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Former U.S. senator killed in Alaska plane crashupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 14:43:00

Former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens has died in a plane crash near Dillingham, Alaska, a source familiar with ongoing rescue efforts confirms to CNN.

Former NASA chief was a passenger in plane crashupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 11:02:00

Former NASA chief Sean O'Keefe was a passenger on the plane that crashed in Alaska, according to EADS North America, where he is now the chief executive officer. His condition was not known.

Pentagon extends tanker bid deadlineupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 02:57:00

The Pentagon is extending its deadline for bids on a projected $35 billion-plus contract to build the Air Force's new air refueling tanker to allow Europe's Airbus to submit a proposal.

Spacecraft to use 'sails' for more speedupdated: Fri May 15 2009 18:43:00

The humble sail is undergoing a revolution and is set to be thrust into outer-space for use on satellites, rockets and other spacecraft. French Try Plane Technology in Artificial Heartupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 18:15:00

In the race to build a better artificial heart, French scientists have turned to technology from satellites and airplanes to create a heart that they say responds better to the human body Pentagon Holds $35B Tanker Decisionupdated: Wed Sep 10 2008 15:00:00

The Defense Department will push back its decision on a $35 billion tanker contract to the next administration, delaying again the hotly disputed competition between Boeing and Northrop Grumman to replace the Air Force's aging aerial refueling fleet

Pentagon puts hold on tanker contract processupdated: Wed Sep 10 2008 13:55:00

The Pentagon has "terminated" the competition for an Air Force airborne tanker contract for now, leaving the decision for the next presidential administration, a statement from the Defense Department said Wednesday. Charges Filed Against Ex-Airbus Chiefupdated: Wed Jul 02 2008 18:10:00

French judges filed preliminary charges Wednesday against former Airbus CEO Gustav Humbert as part of an investigation into alleged insider trading, a judicial official said US Air Force Rapped Over Contract updated: Wed Jun 18 2008 23:35:00

The GAO rules that a flawed process saw a U.S.-European consortium win a bid to build a new refueling tanker. The response on Capitol Hill was all about home-state jobs Ex-EADS Chief Charged in French Probeupdated: Fri May 30 2008 14:00:00

A former co-CEO of Airbus parent company EADS, Noel Forgeard, was hit with preliminary insider trading charges Friday in an extensive probe into stock sales

Another blow to EADSupdated: Wed Apr 02 2008 04:41:00

French regulators say there is enough proof of insider trading at EADS to prosecute. CNN's Jim Boulden reports.

CNNMoney: Stocks set to rallyupdated: Tue Mar 11 2008 09:10:00

Stocks were poised to rebound strongly from their recent losing streak Tuesday after the Federal Reserve and other central banks announced plans to pump more cash into squeezed credit markets.

Northrop Grumman gets $40B deal to replace Air Force tankersupdated: Sat Mar 01 2008 22:28:00

The U.S. Air Force on Friday announced one of the largest military acquisition programs in U.S. history, saying the service had chosen Northrop Grumman over Boeing to replace its aging air refueling tanker fleet.

$40 billion Air Force tanker deal expected updated: Wed Feb 27 2008 22:04:00

The U.S. Air Force is expected to announce this week a $40 billion contract to replace its aging fleet of air refueling tankers, a process which has been mired in corruption and political wrangling for years.

Rio's defenseupdated: Mon Nov 26 2007 10:47:00

Rio Tinto Chairman Paul Skinner joins CNN to discuss talks of a rival bid for the company.

High altitude whoopee bannedupdated: Thu Nov 08 2007 07:11:00

CNN's Richard Quest looks at Singapore Airlines ban on high altitude whoopee on its new A380 superjumbo jet.

Europe's bold entry into space tourismupdated: Thu Sep 27 2007 16:12:00

Your ride to space may not come from a scrappy startup after all. In June, the Astrium division of the behemoth European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS), after Boeing the largest aerospace company in the world, released its own design for a small tourist spaceship.

Travel Stealsupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 21:39:00

Budget Travel Magazine's David LaHuta has the details on some serious deals for travel around the world.

CNNMoney: British Airways goes on $8B shopping spreeupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 21:39:00

British Airways made its largest aircraft purchase in nearly a decade, dividing the order between rivals Boeing and Airbus, the carrier said Thursday.

CNNMoney: Shakeup seen at Airbus parentupdated: Mon Jul 09 2007 07:07:00

The parent of European aircraft maker Airbus is close to an agreement to streamline its management structure in an effort to respond more quickly to problems at the company, but it also is facing new troubles over engines of is latest model, according to published reports.

Le Bourget: A producer's eye-viewupdated: Wed Jun 20 2007 06:37:00

CNN's Paula Sailes has traveled to Paris to cover the air show at Le Bourget. This is her first time at the world's biggest international aerospace event, and she is writing a blog to give you a first-hand account of life behind the scenes at Le Bourget.

BAE looking to sell Airbus stakeupdated: Fri Apr 07 2006 07:37:00

BAE Systems, Europe's biggest defense company, plans to sell its 20-percent stake in Airbus to European Aeronautic Defence & Space Co, its current partner in the civilian airline group.

Concorde chief faces crash probeupdated: Tue Sep 27 2005 05:42:00

The former head of the Concorde program is reported to have been put under judicial investigation for manslaughter in the case looking into the 2000 crash of the supersonic jet that killed 113 people.

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