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Airbus: David Cameron hails A320 deal as 'fantastic'

Prime Minister David Cameron has welcomed a major deal safeguarding 9,000 jobs announced at the Flintshire plant of plane-maker Airbus.

On a visit to Broughton, Mr Cameron said the deal was "excellent news and a tremendous boost" for UK manufacturing.

The company says a $9bn (£5.5bn) order for 100 A320 planes from AirAsia will safeguard 1,500 Airbus jobs in the UK and 7,500 in its supply chain.

The wings for its A320 series are made at the Flintshire factory.

Cemlyn Davies reports.

  • 13 Dec 2012