Posted on Friday 25 January 2019 by John Mulgrew
Eight part-Belfast made Bombardier/Airbus passenger jets were delivered at the end of last year – bringing the total number to 32 during 2018.
The A220 aircraft made up a total of 1,618 aircraft delivered last year, according to ADS. That’s an increase of 120 from 2017.
However, the industry is warning of ‘no deal’ Brexit danger to UK rewards from future global growth.
“Global aerospace manufacturers are rising to the challenge of boosting productivity to satisfy strong international demand for modern, fuel-efficient and technologically advanced aircraft,” ADS chief executive Paul Everitt said.
“In recent years UK industry has played a vital role in this success story, helping to spread the prosperity generated by this high-value industry to communities in every part of the country.
“As Brexit draws closer, uncertainty is overshadowing the potential for continuing growth in UK aerospace.”