ADS has given its reaction to the US Department of Commerce's preliminary ruling imposing a tariff on US imports of Bombardier's C-Series.

ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt said:

“This ruling is extremely disappointing and unsettling for Northern Ireland’s aerospace industry. However, it is a preliminary ruling and there is still a long way to go in this process.

"The UK Government must now work with the Canadian and US Governments to take all appropriate steps in the coming weeks and months to find an amicable resolution to this dispute, which is not in the interests of the global aerospace sector.

“Bombardier is an important part of the UK aerospace industry, and especially in Northern Ireland where it employs thousands of people. The company has high potential for future growth as demand for new aircraft remains high, and the Belfast site works with a supply chain of more than 800 companies in the UK and Ireland.”