New Bombardier jet to wing its way to Belfast
One of Bombardier’s partly Belfast-built CS300 jets will touch down in the city for the first time later this month.
The Canadian aerospace giant is bringing its long-awaited jet — of which the wings are made in Belfast — to the skies of Belfast on June 19, following the Paris Air Show.
It’s the first time the CSeries aircraft will fly in the city.
Bombardier Aerospace is the world’s largest manufacturer of both planes and trains, and employs around 6,000 people in Northern Ireland.
Michael Ryan, vice-president and general manager of Bombardier in Belfast, said that “given our major involvement in the CSeries aircraft programme, in particular in the design and manufacture of the advanced composite wings, we’re delighted the aircraft is coming to Belfast.
“This will be the CSeries aircraft’s first visit to the UK, and it will be a tremendous opportunity for our employees to see at first hand the result of their skills and expertise.”
The new jet will be joined by three others as part of a display at the 51st International Paris Air Show, which kicks off on Monday.
Bombardier’s new CS300 plane undertook its first test flight in February this year.