David Cameron officially opened new £400 million wing factory this week in Wales.
The manufacturing facility will produce high-tech carbon fibre ‘composite’ wings for the A350 XWB.
Hundreds of guests, Airbus employees and David Cameron gathered this week to unveil the Airbus North Factory at Broughton, Flintshire, Key Aero reported this week. The factory in Wales is expected to employ 650 people, whilst the he A350 XWB programme will support over 1,200 jobs in the Airbus sites at Filton and Broughton and over 5,000 other high skill/high value jobs in the UK.
The North Factory will assemble the 31 metre long wings for the A350 XWB Family by the end of 2013.
Currently employing 6,000 people, the Airbus site at Broughton stretches for 700 acres and has been in aerospace manufacturing for over 70 years. Currently the site specialises in wing production. Over £1.8 billion has been invested into the site in the past 10 years.