The chief executive of Airbus has said operations at its Broughton plant are 'indispensable' to the European aerospace industry.

The plane maker revealed on Friday (June 24) that it was disappointed with the EU Referendum result and would assess the competitive impact of the decision.

Airbus, which employs 6,000 people at the wing manufacturing plant in Broughton, had strongly backed the UK’s membership of the EU ahead of the June 23 referendum.

But reassurances have been given over the UK operations of Airbus.

Airbus group chief executive Tom Enders said: "Britain remains a member of our family. It is an integral and indispensable part of our European aerospace industry.

"Our sites in the UK are among the most efficient and competitive sites in Airbus and competitiveness is the key word for our industrial presence for our industrial investments in the UK but also in France, Germany and elsewhere in the world."

Airbus has previously warned that a UK exit from the EU would present long-term economic risks.

It had warned it would be forced to reconsider investment in the UK if economic conditions suffered as a result.