By Marcus Leach
Prime Minister David Cameron has officially opened a new Airbus wings factory in Flintshire.
The £400 million factory has, in the eyes of Mr Cameron, demonstrated Airbus' confidence in the British workforce.
The factory has created, both directly and indirectly, 6,000 jobs, with 650 of those members of staff based at the factory, that will make carbon-fibre wings for Airbus' A350 airliner.
"The government is committed to building a more balanced economy with stronger manufacturing, exports and private investment, creating jobs and opportunities across the UK," Mr cameron said.
"I welcome the opening of Airbus' new state-of-the-art facility which will contribute to this and support our programme to create sustainable economic growth.
"Airbus's investment here also underlines its confidence in the expertise of its British workforce and in the UK's manufacturing base."
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