Belfast Telegraph

Bombardier's outlook soars as CSeries jet wows airshow

By Steven Alexander

This is the Belfast-built wing that carries not only the world's latest regional air jet, but the hopes and ambitions of Bombardier Aerospace.

The Canadian company has been showing off the CS100 passenger aircraft at the Farnborough Air Show.

There, it delivered Swiss International Air Lines its first CS100, which will take to the skies on Friday.

The composite wings are built at the former Short Brothers complex in Belfast, bought by Bombardier in 1989.

The CSeries has been hit by delays and the company's financial problems. However, the future is now looking brighter, with at least 127 jets ordered by Air Canada, Delta and airBaltic since April.

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