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  1. September 12, 2011

    US: Bye, big spender, as budget is scaled back

    Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, defence companies have feasted on a surge of spending by the US military....

  2. July 26, 2011

    The rise of the machines

    Not many entrepreneurs can claim their businesses were saved by a risqué comedian appearing in his underpants on national...

  1. June 19, 2011

    Spare parts: Where old aircraft go for a course in recycling

    At AJ Walter Aviation’s new engine division just north of Cardiff, Wales, Steve Williams, director of technical purchasing,...

  2. February 26, 2011

    Buffett on lookout for acquisitions

    If investors were hoping that Warren Buffett would finally lay out a clear succession strategy in his annual letter to...

  3. October 19, 2010

    WiFi: The office in the sky is nearly on board and online

    For years, the aviation industry talked of the “office in the sky”, where laptops and BlackBerry smartphones – tied together...

  4. July 19, 2010

    Tankers: Battle for US contract enters final phase

    Take the train, turn on the TV or tune in the radio in Washington DC these days and the chances are you will come across ads...

  5. July 19, 2010

    Navy: Raising hopes for helicopters

    Building a fleet of helicopters for the express use of the US president is a prestigious and potentially lucrative endeavour...

  6. July 19, 2010

    F-35: Fighter maker on defensive

    Every week scores of people, including politicians, government officials and schoolchildren, are ushered into Lockheed...

  7. July 19, 2010

    Fighter jets: Cuts and bureaucracy stall fleet replacement

    When it comes to fighter jets, the F-35, developed for the US and its eight partners in the programme, is the largest show...

  8. July 2, 2010

    Emerson to pay £1bn for Chloride

    Emerson Electric is likely to cut more costs at Chloride than originally planned and aggressively expand the business as it...

  9. June 14, 2010

    FedEx watched for wider signals

    With Europe in the grip of a sovereign debt crisis and fears increasing that contagion might drag the global economy back...

  10. June 9, 2010

    Anger proliferates on web

    For the past decade BP has often said its initials stand for "beyond petroleum", the slogan coined by Ogilvy & Mather as...

  11. June 7, 2010

    US deals with the politics of recovery

    Akiachak and Duzinkie, two tiny native villages in remote parts of south-western Alaska, are unlikely subjects for a tussle...

  12. May 20, 2010

    Honeywell eyes Sperian purchase

    Honeywell, the aerospace and defence group, has offered to buy a French maker of protective goggles and industrial...

  13. May 11, 2010

    US rule change aids air unions

    US labour officials have approved a key rule change that could make it easier for workers to form unions at airlines and...

  14. May 6, 2010

    Security lapses reflect old tensions

    The security lapses that allowed the suspect in the Times Square bomb plot to successfully board a flight to Dubai point to...

  15. May 4, 2010

    Jet prices: Market split overshadows optimism

    Order cancellations and hundred-million dollar revenue falls are never good news. But for Cessna and the business jet...

  16. May 4, 2010

    Jet prices: Market split overshadows optimism

    Order cancellations and hundred-million dollar revenue falls are never good news. But for Cessna and the business jet...

  17. May 3, 2010

    'All-in wager' looks like a winner

    A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train decked in an eye-catching orange and black livery snaked round the parking lot at the...

  18. April 24, 2010

    Honeywell results beat estimates

    Honeywell, the industrial conglomerate, beat first quarter earnings estimates and increased its full year guidance thanks to...

  19. April 22, 2010

    Carlyle to invest in aviation assets

    The Carlyle Group intends to invest $600m in a joint venture that will buy commercial aviation assets around the world in...

  20. April 20, 2010

    Lockheed in US helicopter bid

    Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky will bid together for a controversial multibillion-dollar programme to build a new helicopter...

  21. April 13, 2010

    Alcoa results beat forecasts

    Alcoa, the US's biggest aluminium producer, set a positive tone for the first-quarter earnings season in the US yesterday,...

  22. March 10, 2010

    Britain leads charge into hunting grounds of US defence market

    The US, the world's largest defence market, has long been an attractive hunting ground for Europe's defence companies, write...

  23. February 26, 2010

    Bombardier wins $3bn order

    Bombardier has secured a $3.1bn order for its C-Series aircraft from Republic Airways, giving a much-needed boost to the...

  24. February 10, 2010

    Delta deal up in the air

    Delta Air Lines and US Airways could walk away from an innovative deal to swap airport slots after US aviation authorities...

  25. February 6, 2010

    Bombardier in outlook warning

    Bombardier, the Canadian aircraft and train maker, yesterday warned that the market outlook remained uncertain and said...

  26. February 3, 2010

    UPS optimistic despite profit fall

    UPS, the logistics company, reported another drop in quarterly profits yesterday, in line with expectations, while...

  27. January 21, 2010

    AMR cautious over earnings

    AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines, set a cautious tone for fourth quarter earnings in the sector,...

  28. December 8, 2009

    Fears over industry placements

    The Ministry of Defence has responded to criticism of a lack of commercial acumen by boosting its use of industry...

  29. November 23, 2009

    Qinetiq chief faces tough baptism

    Leo Quinn, the new chief executive of Qinetiq , has plenty on his plate as the defence research group prepares to announce...

  30. November 20, 2009

    Talks to continue on Airbus A400M shine to

    Talks in Berlin to rescue the A400M military transport aircraft ended yesterday with the partner nations agreeing to...

  31. November 16, 2009

    Delays add to pressure on leaders

    In June 1944, as the invasion of Normandy was under way, the Boeing aircraft plant in Seattle was turning out 16 B-17...

  32. November 16, 2009

    Tanker contest: US Air Force refuelling fight still up in the air

    When the contest to select a replacement for the US Air Force’s aging fleet of air refuelling tankers was launched for the...

  33. November 9, 2009

    Strict secrecy regulations put spirit of collaboration to the test

    At regular intervals during the day, workers at BAE's major units assembly facility for the F-35 fighter jet pause to look...

  34. November 3, 2009

    Clear the air

    If the effects of climate change are to be restrained, the aviation industry will have to play a significant role. Currently...

  35. October 29, 2009

    UK apologises for Nimrod crash

    The UK's defence ministry was forced yesterday to apologise for an air crash in which 14 British servicemen were killed...

  36. October 15, 2009

    Defending her lead

    Sales of armoured vehicles may be slowing at defence contractor BAE Systems, but the spotlight is on Linda Hudson, president...

  37. October 12, 2009

    SFO adds 30 staff to BAE probe

    The Serious Fraud Office has added 30 staff to its BAE Systems investigation team as it seeks the attorney-general's consent...

  38. September 18, 2009

    Airbus talks of rise in demand

    Airbus sketched out a brighter long-term future for the aviation industry yesterday, in spite of the current downturn and...

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