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The Economy Minister, Edwina Hart AM, has welcomed the news that AirAsia has made an order with Airbus for 25 more A330-300s. The wings will be made at Airbus' Broughton plant in North Wales, which employs 6,000 people.
AirAsia has ordered 25 additional A330-300s Airbus aircrafts, providing a major boost to Wales' aerospace industry.
The Airbus contract with AirAsia announced in Paris today is the largest A330 order received by Airbus in a single purchase agreement.
The wings will be made at Airbus' Broughton plant in North Wales, which employs 6,000 people.
Secretary of State for Wales, David Jones MP, said the order "further cements" the crucial role Wales plays in the aerospace industry.
Mr Jones said: "These deals play a significant part in boosting the Welsh economy and are a real validation of the skills, talents and capabilities of our workforce here in Wales."