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Airbus Broughton factory unaffected by Dubai order cancellation

Airbus' North Factory at Broughton, Flintshire Image copyright Airbus PR
Image caption Airbus opened a new factory at Broughton in 2011 making wings for the A350

Production at the Airbus wing-making factory in Flintshire will not be hit by a decision by Dubai's Emirates Airline to cancel an order for 70 A350 jets.

A Broughton factory spokesperson said Airbus still has 742 orders for the plane on its books.

In 2007, Emirates placed 50 orders for the A350-900 and 20 for the A350-1000, with deliveries due from 2019.

UK engine maker Rolls-Royce said the cancellation would cost it £2.6bn.

In 2011, Airbus opened a £400m plant at Broughton making carbon-fibre wings for the A350.

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