Top brass hold fire over defence spending

Hawks accuse forces chiefs of ‘lack of backbone’ on cuts

Missing flight MH370 challenges industry

Safety questions remain after Malaysia Airlines disappearance

US airlines seek action against Gulf rivals

Alleged subsidies said to violate provisions of open-skies agreements

Cobham eyes improving outlook in 2015

Downturn in US defence cuts prompts upbeat forecast

Rolls-Royce chief’s pay halved

Calls to engine-maker’s whistleblower hotline rise

Raytheon Patriot Missile

Lockheed and Raytheon vie for missile deals

Defence groups compete for German and Polish contracts

Type-26 frigate design

UK defence sector in peril of losing teeth

Projects vulnerable to cuts those most critical to maintaining industry

Malaysia Airlines to pare back flights

Carrier to cut 10% of seat capacity to focus on Asia routes

UK’s ‘march of the makers’ gathers pace

Signs of hope in bid to boost manufacturing and rebalance economy

Britain takes dangerous risk with defence

UK’s credibility with Washington rests on a knife-edge, writes Michael Graydon

Outlook improves for European companies

Deflation a concern while ability to push up prices ‘limited’

Airbus to increase short-haul jet output

Company takes €551m hit on military programme as profit jumps 15%

ULA criticises race for new rocket engine

‘Risks’ over rushed schedule for US alternative to Russian engine

Taxpayers charged for arms company perks

Defence secretary seeks reform of MoD’s troubled procurement arm

Wizz Air shares rise after delayed IPO

Budget airline’s offering benefits from improved market sentiment

Jet engine orders fuel Safran forecasts

French aerospace group predicts revenue and profit growth

Meggitt upbeat on US defence spending

Engineer’s profits slip 22% as military market outlook improves

India $250bn arms spree tempts investors

Modi’s ‘Make in India’ strategy fires up country’s defence groups

Emirates attacks Delta chief’s credibility

Escalation of competition row draws in US terror attacks

MoD moves ahead on key frigate programme

UK to spend £859m on parts — but no decision on size of fleet


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