October 16, 2017 / 11:32 PM / 3 months ago

Airbus, Bombardier deal 'incredibly significant news': N.Ireland's DUP

BELFAST (Reuters) - The leader of the Northern Irish party propping up Britain’s minority government said Airbus SE’s (AIR.PA) acquisition of a majority stake in Bombardier Inc’s (BBDb.TO) C-Series passenger jet program was “incredibly significant news” for Belfast.

    “I‘m thrilled there is a bright future ahead following what has been a dark time for staff and management. Airbus are a fitting partner,” Arlene Foster said in a statement, referring to the 4,200 Bombardier jobs in Belfast under threat by a trade dispute with U.S. rival Boeing Co (BA.N) over the C-Series jet.

    Reporting by Amanda Ferguson, writing by Padraic Halpin; Editing by Mary Milliken

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