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  • 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..

  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

  • United Continental's Flight Plan

    Discussing global economic fears and sky high oil prices, and its impact on the airline industry, with Jeff Smisek, United Continental Holdings president/CEO.

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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?

    Are investors worried about the financial health of the airlines? Insight with Charlie Leocha, Consumer Travel Alliance and Seth Kaplan, Airline Weekly.

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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.

  • 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.

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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.

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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.

  • Celanese’s integrated chemical complex in Nanjing, China.

    With gasoline prices still stubbornly high, a new fuel from an old source could keep America moving more cheaply in the near future.  It's coal-based  ethanol and Celanese is making a big bet on it.

  • Ford C-Max hybrid

    Ford is making a minivan that will become its first U.S. vehicle sold only as a hybrid. The minivan is based on the C-Max, a five-pasenger van already sold in Europe.

  • Trading on the Euro

    Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter weighs in on Europe's growing debt problems, and the Fast Money traders with trades to play today.

  • Can Airlines Heat Up with Summer?

    The airline sector is down 7% in the past month. A look at where the industry is headed, with Jamie Baker, JP Morgan.

  • With OPEC expected to increase production for the first time in years, the "Fast Money" traders reveal how they're trading the news.