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Aerospace News – Late June 2023

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Airbus, the aircraft manufacturer which employs around 4,500 staff at its wing-making factory in Broughton, near Chester, has registered record-breaking new orders at the Paris Air Show.

IndiGo, India’s largest airline by market share, has placed a firm order for 500 A320 family aircraft, setting the record for the biggest single purchase agreement in the history of commercial aviation.

Also, flynas, the Saudi air carrier and a leading low-cost airline in the Middle East, has firmed up an order with Airbus for 30 new A320neo family aircraft, taking the airline’s total order with Airbus to 120 A320neo aircraft, including 10 A321XRLs.


Aircraft manufacturer Airbus is planning to recruit an extra 13,000 employees over the next 12 months.

The manufacturer, which is one of the North West’s biggest employers, made the announcement following a successful week at the Paris Air Show which saw the company land a record number of orders.

The company is calling on aerospace enthusiasts to join a growing sector as it looks to recruit more than 13,000 people across the globe in 2023.

The mining of battery-grade lithium carbonate – a key component in electric cars – has been announced in Cornwall.

The joint venture between china clay company Imerys and British Lithium aims to operate the UK’s “leading lithium hub” within five years.

Their target is to supply 500,000 electric cars with the component per year by the end of the decade.

The development, in the St Austell area, could potentially create at least 300 direct jobs, the companies said.




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