Airbus deal scuppers 800 jobs

Engineering firm GKN’s plan to create 800 jobs in Bristol has been scuppered after it lost a contract to build parts for a new Airbus jet. GKN had been favourite to win the contract to make wing components for Airbus’s revamped A320 at its Filton plant. But despite frantic last-minute talks between GKN and Airbus, the deal now looks likely to go to Korean Aerospace Industries.