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There have been serious fears about Bombardier and the future of its five production sites in the North since the Canadian group announced a global restructuring programme last November. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

“Stunned and shocked” was the first reaction on the factory floor in Bombardier Belfast to the announcement that its Canadian parent intends to sell u(...)

The MC-21-300 passenger airliner during its maiden flight in Irkutsk, Russia. Photograph: Irkut Corporation/EPA

Russia carried out the maiden flight of its new MS-21 medium-range passenger aircraft on Sunday, its first post-Soviet foray into production of a main(...)