Vistajet boost for Bombardier good news for Northern Ireland

Nov 27, 2012

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster, has welcomed news that VistaJet has placed an order for up to 142 of Bombardier’s Global business jets.

Bombardier in Belfast is responsible for the design and manufacture of a range of parts for the Global aircraft family, including the forward fuselages, engine nacelles, horizontal stabilisers and other components.

The Minister said: "Bombardier in Northern Ireland plays a major role in the business jet sector, and this multi-million pound contract is a welcome boost for their workforce here. It reflects a confidence in the company and in its staff in Northern Ireland.

“Bombardier has had a presence in Belfast since 1989 and as our largest private sector employer they are pivotal to the local economy. This order, the largest ever business aircraft order in Bombardier’s history, will help to sustain jobs and secure its long-term future, in addition to benefiting the local aerospace supply chain.

“Invest Northern Ireland continue to work closely with Bombardier to maximise the wider economic impact of its aircraft programmes here. I wish the company continued success and welcome the contribution their investments are making to Northern Ireland’s prosperity.”

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