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Bombardier Aerospace

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of Belfast

formerly Short Brothers, acquired from the UK Government by Bombardier of Montréal, Canada.

2016 'Bombardier Aerospace is the largest manufacturing company in Northern Ireland and produces around 10 per cent of Northern Ireland's total manufacturing exports. An extensive supply chain includes around 800 approved suppliers in the UK and Ireland, and a further 100 in Europe. A percentage of pre-tax profits is allocated to the Bombardier Aerospace (NI) Foundation each year to help fund Northern Ireland-based initiatives, mainly in the areas of environment, education and entrepreneurship. The foundation also supports employees who take part in volunteering projects in their local communities....With a workforce of around 6,000...'[1]


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