Aviation: More Bad News for Belfast

The British government is learning to beware of Americans bearing jobs. First, John De Lorean's sports-car venture went bankrupt in 1982, taking with it 2,600 Belfast jobs and $156 million in British financing. Now, development of the Lear Fan 2100 turboprop corporate plane has stalled, after burning up as much as $80 million in British aid. More than 90% of the 365 workers at the main Lear plant near Belfast got the news last week that they would be laid off July 1. Reason: the developers are low on cash and more than...

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