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More Orders at Airbus

Airbus have secured two big orders for new aircrafts this week – good news for the Filton workforce.

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Philippine Airlines places major order for Airbus aircraft

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

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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