Deutsche Lufthansa AG said sales of first-class tickets have risen more than 10 percent following a revamp of its premium cabins and efforts to fill seats with paying customers rather than passengers burning air miles.
The biggest U.S. defense contractors, led by Lockheed Martin Corp. and Northrop Grumman Corp., have endured federal budget cuts and a partial government shutdown with little harm so far to their profits.
Bombardier Inc.’s bet on winning a plane order from American Airlines, a deal stalled by antitrust opposition to a merger with US Airways Group Inc., is becoming increasingly crucial for the regional-jet pioneer.
Bombardier Inc. agreed to sell its Flexjet aircraft flight-share unit to a U.S. buyer who will order business jets valued at a minimum of $1.8 billion from the Montreal-based maker of planes and trains.
Delta Air Lines Inc. and AMR Corp.’s American Airlines are waiting on new jets stuck as far afield as Germany with the partial shutdown of the U.S. government stalling deliveries across the global aerospace industry.