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Boeing signs £3bn ten year deal with UK government

12 Jul 2016

Boeing has signed a deal to acquire nine new maritime patrol planes to assist with the training, maintenance and support of the submarine hunting P-8A Poseidon aircrafts. 

As part of the deal, Boeing will also build a new £100 million facility for the planes at RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, Scotland.

“Boeing is committed to the UK government's prosperity agenda and we share the goals of enhanced economic growth" hailed chief executive Dennis Muilenburg.

Through expanding its maintenance and support operations for both military and commercial customers in Europe, Boeing expects to create around 2,000 new UK jobs. The US firm will also deliver 50 Apache AH-64E attack helicopters to the British Army.