North East Wales

Airbus marks 75 years with photographic exhibition

Aircraft in Chester city centre Image copyright Airbus
Image caption Way back when... an aeroplane is taken through Chester city centre

A photographic exhibition is marking the 75th anniversary of the start of aerospace industry at Flintshire's sprawling Airbus factory.

The Broughton factory built classic aircraft including Wellington bombers for World War Two.

In 2011 the company invested £400m in a new plant making carbon-fibre wings for its commercial aircraft range on the site, which employs about 6,000 people.

The touring exhibition starts at Blacon library in Chester on Monday.

Image copyright Airbus
Image caption A Beluga aeroplane opens its cargo bay door to transport wings made on-site at Broughton
Image copyright Airbus
Image caption The Broughton factory initially made Wellington and Comet aeroplanes

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