Bombardier plans major expansion for Belfast factory

Bombardier plans major expansion for Belfast factory

Proposed extension would increase Belfast facility size by around 60 per cent

Bombardier plans major expansion for Belfast factory

Bombardier is planning a major expansion of its Belfast factory, according to reports in the Northern Irish press. The aircraft manufacturer has submitted plans which could see a 31,500m2 extension added to its 52,500m2 site within the capital city. Bombardier employs around 3,600 people in Northern Ireland, including 1,000 working on the former C Series jet (which has now been rebranded as the A220, after Airbus took a majority stake).

Operation remains for sale

The Belfast operation, which remains up for sale, manufacturers complete wings and fuselage components for the C Series jet .The proposed extension would increase the size of the facility by around 60 per cent. The plans include a 20,800m2 expansion to the east of the site and the wing assembly area would be extended by 4,500m2. 

The company will carry out a public consultation before submitting a full planning application.

 

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