The aviation industry is in recovery mode, but a lot depends on  whether positive forecasts for 2011 and 2012 pan out. The Paris Air Show in  late  June will shed some light on that.

  • 2011’s Most Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 10:34 AM ET
    With gasoline around $4 a gallon in most of the U.S., fuel efficiency is a major buzzword for the auto industry. Each year, manufacturers expand their fuel-efficient product lines, giving consumers more options to help save money at the pump without sacrificing vehicle preference. Recently NADAguides, a publisher for vehicle pricing, came out with its annual list of the Most Fuel Efficient Vehicles of 2011. The data is based on combined miles per gallon (MPG) and the average rate of city and hig

    NADAguides, a publisher for vehicle pricing, came out with its annual list of the most fuel-efficient vehicles of 2011. Click ahead for the 2011 model year’s most fuel efficient vehicles.

  • Hot And Cold Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 10:04 AM ET
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    Energy used to be something we took for granted; it is was cheap, accessible and plentiful. Now, energy seems precious, complicated and fractious, a chip in the high-stakes game of geopolitics.

  • Oil-Price Volatility Bedevils Business and Consumers Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 10:00 AM ET
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    The resulting yo-yo effect on fuel prices for the last three years has made it hard for consumers and businesses to loosen their purse strings enough to jump start the lackluster economy.