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Bombardier has delivered two of its CSeries passenger jets to eastern European airline Air Baltic

Bombardier has delivered two of its CSeries passenger jets to eastern European airline Air Baltic

Bombardier has delivered two of its CSeries passenger jets to eastern European airline Air Baltic

The delivery of two Bombardier CSeries passenger jets to eastern European airline Air Baltic in June has contributed to strong UK aerospace output.

Trade body ADS said seven CSeries jets - the wings of which are made in Belfast - had been delivered in the first half of the year.

And the work of the entirety of the UK's aerospace sector saw 665 aircraft delivered to customers - 10 below 2016's record-setting production pace.

ADS said aircraft and engine order books for the UK industry were also at record highs. The backlog of global orders had risen to a new record of 13,589.

Chief executive Paul Everitt said: "The aerospace industry is experiencing sustained growth, both in the UK and around the world."

Belfast Telegraph


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