>> A slap for bombardier and its battle with rival Booing, this potentially puts thousands of UK jobs at risk. The US Commerce Department penalizing the company with steep preliminary duties of 220% for sales of its CS Series jets into the US. Rival Boeing complained Bombardier new commercial jets have been in the US markets well below cost.
Thanks to Canadian subsidies, thousands of jobs at Bombardier's aerospace factory in Belfast now in question. Northern Ireland's biggest manufacturer employs around 4,200 people to build aircraft wings. Roughly 1,000 people are involved in the CS Series program.>> So we do produce parts for most of the Bombardier Aircraft family of aircraft.
So most of the business jets and the commercial aircraft. We also have third party customers. We produce cells. So there is a breadth of work that we do here in Northern Ireland, and we will continue to focus on developing our new products, but the CS Series, as I said, is critical to our future.
>> The UK Prime Minister says the outcome is bitterly disappointing and that she'll work with Bombardier to protect what she calls vital jobs. Theresa May has personally asked the support of US President Donald Trump who's made America first a theme of his administration. After losing her majority in Parliament, May also needs Northern Ireland's DUP party to back her.
She faces a delicate test, which could risk upsetting Boeing, and it's UK operation. A final US ruling on the case is expected early next year.