13 February 2020
East Belfast MP Gavin Robinson has welcomed news that Airbus is set to buy Bombardier’s remaining stake in the A220 programme. The news comes as a new Nigerian airline has ordered 50 of the aircraft.
The DUP MP said, “Today is a very good day for the A220 programme and more widely for the plant in Belfast. The vote of confidence by Airbus in taking their initial stake in the A220 has been rewarded, and even today we see further orders as they take sole control of the programme.
The linkages between Spirit Aerosystems and Airbus present further potential opportunities for the Belfast plant. Some of these have already been pointed to by industry experts, and key to that is the expertise within the Belfast operation and the possibilities for further growth here.
I will continue to offer any support that I can to assist the company and help ensure the kind of positive and settled future everyone wants to see for the Belfast plant.”