Bombardier Aerospace Belfast

Bombardier Aerospace Belfast

(registered as Short Brothers PLC)

Bombardier Aerospace, Belfast is an integral part of the world's third largest civil aircraft manufacturer which is a leader in the commercial and business aircraft markets. With a workforce of around 6,000 and more than a century of aviation experience, Bombardier Belfast is one of the largest aerospace companies in the UK.

Since acquiring Short Brothers plc in 1989, Bombardier has invested more than £2.1 billion to help ensure that its UK operation is at the leading edge of aerospace technology. Bombardier Aerospace, Belfast is a centre of excellence for the design, manufacture and support of large aircraft structures, including fuselages, wings, engine nacelles and flight control surfaces in metal and advanced composites. The operation has some 40 years' experience in the composites field and has been developed as the centre of excellence for composites within Bombardier.

Bombardier Belfast plays a major role in all of Bombardier's families of business and commercial aircraft, including having responsibility for the design, development and manufacture of the advanced composite wings for Bombardier's new CSeries family of commercial aircraft. In addition, Bombardier Belfast produces aircraft structures and nacelles for other international manufacturers, including Airbus and Rolls-Royce. It has around 900 approved suppliers across Europe.

In association with other European companies and universities, Bombardier Aerospace, Belfast participates in a range of major UK and European research programmes. Within the NanoSynth project, Bombardier Aerospace, Belfast will be involved in detailed definition of targeted technologies and validation plan, process development and components manufacturing for industrial validation along with testing, benchmarking and data analysis.