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Airbus A220: More orders for plane partly built in Belfast

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Delta Airlines has ordered another five Airbus A220s, bringing its total order to 95.

The wings for the plane are made in Belfast at a factory employing about 1,000 people.

Delta, a major US carrier, is the single biggest customer for the A220 and announced the new orders at the Paris air show.

The A220 was formerly the Bombardier C Series before Airbus bought a majority share in the project in 2017.

On Monday, US aircraft leasing company ALC signed a letter of intent to buy 50 A220s

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