Today Bombardier announced that it will pursue the divestiture of its aerostructures businesses in Belfast and Morocco.
Commenting on the announcement, ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt said:
“Bombardier’s Belfast business has a tremendous workforce and capabilities that are an important part of a successful aerospace sector in Northern Ireland and the wider UK. It plays a critical role in supplying components for major aircraft models, including wings for Airbus’s technologically advanced A220 and structures for the successful A320neo.
“The announcement made today will be unsettling for the workforce in the short-term and it will be important for Government, industry and the trades unions to work together to help secure the long-term ownership of the business.
“The skills, experience and capability in the Belfast operation means there is every reason to be confident of a positive long-term future for the business and its supply chain in Northern Ireland.”