Lyttle welcomes Bombardier China order

East Belfast Alliance MLA Chris Lyttle has welcomed news that Bombardier Aerospace has secured two new orders, saying the announcement is a welcome boost for the local economy.

The company has confirmed an order for six CRJ900 NextGen regional jets from China Express, at an estimated $260 dollar, along with an unidentified order for five CS100 and 10 CS300 jetliners.

Chris Lyttle MLA said: “This is excellent news for Bombardier, East Belfast and Northern Ireland.

“This news proves that despite the challenging economic situation, we have the world class skills and potential to grow our businesses on a global scale. Bombardier is central to economic growth in Northern Ireland and I expect the company to go from strength to strength in the future.”

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