Belfast Telegraph

Bombardier hands over first CS300 aircraft

By John Mulgrew

Bombardier has delivered its first CS300 aircraft - the jets are part-made in Belfast - to Air Baltic.

The Canadian-owned aerospace giant unveiled its first delivery of its largest passenger jet in Quebec yesterday.

Air Baltic, a low-cost Latvian airline, has ordered 20 of the planes. The wings and part of the fuselage of the CS300 and smaller CS100 jets are produced in Northern Ireland.

This summer it delivered its first CS100 jet to Swiss Air.

Earlier this year, Bombardier received a $1bn (£810m) bailout to help support its CSeries jet programme.

Meanwhile, the company is shedding around 1,080 jobs across its Northern Ireland operations this year.

Belfast Telegraph