Broughton plant will share £100m Airbus investment

The firm has announced investment of £100m at the Broughton and Filton plants as part of a deal with the UK and Welsh Governments. £48m will go towards research and development at the Flintshire site.

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Airbus pledges £100m investment at Broughton and Filton

Aerospace company Airbus has announced investment of £100m as part of a deal with the UK and Welsh Governments.

The deal will see £48m invested at the Broughton plant in Flintshire, which will develop "new systems and technologies" for building aircraft wings.

Workers at the Broughton site Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire/

Announcing the funding at the Trade and Investment Summit in Newport, Prime Minister David Cameron said: “Aerospace is a real cornerstone of British business, supporting over 100,000 jobs across the UK and is worth over £27bn to our economy every year."

First Minister Carwyn Jones has also announced an £8.1 million funding package for training at Airbus at Broughton.

The site employs 6,000 people.

£8.1 million for training at Airbus

Broughton makes wings for all airbus aircraft. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire/PA Images

First Minister Carwyn Jones will today announce an £8.1 million funding package for training at Airbus at Broughton, in Flintshire, which employs 6,000 people.

It will enable the workforce to exploit new technology at the site.

The announcement will be made at Wales' UK Investment Summit at the Celtic Manor Resort near Newport.

This funding will help safeguard jobs at Broughton and ensure we remain at the cutting edge of new technology and innovation in a fiercely competitive global market.

Airbus makes a major contribution to the Welsh economy and employs 6,000 people in North Wales in a world class, highly advanced manufacturing facility responsible for assembling more than 900 Airbus aircraft wings a year.

– First Minister Carwyn Jones

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