Estonia calls for Patriot air defences

Nato members vulnerable to lightning strike, says defence chief

Qinetiq profit hit by tough defence market

Military equipment adviser reports lower earnings but more orders

US Pacific hawk urges sharp eye on China

Admiral Harry Harris pushes for tough stance in South China Sea

International push boosts Babcock profits

Defence outsourcer highlights benefits of Avincis helicopter deal

EgyptAir: What is known about the crash

Terrorism speculation lingers despite no evidence or claim of responsibility

Aerion’s AS2 supersonic jet

Private jets ride out turbulence

Demand has stalled for now, but new technology and supersonic projects could drive growth

TriFan 600 concept

Buzz around next-level business jets lures investors

Entrepreneurs seek novel ways to finance blue-sky projects

Bombardier charts a return to profitability

The aircraft maker looks set for recovery after winning new orders and investment

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New stretched jets bring more cabin comfort

As well as making planes go faster and further, leading jet makers are working to enhance the in-flight experience

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How aircraft makers are catering for military uses

World defence ministries’ demand for business jets has surged with changes in modern warfare

VietJet signs $11bn Boeing order

Budget airline to buy 100 aircraft as it targets expanding domestic and regional markets

Data suggest fire onboard EgyptAir flight

Seven warning messages sent in the minutes before A320 went down

Week in Review, May 21

Buffett bet on Apple; VW, oil merger and Rolls-Royce also in the news

Bribe probe highlights Rolls’ challenge

Technological brilliance has fostered managerial mediocrity

Rolls-Royce faces Nigeria corruption probe

UK investigators examine whether engineering company was involved in paying bribes

Airbus and Boeing contend with headwinds

Groups face increased risk of airlines delaying jet deliveries

Counting the cost of Japan’s next big quake

A huge earthquake in the country’s industrial heartland is seen as inevitable

First commercial jetpack eyes lift-off

Martin Jetpack looks to turn science fiction into reality

Vision 2030: Five key Saudi reforms

Technocrats charged with reducing kingdom’s reliance on oil

PwC to deploy drone army

Firm to commercialise drone usage in sectors from construction to insurance

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