Hope that jobs can be secured for aircraft assembly workers at Short Brothers factory in Belfast.

Over a thousand aircraft workers are assured of their employment stability following the announcement that the American Lockheed Corporation has received a multi-million dollar investment from the US government.

The investment provides a degree of job security for the workers at the Short Brothers plant in Belfast, who manufacture components for the TriStar Airbus.

Assembly workers at Short Bros manufacture components for RB211 jet engines for Rolls Royce which are used in Lockheed Tristars and Boeing 747s and aircraft wing assembly for Fokker F28 aircraft.

Commercial Manager at Short Bros, Desmond McCandless, outlines plans for future manufacturing at the Belfast plant and the investment needed to maintain the current level of employment.

With over a thousand people employed at the plant at Queens Island, Desmond McCandless is hopeful for the future of the operation and its workers provided the necessary investment and contracts are forthcoming.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 3 August 1971.