East Belfast MLA, Michael Copeland has welcomed news that Bombardier has secured the biggest contract it in its history. The contract, worth around £4.8bn, will see the company manufacture 142 global business jets.
Mr Copeland said:
“This is fantastic news both for Bombardier and for the local economy. This contract is sure to sustain jobs in Northern Ireland and will have an equally good knock on effect for the companies in the supply chain who are also set to benefit.
Indeed just last week I visited Bombardier along with my Party colleague, Sandra Overend MLA and we were shown around what is an extremely impressive operation.
The highly skilled workforce at Bombardier have put Northern Ireland on the map as one of the go to places for quality manufacturing."