Published Monday, 09 July 2012
Workers assemble a Challenger 605 fuselage. (© Bombardier)
China Express Airlines has placed a $260m order for six CRJ900 NextGen regional jets while an unidentified customer has ordered five CS100 and 10 CS300 jetliners.
Bombardier in Belfast is responsible for the complete centre fuselage, engine nacelles and flight components for the CRJ900.
It also designs and produces the advanced composite wings for the CSeries aircraft.
First Minister Peter Robinson welcomed the announcement.
He said: "Bombardier is one of Northern Ireland's major employers and this announcement is a significant boost to the local economy.
"These orders are a tremendous endorsement of the technological expertise and capability available here and signals the continued success of this multinational corporation."