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Bombardier adding jet sales staff

By John Mulgrew

Bombardier says it is hiring around 200 new staff across its global operations to support the sale of its business jets.

The plane-maker is adding technician posts and expanding its service centres in Europe, the US and in Asia, it was reported - though its Belfast operation is not benefiting.

The new posts come amid fears that hundreds of further job losses are on the cards at its operations in Northern Ireland after it revealed it is cutting another 7,500 staff across the company, slashing around 10% of its workforce.

The Canadian-owned plane maker, which employs around 5,000 people in Belfast, is understood to be cutting one-third of the jobs in the aerospace division. Bombardier builds parts of the C Series and Global 7000 in Belfast.

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