Airbus: hundreds of jobs safeguarded

Airbus A319 aircraft at Filton Airport, Bristol Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Hundreds of jobs have been safeguarded in Bristol after plane manufacturer Airbus has landed another multi-million pound contract.

The firm has signed a deal with China worth an estimated two billion pounds. It employs 4,000 staff at its factory in Filton where wings,fuel systems and landing gear are designed and tested

Earlier this week it announced a similar deal worth £5billion with Philippine Airlines.

Listen to the reaction from Airbbus earlier this week:

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