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Belfast plane maker Bombardier sold to US firm

Plane maker Bombardier’s Northern Ireland operation has been sold to a US company.

Bombardier employs more than 3,500 workers at its East Belfast site.

Kansas based Spirit AeroSystems has bought the business.

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It supplies Boeing and Airbus manufacturers.

Bombardier makes the wings for the Airbus A220.

Michael Ryan at Bombardier Aviation, said:

“Through this agreement with Bombardier, we are delighted that Spirit, a global, tier-one aero structure manufacturer and supplier, has recognised our unique offering and growth potential.

“We look forward to an exciting future ahead.”

 

 

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