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Airbus considers purchase of Bombardier’s Belfast site

20 May 2019
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Airbus has emerged as the newest potential buyer for Bombardier’s plant in Belfast, Northern Ireland, as new CEO Guillaume Faury expresses interest in acquiring the A220 wing production site.

Bombardier announced in early May that it was seeking to divest its facilities in both Northern Ireland and Morocco, leading to reports that European, American, and Chinese industry were interested in taking over the former site.

According to a report from the UK’s Guardian newspaper, Faury said that this would be an option for Airbus, effectively leading to the manufacturer taking control of the wing production for its A220 airliner, as well as other components for its A320 series.

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