Aerospace & Defense

Airbus A400M

Airbus Writes Down $2.3 Billion on Military Tanker/Transport

In mid-January Airbus reported its 2016 orders and deliveries, but the company's financial results were not delivered until Wednesday morning. Last year the company delivered a record 688 commercial jets ...
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Will 74 New Airports in China Help Boeing?

As part of the People's Republic of China's recently adopted five-year plan (the 13th since the revolution), the government plans to complete construction on 30 new airports and add another ...
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Global Arms Trade Hits Highest Level Since Cold War

The global arms race is on again, based on a measure of arms trade over the past five years, compared to any similarly measured period since the Cold War. The ...
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Boeing 737-MAX

Will India’s 43 New Airports Help Boeing?

Demand for air travel rose 23% last year in India, more than double demand growth in China. The growth resulted from more routes and more flights. The latter is expected to ...
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Delta Air Lines jet

New York To LA On Delta Flight Offers 168 Free Meals

Delta (NYSE: DAL) has gone back to the age when it offered free meals on long flights, for everyone. On a typical flight from JFK outside New York City to ...
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F-35B

Does Lockheed Martin Profit More From War Than Any Other Company?

Senator John McCain, chair of the Armed Services Committee, recently proposed that the defense budget rise to $640 billion, a huge jump from previous years. The committee suggested that spending ...
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Are Airlines at Odds With Trump, Boeing?

In a meeting last Thursday between President Trump and executives of several U.S. airlines, the headline outcome was Trump's proposal to fix a "totally out of whack" revamping of the ...
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Boeing 777-9X

The Overlooked Gems in Boeing’s 2016 Annual Report

On Thursday, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) filed its 2016 Form 10-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The SEC form is pretty plain-looking, compared with what the printed ...
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10 Overlooked Risks in Boeing’s 2016 Annual Report

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) filed its 2016 Form 10-K annual report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday. Like nearly all required filings for every company, the ...
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M-346 Jet Trainer

Leonardo Back in the Running with Boeing, Lockheed for Air Force Training Jet

After parting company with two erstwhile U.S. partners, Italy's Leonardo has finally found a U.S.-based partner that can't refuse. The company's U.S. subsidiary, DRS Technologies, will be the prime contractor on ...
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How Much Does a Boeing 787-10 Cost?

In an announcement released early Thursday morning, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) said that Singapore Airlines has committed to purchasing 20 777-9s and 19 787-10 Dreamliners in addition to the airline's ...
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Boeing, Lockheed: Mano a Mano for Air Force T-X Contract?

Just last week one of five potential bidders dropped out of the race for a $16 billion U.S. Air Force contract to supply 350 new T-X training jets. On Wednesday, another ...
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Lockheed T-50

Boeing, Lockheed May Duel Alone for Air Force Training Jet

The competitive bidding for a $16 billion contract to supply the U.S. Air Force with a new training jet may be winnowed from its current number of potential bidders. Aviation ...
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Trump and Boeing, Brexit and UK Airlines: Damage Report

President Donald Trump's first week in office was certainly eventful. The way the week ended, with thousands of Americans protesting Trump's executive order on immigration and travel, was probably not ...
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Boeing Is DJIA’s Best Performing Stock in 2017

When Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) reported fourth-quarter and full-year results on Wednesday, the company particularly noted that it had met its cash flow projections for 2016 and that quarterly revenues ...
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