KEY top level talks on the future of the Airbus factory in Broughton were held in London last Wednesday.
Alyn and Deeside MP Mark Tami and a group of trade union officials from the factory met Trade Secretary Lord Mandelson for discussions.
These centred on jobs and future Airbus projects, including the A400M military aircraft.
After the meeting, works convener Terry Dillon said: “The Secretary of State was incredibly supportive and had an excellent grasp of the facts and figures.
“He was friendly, understanding and knowledgeable.
“He knew what we were talking about and is keen to work as hard as possible for Airbus workers.”
There was a similar upbeat assessment from Mr Tami, who said: “It was a very positive meeting and we stressed the importance of the A350 to the future of the British aerospace industry.
“We also discussed the A400M and while recognising it does have developmental difficulties, it is crucial to Airbus and to the British armed forces.
“We achieved recognition and reassurance over the support needed from the British government in fighting for aerospace jobs.