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US rebound drives profits at GKN

The car and aircraft parts maker GKN has posted a record profit as a rebound in the US vehicle market outweighed a slowdown in Europe.

Israel's Defence Ministry tests anti-missile system

Israel's Defence Ministry said a joint exercise with US forces has successfully tested the Arrow anti-missile system for the first time.

ANA discovers Dreamliner wiring problem

Japan's Transport Ministry said that an investigation into the overheating of a lithium ion battery in an All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787 discovered it had been improperly wired.

Heathrow chief backs soaring charges as it moves into the black

The boss of Heathrow today staunchly defended the airport’s planned hike in landing and take-off charges that will see passenger fares rise, saying they provided a “crucial return for shareholders”.

Tony Hadley started his career in Spandau Ballet

Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley to take flight to sing 'I'll Fly For You' at 43,000ft

Eighties chart stars including Tony Hadley and Kim Wilde are to try to set a new world record for the world's highest gig.

Airbus switches battery after Boeing's troubles

It has already cost Airbus some £10bn to develop the A350

Airbus ditches lithium battery after Boeing’s Dreamliner fiasco

Airbus today said it had changed its mind about using lithium batteries in its new A350 plane, after rival Boeing was forced to ground its Dreamliner 787 jet over problems with the technology.

Delays with Dreamliners deepen nightmare for Boeing

Boeing faced with vast bill as 787 arrivals are delayed

Boeing faces vast bill over Dreamliner delivery delay

Boeing’s Dreamliner nightmare deepened today when the planemaker told one of its biggest European customers it could miss deliveries of its flagship new jet piling tens of millions of dollars onto compensation claims as customers rent alternative jets.

New blow for Boeing as airlines seek compensation over Dreamliner

Boeing’s nightmare over its new Dreamliner jet grew today as airlines began clamouring for compensation that is likely to hit millions of dollars.

Jet problems fail to stall Boeing

Boeing has attempted to put on a brave front, despite the dark cloud hanging over its new 787 Dreamliner, as it posted better-than-expected earnings and told investors it did not anticipate any significant financial impact from the grounding of the jets.

Meggitt shares fall on link with Boeing 787 battery

The latest developments in safety authorities' investigation into Boeing's troubled flagship Dreamliner jet have enveloped a British manufacturing firm which makes electrocomponents used in the 787's battery.

Dramatic exit: the
Dreamliner after
evacuation

Simon Calder: Dreamliner - don't fret about the jet, yet

The man who pays his way

Dreamliner fault tests focus on damaged battery

Engineers and aviation officials from the US and Japan are to subject a damaged lithium-ion battery from an All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787 jet to detailed tests.

Editorial: A reality check for aviation

The grounding of the entire fleet of Boeing 787s – the flagship Dreamliner – is a move that the world's leading airline manufacturer had little choice over given the defects in it that have come to light. The flying public needed that reassurance, and for Boeing it was an inevitable first step in re-building a reputation that has undoubtedly been badly damaged.

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