Bombardier raises hopes Airbus deal could save 1,000 jobs in Belfast

Bombardier raises hopes Airbus deal could save 1,000 jobs in Belfast

European group challenges US rival Boeing by taking stake in Canadian group’s C-Series programme to help it avoid tariffs

Bombardier has raised hopes of safeguarding 1,000 jobs in Belfast, saying it was confident a deal for Airbus to take a majority stake in the C-Series jet programme would help it avoid punishing US import tariffs.

The two companies are hoping to circumvent the 300% import tariff by assembling the C-Series passenger jets destined for US customers at Airbus’s existing factory in Alabama.

Related: Saving Bombardier jobs needs more than fluffy words, union tells May

If @Airbus and @Bombardier think this deal will get them around the rules….#thinkagain

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Source: Guardian Transport

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