Belfast aerospace firm Shorts will create 1,200 new jobs over the next two years following a £100m expansion of its manufacturing operations.
The expansion follows an increase in the production rate on components of the CRJ 100 and 200 regional jets, already produced in Belfast for Shorts’ parent company Bombardier.
Extra work will also be done in Belfast on Bombardier’s Canadair Regional Jet airliner, Challenger 604 intercontinental business jet and Global Express long-range business jet.
Bombardier president Michael Graff said. `Facilities in Northern Ireland are world-class, and our employees here are helping our company compete successfully in a very demanding global marketplace.’
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