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Canadian airline in 30-plane Bombardier order

the composite horizontal stabiliser
The order is a boost for Bombardier's east Belfast factory

A Canadian-based airline has ordered up to 30 planes from Bombardier, in a boost for its factory in east Belfast.

Wings for the C-series aircraft are made at a new facility in Queen's Island.

The deal involves Porter Airlines, which operates in North America.

They had previously expressed an interest in buying C-series jets, but this has now been firmed up. The first test flight of the new C-Series is scheduled in the summer.

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