On 15th March, Thompson Aero Seating (TAS), part of AVIC Cabin Systems, hosted a visit from the Minister of State for Northern Ireland, Conor Burns MP, Diane Dodds MLA Northern Ireland, and Leslie Orr, Director of ADS Northern Ireland. It was not just a social visit, as the company is important for the Northern Ireland economy: indeed in 2021 alone, TAS secured a number of significant new contracts, which will generate revenue in excess of £100 million.
Diane Dodds had visited Thompson earlier this year and was keen to introduce Minister Burns to the directors and staff since he became Minister of State for Northern Ireland in September 2021. The guests were welcomed by Neil Taggart, VP and general manager at TAS.
Taggart said: “Thompson Aero Seating has taken a bold stance through the pandemic and our reputation for innovative aircraft seating with the very highest of design and build quality has helped to secure our future in the market. We were delighted to welcome the delegation of VIPs and were very proud to show them what we have achieved globally from this small part of Northern Ireland.”