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Mallusk firm soars at Singapore Airshow

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster with John Toner of WIS Group at the Singapore Airshow.

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster with John Toner of WIS Group at the Singapore Airshow.

Mallusk-based firm WIS Aerospace was among 28 companies from across Ireland which took part in a joint trade mission at the Singapore Airshow last week.

Bombardier, which has a plant on the Doagh Road near Monkstown, was also represented at Asia’s largest aerospace event.

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister, Arlene Foster MLA, led the delegation of nine Northern Ireland companies. She was accompanied by UK Transport Minister, Stephen Hammond and Republic of Ireland Jobs Minister, Richard Bruton.

“I welcome the opportunity to promote the world class capabilities of Northern Ireland aerospace, which is one of the premier aerospace regions in Europe.

“In Northern Ireland, aerospace generates revenues in excess of £1 billion and employs over 8,000 highly qualified staff. There are approximately 50 companies active in the sector with core strengths in precision engineering; supplying critical components and services to all of the major aerospace programmes in the world,” Mrs Foster commented.

 
 
 

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