Sikorsky to cut 1,400 jobs, citing falling oil production

STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) — Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. says it's cutting 1,400 jobs in the coming year as the helicopter manufacturer faces declining demand for shuttling workers to offshore oil platforms. The Stratford, Connecticut, subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. on Tuesday also cited weak demand for international military products. The reduction in production-related jobs affects facilities...

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Boeing begins assembly of first 737 MAX

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Solar Impulse waits out weather before take-off for Hawaii

TOKYO (AP) — Ultimately when it comes to adventure, however advanced the technology, the weather holds the trump card. A solar-powered plane attempting to circle the globe without a drop of fuel was sitting in Japan on Tuesday waiting out unexpectedly bad weather after making an unplanned landing. Swiss pilot André Borschberg took off from...

Malaysia Air CEO says carrier could break even by 2018

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Major construction at N.Korea rocket site, U.S. institute says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Satellite imagery shows significant new construction at North Korea's main rocket launch site in a sign of leader Kim Jong Un's determination to pursue a space program despite international censure, a U.S. research institute said Thursday. North Korea is barred under U.N. Security Council resolutions from launching rockets as that technology can...

Singapore Airlines investigates jet that lost power in both engines during flight

SINGAPORE  — Singapore Airlines said Wednesday that it is investigating how one of its jets suffered a loss of power in both of its engines over the weekend and descended 13,000 feet (3,962 meters) before regaining altitude en route from Singapore to Shanghai. The Airbus A330-300 was carrying 182 passengers and 12 crew members when...