Tag: aerospace

Coronavirus: Bad week for aerospace, glimmers of hope for aviation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some NI workforces are facing the full blast of a pandemic-induced slowdown in aerospace. If you’ve ever had the privilege of taking a business class flight there’s a good chance that your comfy, reclining seat was made in NI. The region is an important cluster for producing aircraft interiors. The giant United States manufacturer… Read more →

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Collins Aerospace announces 235 job cuts amid Covid-19 downturn

Image copyright Google A County Down aerospace company has announced it is cutting 235 jobs, almost a quarter of its workforce. Collins Aerospace is an aircraft seat manufacturing plant in Kilkeel that employs over 948 people. In a statement, the company said the planned redundancies were due to Covid-19’s “impact on demand for aerospace production”. SDLP South Down MLA Sinead… Read more →

Bombardier: The future of aerospace in Northern Ireland

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Bombardier has announced 600 job losses at its Northern Ireland operations Three weeks ago a fire broke out at Bombardier’s main factory in Belfast. It was quickly brought under control with no injuries and little damage. But an aircraft factory going up in flames feels like a metaphor for an entire industry. Last week, Bombardier… Read more →

Coronavirus: Welsh aerospace sector ‘may never recover’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Wales’ single largest aerospace employer Airbus has furloughed half its Welsh workforce Up to 8,000 jobs could go in the aerospace sector in Wales following the coronavirus pandemic, MPs have heard. John Whalley, from Aerospace Wales, the body representing the industry, warned the sector “may never recover to the levels we had”. His comments came… Read more →