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Major fire at Bombardier plant in Belfast

Old 24th May 2020, 22:14
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Major fire at Bombardier plant in Belfast

Major fire at Bombardier Belfast plant that produces A220 wings, business jet fuselages, and many other main components

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Old 24th May 2020, 22:22
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The Spirit Belfast plant?
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Old 24th May 2020, 22:32
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Appears to be under control now, but substantial damage, if you see some of the pictures from the scene on Twitter. It is NOT the A220 wing facility, but rather within the main plant. Seems to be an area that paints / treats finished components. Not good at all...but hopefully recoverable in time.
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Old 24th May 2020, 22:55
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Does Spirit own the entire facility or simply a portion of the facility?

(ie will this affect wing production)
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Old 25th May 2020, 00:46
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I don't believe the deal to sell the plant from Bombardier to Spirit has formally "closed" yet; when announced (in Oct last year) it was stated the deal was "expected to close" in the first half of 2020. I don't believe the deal has in fact closed yet, so it's technically still Bombardier's plant, not Spirit's yet.
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