Unite welcomes Airbus's £70 million investment in Filton aerospace centre
UNION bosses have welcomed Airbus's £70 million investment into a new aerospace centre in Filton.
Unite staff were present at the official opening of the refurbished Pegasus House today, Thursday, September 26, ahead of the unveiling of the Barnwell building in December, which will both form part of the manufacturer’s multi-million pound Airbus Aerospace Park.
Pegasus House, a Grade II listed art deco building was the former headquarters of the Bristol Aeroplane Company. It was vacated in 1993.
The centre for excellence will be home to top flight engineers, reinforcing Airbus's position as a global leader in designing wings and as a key integrator of systems and landing gear technology.
Attending today's opening, Unite national officer Ian Waddell said: "The unveiling of Pegasus House today demonstrates the legacy of Airbus, from Bristol Aeroplane Company all the way through to the world leading company we see today. Pegasus House will be home to highly skilled engineers in well-paid and secure jobs.
"The £70 million investment makes a really exciting statement about the future. It helps to cement the importance of engineering and enhances Airbus UK's global role in wing technology. These are exactly the sort of high skilled jobs our economy is crying out for."
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