UK Prime Minister David Cameron announces £326m Airbus deal in Indonesia

Posted: April 11, 2012 in Airlines, Asia, Aviation & Airports (General News)
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David Cameron has announced a £326m deal to sell 11 Airbus A330 aircraft to airline Garuda Indonesia. 

On a trade tour of East and South East Asia, the prime minister said the deal was "good news for the UK aerospace industry".

On a trade tour of East and South East Asia, the prime minister said the deal was "good news for the UK aerospace industry"

Arriving in Indonesia on his trade tour of East and South East Asia, the prime minister said the deal was “good news for the UK aerospace industry”.

It would safeguard UK jobs and was “a vote of confidence in Britain’s manufacturing base”, Mr Cameron said.

Indonesia’s trade with the UK accounts for just 0.07% of its imports. It is the world’s largest Muslim democracy. In an interview with Kompas newspaper, Mr Cameron praised Indonesia as an “inspiring democracy” and said he wanted to double trade by 2015.

“In its successful transition to democracy, Indonesia represents a powerful example for the world of how political progress can fuel economic success,” he told the paper.

Mr Cameron pledged UK help if required after an earthquake struck off the coast shortly before a press conference with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. He also announced that he had invited Mr Yudhoyono – who said there appeared to be no threat of a tsunami after the earthquake – to make a state visit to the UK later this year

Earlier Mr Cameron said the Garuda deal was “testament to the expertise of Airbus’s British workforce” and would protect jobs in Bristol and Broughton.

“I hope it will offer other British companies involved in the £1.5bn supply chain the opportunity to secure more contracts,” he said. The UK has some 10,000 jobs linked to Airbus….

Read the full article at BBC News….


BBC News
11 April 2012


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