Aerospace & Defense

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Emirates Snubs GE, Pratt & Whitney in $9.2 Billion Order

British aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce announced Friday morning that it had won the largest order in the company’s history from Middle East carrier Emirates. The Dubai-based carrier has agreed to ...
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Analyst Cautious on Boeing Free Cash Flow

When Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) reported earnings in January, some analysts were surprised at the huge boost the company reported in its free cash flow (FCF). In the third quarter ...
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Boeing, Air Force Shorten Test Time for New Tanker

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has a contract worth more than $48 billion with the U.S. Air Force to replace 179 50-year-old KC-135 refueling tankers, but signs are starting to appear ...
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American Eagle Jet

Airline Quality Ratings at 5-Year Low

In 2014, the U.S. airline industry posted its worst quality rating score in five years. Of the 12 U.S.-based carriers included in the rankings, the worst were Envoy/American Eagle, Express ...
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How Many $6.6 Billion Orders Will Boeing Take Without the Ex-Im Bank?

At a signing ceremony Friday in Panama City, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) received a firm order for 61 of its new 737 MAX single-aisle jets, which carry a list price ...
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T-38 training jet

Defense Budget Has No Room for Air Force Training Jet

The U.S. Air Force’s T-38 trainer fleet has been in service for about 50 years. Neither of the Air Force’s newest jets, the F-22A and the F35A, is built as ...
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Emirates 777-300ER

Delta Loses Court Battle to Boeing Over Ex-Im Bank

Another skirmish in the war over renewing the charter of the U.S. Export-Import Bank concluded last week when federal district court in Washington, D.C., ruled against a claim by Delta ...
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Cuts to US Defense Spending Should Not Hurt US Contractors — Moody’s

Analysts at Moody’s Investors Service recently published their outlook for the global aerospace and defense industry for the next year to 18 months. The ratings firm’s outlook on the industry ...
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Airbus A320neo

Airbus, Boeing Plan to Make Flying Even More Uncomfortable

Both Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) and rival Airbus have generated thousands of orders for their new single-aisle passenger jets, with projected deliveries of the new Airbus A320neo starting in late ...
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Boeing 777

What Really Matters About Boeing Q1 Deliveries

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) announced on Friday that it had delivered a total of 184 commercial jets in the first quarter of 2015. The total includes 121 737s, 24 777s ...
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United Technologies’ Pratt & Whitney Division Reaches Inflection Point

Aircraft engine maker Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), began a two-day media presentation on Wednesday at which a company executive said that the company ...
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Why Boeing Q1 Numbers May Disappoint

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) is scheduled to report March deliveries later this week, and analysts at Sterne Agee say they now expect the total to be slightly lower than their ...
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Why a Boeing 787-10 Costs $298 Million

On Friday, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) announced that it had finalized an order with All Nippon Airways (ANA) for three of its 787-10 Dreamliners. At a list price of nearly ...
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Boeing 777

Are Sporadic New Plane Orders Becoming a Concern for Boeing?

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) is currently the second best performing stock year-to-date out of the 30 Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks in 2015. The question that investors need to ask ...
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Credit Suisse Shows Top Defense Stock Picks

Defense contractors met with U.S. Department of Defense officials and members of Congress last week at a conference sponsored by Credit Suisse. On Monday morning, the bank’s analysts released a ...
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