Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 September 2014

Bombardier deal for Belfast aircraft parts 'still intact'

Bombardier Aerospace
Bombardier Aerospace

An order for 40 aircraft parts made in Belfast "remains intact" despite the buyer announcing a change in its airline strategy.

A spokesperson for Bombardier in the city, where the wings of the new CSeries aircraft are being built, spoke after US-based Republic Airways said that the aircraft are no longer a top priority as it shelves plans to compete with major names by flying full-size jetliners.

The company ordered the C300 models in a £1.77bn deal in 2010.

While Republic told investors it hasn't decided to cancel the order, it has deferred making a decision as it focuses on profitability since selling low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines last December.

Republic boss Bryan Bedford said that there was "no place to operate the CSeries" in its revised business model.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Comment

More

Company Profiles

More

Help & Advice

More

People on the move

More