Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster visited B/E Aerospace (UK) in Co Down to congratulate the firm.
B/E Aerospace in Kilkeel makes seats for the world's biggest airline and is one of the company's main manufacturing sites.
It's estimated that one third of airline seats were made in Kilkeel.
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