Bombardier site at Belfast City Airport
Engineering & Leasing

600 jobs to go at Bombardier’s Belfast site

Canadian aerospace company Bombardier is to shed up to 600 jobs at its Belfast, Northern Ireland site. The job cuts are part of a wider plan by Bombardier to cut 2,500 jobs worldwide. The site in Belfast, which sits next to Belfast City Airport, is one of the largest manufacturing [read more]

Flybe Bombardier Dash8-Q400
Engineering & Leasing

Bombardier to cut 5000 jobs

Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier is to 5000 jobs across its global business over the next year and a half. Some 3000 of those jobs will go at its facilities in Canada while the remaining 2000 will go other sites across the company including some at its aircraft facility [read more]

Solvay manufacturing, Wrexham
Engineering & Leasing

Aircraft materials firm creates 50 jobs in North Wales

Belgian aircraft materials manufacturer Solvay has said it plans to create up to 50 jobs in North Wales as it expands its adhesives, surfacing films and lightning strike protection operations. The state-of-the-art facility in Wrexham will manufacture aerospace structural adhesives and surfacing films at the new site which was inaugurated on the [read more]

Airbus A220-300 (Image: The Aviation Media Co.)
Civil Aviation

Airbus renames C-Series to A220

Airbus has renamed the C-Series 100 and 300 to the A220-100 and A220-300 respectively following it taking control of Bombardier. In a ceremony in Toulouse today, Airbus officially welcomed the two newest members of its family of A series Commercial aircraft and the first not carry the traditional 3 designations. Airbus [read more]

Airbus and Bombardier (Image: Airbus)
Civil Aviation

Airbus C-Series deal comes into effect

The deal which sees Airbus take a majority stake in the company set up to produce Bombardier C-Series jets came into effect yesterday. The Company, C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership is now owned by Airbus 50.01%, Bombardier 34% and Investissement Québec 16%. Airbus SAS, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Airbus [read more]

Bombardier beats Boeing in US Courts
Civil Aviation

Bombardier beats Boeing in US Courts

The  U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled against aerospace giant Boeing in a trade case it brought against Candian plane-maker Bombardier The unanimous ruling by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) means Bombardier is free to sell its C-Series jets to Delta Airlines without tariffs being imposed. The US Trade Commission attempted [read more]