Defence giant BAE Systems has won a £2.5 billion deal to sell 20 aircraft to Oman, helping to sustain thousands of jobs in the UK including their site at Brough in East Yorkshire.
The contract for 12 Typhoon and eight Hawk aircraft was welcomed by Prime Minister David Cameron, who will visit the Middle Eastern state today.
BAE said it is an important export contract and supports its strategy to grow international markets and export business.
The aircraft will be built in the UK and will help to sustain 6,000 high technology and engineering jobs across sites in in Brough and Warton and Samlesbury in Lancashire.
Aircraft manufacture will begin in 2014 with delivery expected in 2017.
Over 120 workers are to lose their jobs at Brough's troubled BAE Systems plant.
Workers at the aerospace company have already been informed and the redundancies will be phased over the first six months of 2013 and will bring numbers to the level the company feels is adequate to carry out the remaining work.
A pet cat has died after being shot in Brough.
The owner of the animal reported her cat going missing and when it returned she took it to the vet as it looked unwell.
An x-ray showed it had been shot in the leg and had to be put to sleep. It is thought the injury may have been caused intentionally.
We caught up with Torchbearer Nigel Richardson as he carries the Olympic flame through Brough.
People have turned out in Brough to spot the Torch as it travels from Hull to York today.
Ian Waddell, Unite National Officer for Aerospace, commenting on the contract from Saudi Arabia for Hawk jets to be built at BAE in Brough, said:
Union bosses have told Calendar 218 jobs have been saved at BAE Systems in Brough, in East Yorkshire.
The jobs are ones which would otherwise have been contracted out.