NEWS Airbus have signed a new A380 deal is good for our region’s manufacturers.
A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the companies which will see Emirates order up to 36 further aircraft – with 20 as a full commitment and an option for 16 further planes to be added. The wings for the planes will be manufactured at Airbus’ Broughton site.
This is very good news for our region and for one of its leading companies.
A further order for the A380 will help ensure its production rates remain steady in the coming months – which, in turn, helps to provide certainty for workers in North East Wales who are employed at Airbus.
Our aerospace sector exports right around the world, but decisions like this really do make a difference right here in North Wales.
Having visited a number of Wrexham businesses in the past year who are involved in the aerospace supply chain, I know that good news for manufacturers like Airbus is good news for the sector across our region.