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Secretary of State welcomes Indonesian Airbus deal jobs boost

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Secretary of State for Wales Cheryl Gillan has today (11 April) welcomed the safeguarding of jobs at Airbus in Flintshire, after the announcement…

Secretary of State for Wales Cheryl Gillan has today (11 April) welcomed the safeguarding of jobs at Airbus in Flintshire, after the announcement of £326m to sell 11 A330 aircraft to airline Garuda. The announcement came as the Prime Minister visited Indonesia.

Mrs Gillan said:

“Airbus is a great contributor to the UK economy and I have visited their factory at Broughton a number of times, so I know this will be welcome news. The Garuda deal pays tribute to the expertise of Airbus’s workforce and is good news for the North Wales economy and UK as a whole.

“Airbus’ continues to build upon their successes and I was lucky enough to be with the Prime Minister when he opened their new North factory at Broughton a few months ago, where the carbon-fibre wings for the new A350 airliner will be made.”