Plane manufacturer, Airbus, said it will create up to 550 jobs at its wing-making factory at Broughton, near Chester, as part of a £100m investment.
The boost for the site is linked to plans announced in January this year to recruit around 6,000 staff group-wide in response to strong signs of recovery post-COVID in the aerospace industry, and linked to the group’s plans to prepare the future of aviation and implement its roadmap for decarbonisation.
Australian flag carrier, Qantas Group, has boosted the North West Airbus manufacturing plant with an order for 52 new aircraft.
A ceremony in Sydney, attended by Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce and Airbus chief commercial officer and head of Airbus International, Christian Scherer, c confirmed the carrier’s orders for 12 A350-1000s, 20 A220s and 20 A321XLRs.
Airbus employs around 4,500 staff at its wing-making plant at Broughton, near Chester, which makes wings for all its commercial aircraft.