Airbus to create 200 new jobs at Filton site

Airbus is to create up to 200 new jobs at its Filton site near Bristol due to increasing demand for its A350 passenger plane.

According to the company's head of engineering, Neil Scott, the new recruits will work on the next generation of the A350, as well as the A380 and A320neo. Airbus recently received a conditional offer of funding from the government's £1.4billion Regional Growth Fund. The grant will be used to support the expansion of aircraft wing design, manufacture, assembly and equipping capabilities. "The South West is becoming a real hub for composites and aerospace manufacturing," said Business Secretary Vince Cable. "It is exactly the sort of place where targeted government support through schemes like the Regional Growth fund can have a real benefit. "By helping companies large and small unlock their potential for growth, we can make sure that we rebalance the economy and emerge with a stronger and more diverse industrial base."