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The first electric flight across the English Channel took place three years ago, in an Airbus E-Fan prototype aircraft.

That electric power is coming, on a mass scale, to motoring is pretty much now taken for granted. Battery and electric motor technology has advanced i(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May:  the real challenge will be getting   a majority of MPs in the House of Commons to back her deal.   Photograph: Adrian Dennis / AFP

UK prime minister Theresa May travels to Brussels this weekend where it is hoped the withdrawal deal agreed with EU negotiators will get political app(...)

Bombardier workers in Belfast protesting at a US International Trade Commission decision earlier this year to impose tariffs on Bombardier aircraft in the US. Photograph: PA Wire

Bombardier is to cut nearly 500 jobs in Belfast, with fears growing for the group’s remaining workforce in the North. The aerospace group said the co(...)

Bombardier factory in Belfast: Canadian aerospace giant which employs more than 4,000 people in the city says the UK’s draft withdrawal agreement is an “important step forward”. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

The draft Brexit agreement is “better than crashing out” of the European Union but “not as good as remaining in it”, says Northern hotelier Howar(...)

 An Airbus A350-1000 Xwb (back) and an Airbus A321neo are seen on static display during the 52nd Paris Air Show. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

European planemaker Airbus softened its key target for jet deliveries on Wednesday and warned that reaching it would be a “greater stretch” after a se(...)

Trade union bosses claim workers at Bombardier’s five sites in the North are worried about the group’s “continued outsourcing and offshoring of jobs and functions”

Trade union bosses in Northern Ireland claim workers at Bombardier’s five sites in the North are worried about the group’s “continued outsourcing and (...)

The Bombardier Aerospace plant in Belfast. The company has warned that stockpiling parts to mitigate the impact of a no-deal Brexit could cost the Belfast unit  £30m. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Contracts awarded by Bombardier’s Belfast operations to suppliers in Ireland and the UK topped £200 million (€224m) last year, according to the Canadi(...)

British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond (second left) meets local MPs and business leaders during his visit to the Magee campus of Ulster University in Derry. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Preventing an “east-west border” between Northern Ireland and Britain is as non-negotiable for the UK in the Brexit talks as avoiding a “North-South” (...)

Bombardier’s NI operations suffered in tandem with the company as a whole last year after the US department of commerce confirmed it was investigating its US trade practices. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The Northern Ireland arm of aircraft manufacturer Bombardier swung to a $53 million (€45 million) loss in 2017 in a year that was “extremely challengi(...)

A Boeing 747 comes in to land at Heathrow airport in London, last week: Boeing is expected to pay for its share of the Embraer deal in cash. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Boeing will buy a controlling stake in the commercial aircraft arm of Brazilian planemaker Embraer under a new $4.75 billion joint venture, the compan(...)

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