Thursday, 26 October 2017

Bombardier cut 280 jobs at its Belfast operations amid Boeing trade row



Bombardier is to cut 280 jobs at its Belfast operations as the company's trade row with US rival Boeing continues to simmer.
 
It comes a week after Airbus had eased jobs fears after agreeing to take a majority stake in Bombardier's C-Series aircraft programme - the focus of the row.


The passenger planes are facing a 220% tariff and further 80% levy as a result of a US state aid ruling - disputed by the company and the UK and Canadian governments.


Canada-based Bombardier makes the wings for the C-Series in Belfast, where it currently employs 4,000 staff.





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