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Archive Transportation: Leisure

  • Airplane

    The decade-long battle between Boeing and European arch-rival EADS for a $35 billion refueling airplane contract from the Pentagon ended in defeat for Airbus owner EADS earlier this year – but Chief Executive Louis Gallois insists that the bidding process improved its relationships with the U.S. military.

  • Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental

    The perennial war of words between Boeing and Airbus heated up with both sides accusing the other of delivery delays as the crowds gathered for the opening day of the Dubai Airshow on Sunday.

  • Boeing 777 Freighter

    The bumper order Emirates placed for Boeing 777s at the start of the Dubai Airshow was made in anticipation of strong growth in emerging market demand, Tim Clark, president of the airline, told CNBC Monday.

  • Boeing's Commercial Aircraft Strategy

    James Albaugh, the CEO of Boeing Commercial says rising oil prices are a double-edged sword for the planemaker. He also discusses production of the new 787.

  • Dubai Airshow

    Boeing, and its arch rival Airbus, have in recent years witnessed something of a boom in airplane orders despite the US and Europe battling against financial crisis and economic slowdown.

  • Boeing's Dreamliner 787.

    As the eternal battle to secure aircraft orders continues, Boeing’s newest product, the 787 Dreamliner, landed in the United Arab Emirates for the 2011 round of the Dubai Airshow. It is the first time the plane is shown to the Middle East public with a readied mockup interior.

  • Infrastructure: Private Sector Solution?

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera takes a look at the state of our nation's crumbling infrastructure, and whether there's a role for private sector investment.

  • Whether luxury business jets or commercial airliners, some planes have a special place in aviation history. To mark the 2011 Dubai Air Show, we've picked 12 aircraft whose design and construction make them key players in almost a century of innovation. Click ahead to see an early runway success, modern flyers that have gained worldwide recognition and new models likely to make their mark in the years and decades ahead, as well as their production history.

    To mark the 2011 Dubai Air Show, we've picked 12 aircraft whose design and construction make them key players in almost a century of innovation.

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    Everyone has experienced it, and no one enjoys it: the airport delay. But there are some airports where you might decide that a longer-than-expected layover is not such a bad thing.

  • Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental

    On one hand the idea of another record year for aerospace manufacturing hardly makes sense, and yet on the other, air travel remains an industry that is still expanding.

  • Airplane Takeoff

    While other industries remain mired in red ink amid the global recession, Boeing and Airbus, the two largest aircraft manufacturers, are entering a period of unprecedented growth.

  • Incheon International Airport

    Despite being profitable in 2011, the airline industry is bracing for turbulence in 2012. The combination of major tax increases and fuel prices that are widely expected to rise means there could be rougher skies ahead for the carriers. Passengers, as well, will likely face fewer frills, fewer route options and notably higher prices.

  • Chevy Volt

    Federal officials are examining the safety of electric car batteries after a Chevy Volt's lithium-ion battery caught fire.

  • GM CFO on Q3 Earnings

    Discussing the automaker's revenue growth and profitability, with Daniel Ammann, General Motors CFO, who also weighs in on the company's growth challenges due to macroeconomic environmental conditions in Europe, for example.

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    So far this year, Alaska Air Group is the only major airline to show a share price gain for the full year. Through Wednesday's close, Alaska shares were up 13 percent year-to-date.

  • Ryder System's earnings were driven by "positive momentum" in commercial freight shipments and an increasing need for the company's rental trucks, CEO Gregory Swienton told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Motor Trend SUV of the Year:

    Unveiling this year's SUV winner and the ten finalists, with Angus Mackenzie, Motor Trend Magazine editor-in-chief and CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • High-Speed Rail to Nowhere

    Billions of tax dollars are being spent on a high-speed railway in California that supporters say will bring thousands of jobs, but some are calling it a boondoggle. KNTV's Scott Budman has the details.

  • Ford & UAW Deal & Delorean's Electric Future

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the details behind the deal with UAW contract with Ford and Delorean's electric ride.

  • As railroads go, so goes the economy, and CSX's results show the U.S. economy may be improving, Chief Executive Michael Ward told CNBC Wednesday.