“This is a very encouraging development. While we appreciate that there is a need for a series of regulatory approvals before this deal can be finalised, this has the potential to secure the long-term future of Bombardier in Belfast. Bombardier and its associated local supply chain lie at the heart of the manufacturing economy in Northern Ireland.
“We will be discussing this announcement with Bombardier, Unite, and Government and seeking assurances around the full implications locally.
“It is disappointing that this type of measure has to be taken to protect against the impact of punitive tariffs imposed from the United States Department of Commerce, and efforts should continue to challenge this anti-competitive move which has much wider implications for the future of global trade.”