MP Pushes for AirTanker Project

Alyn and Deeside MP Mark Tami has called on the government to reiterate British support for a crucial Airbus aircraft.

Mr Tami called on Defence Minister Peter Luff to back the AirTanker project to secure tens of thousands of jobs in the UK.

He added: “It is the best option in comparison with the more expensive and sub-standard option put forward by Boeing.”

In response, the Minister said: “I am quite clear that the AirTanker will be an outstanding aircraft and do its job very wekll. It is urgently needed to repair a fragile air bridge and perform its main function of in-air refuelling as well. I understand, however, the Hon. Gentleman’s point of view.”