Belfast Telegraph

47. Thompson Aero Seating

  • Chief executive: Andres Budo
  • Pre-tax profit: £10.7m
  • Employment: 543
  • Pay bill: £23.9m

The company makes business class seats for clients including Aer Lingus, Delta Air Lines, China Eastern and Philippine Airlines.

American Andres Budo has now taken on the role of chief executive.

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Mr Budo joined Thompson Aero in June last year from Airbus, where he had worked in cabin interiors since 2015.

The sale of Thompson Aero Seating to Chinese giant Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) was announced three years ago.

Former chief executive Gary Montgomery has now moved to a new ‘strategic’ role with AVIC Cabin Systems Co, part of AVIC.

Thompson Aero reported a more than doubling of pre-tax profits to over £10m in its latest accounts. Turnover had also doubled from £52m to £105m.

Thompson Aero Seating

51 Seagoe Industrial Estate


BT63 5QE

Tel: 028 3833 4000