Today Bombardier announced the sale of its facilities in Northern Ireland, Morocco and the United States to Spirit AeroSystems following the announcement of its plans to divest its aerostructures business in May. 

ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt said:

“The sale of Bombardier’s Northern Ireland facility announced today is welcome news for the highly skilled workforce in Belfast, the successful aerospace sector in Northern Ireland and the whole UK aerospace industry.

“Spirit AeroSystems is one of the largest aerostructures business in the world, and this deal sees them significantly expand their operations in the UK, while also opening up new opportunities for the Belfast facility to grow its business with the US and elsewhere.

“With the future of the operations assured, the exceptional workforce at the Belfast facility will now be able to continue to use their world-class expertise and skills as an integral part of the aerospace industry. We look forward to working closely with Spirit as they continue to grow their UK footprint.”