The sale of aerospace giant Bombardier has been welcomed as “positive” while bringing a change of name to Spirit AeroSystems for one of our most famous companies.
nd the work carried out in Belfast building the wings of Airbus’ A220 jet have been cited by the new owner as a major factor in the deal.
The cash price for assets including Northern Ireland’s biggest manufacturing employer, also known as Shorts, was slashed from $500m to $275m to factor in the collapse in the aviation industry from Covid-19.
East Belfast DUP Gavin Robinson said it was a “very positive day for the local workforce and the future of the A220 planes”.
He said: “I am delighted that the sale has now concluded and Spirit are a very good fit for the local business and everyone will be hopeful for the future.
“This sale will allow Spirit to expand their relationship not