Bombardier joy over 24 plane deal
BOMBARDIER are set to sell as many as 24 C Series planes, it emerged yesterday.
Egyptair has signed a letter of intent for 12 firm orders, with an option for a further 12.
The value of the deal would be around £1.7billion if Egyptair buys all 24 planes, though in practice the airline can expect a discount.
The C Series’ wings are made at Bombardier’s East Belfast operation , providing employment for about 1,000 people.
DUP East Belfast MP Gavin Robinson said: “It shows that companies are giving Bombardier a vote of confidence and are willing to do business, given the ingenuity of the workforce here.”
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