Aircraft maker Airbus which employs thousands at Broughton in Flintshire has announced a major new deal which will help protect jobs. The company have announced a new order for 100 more A320 family aircraft.
The news was welcomed by the Prime Minister, who visited airbus wing assembly site today in Broughton, North Wales. The Prime Minister joined Group Chief Executive Officer, AirAsia, Tan Sri Dr Tony Fernandes to tour the facility and meet some of the staff who will help build the aircraft. Mr Cameron said the AirAsia aircraft order was a boost for UK manufacturing.
To date, more than 8,800 aircraft have been ordered and over 5,300 delivered to more than 380 customers and operators worldwide.