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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Weather warnings are in place as Storm Imogen brings winds of up to 80 miles per hour.
Winds of nearly 80mph have been reported at Avonmouth as Storm Imogen arrives in the west.
After a weekend of heavy rain and high winds, the West Country has been told to brace for another bout of bad weather.