Tag: Bombardier

Bombardier: ‘Issues to be resolved’ over NI operations sale

Image copyright Reuters A number of issues are still to be resolved before the sale of Bombardier’s Northern Ireland operations can be completed. US firm Spirit AeroSystems agreed to buy the business in October 2019. On Tuesday, Spirit’s chief executive said the firm was talking to Bombardier about “the conditions needed for closure of the deal”. Tom Gentile said he… 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 pandemic: Bombardier cuts 600 jobs in Northern Ireland

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The global aerospace sector is reeling from the impact of coronavirus Bombardier Aerospace is cutting 600 jobs at its Northern Ireland operations. It said the move was in response to “extraordinary industry interruptions and challenges” caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The cuts are on top of the 2,500 redundancies across the Canadian firm’s global operations… Read more →

Bombardier to cut 2,500 jobs worldwide

Image copyright Reuters Bombardier has announced plans to reduce its global workforce by 2,500 people within its aviation division. The manufacturer, one of Northern Ireland’s largest employers, has said the majority of the cuts will be in Canada. The move is in response to “the challenges caused by Covid-19”. The aerospace company said it is reviewing its Northern Ireland operations… Read more →