Thousands of Belfast jobs safe as Bombardier wins trade dispute with US

Thousands of Belfast jobs safe as Bombardier wins trade dispute with US

Aircraft manufacturer Bombardier has won its case against United States proposals to impose tariffs of 292% on its imports to America in a move which should safeguard thousands of jobs in Belfast.

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) said rival manufacturer Boeing did not suffer injury from Atlanta-based Delta Airlines’ order of Bombardier’s C Series passenger jets.

The C Series wings are produced in Belfast and workers reacted with jubilation to the news.

Bombardier said in a statement: "Today’s decision is a victory for innovation, competition, and the rule of law.

"It is also a victory for US airlines and the US travelling public.

"The C Series is the most innovative and efficient new aircraft in a generation.

"Its development and production represent thousands of jobs in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom."

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