Philippine Airlines has placed an order to the value of seven billion US dollars with Airbus. Although the order won’t create any new manufacturing jobs in Filton, the contract – for 50 new aircraft – will help support the workforce.
The aircraft are being purchased under a major fleet modernisation programme at the airline, with deliveries starting in 2013. Workers in Filton design and test the wings, fuel systems and landing gear for the craft.
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Thousands of people cheered the sunrise at Stonehenge on Thursday morning to celebrate the summer solstice.
Not as warm as the last few days but sunny spells around the West.
Sunny spells today, temperatures not as high as earlier in the week but feeling pleasant and less humid.