Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster has welcomed today’s announcement by Bombardier Aerospace that it has secured a major order with US firm Delta Air Lines, Inc.
The order has a potential value of over $3billion and includes 40 firm CRJ900 NextGen aircraft and options for 30 more for operation by Delta Connection carriers.
Bombardier in Northern Ireland is responsible for the design and manufacture of the centre fuselage, engine nacelles and composite wing components for the CRJ900 NextGen regional jet.
Arlene Foster said: “Today’s announcement signals the continued success of Bombardier which only last week announced its agreement with Vistajet, the largest ever business aircraft order in the company’s history.
“Invest Northern Ireland has been working closely with Bombardier and other aerospace companies to support growth and ensure that the sector remains internationally competitive. As a major employer in Northern Ireland, this significant order will help to sustain jobs and secure Bombardier’s long-term future, in addition to benefiting the local aerospace supply chain.”