About Us

Thompson Aero Seating is a world- leader in airline seating solutions. Combining passion, creativity and engineering integrity, Thompson’s seats are installed upon all major aircraft types from Airbus and Boeing including the A380 and Boeing B787 Dreamliner.

Today, under the ownership of AVIC, one of the world’s largest and leading aerospace companies; we are one of Northern Ireland’s most successful and fastest growing businesses. Recent years have seen a rapid growth in our order book, with around 700 staff across 4 sites located in the Portadown and Banbridge areas which includes full design, engineering, manufacturing and R&D capabilities. With Thompson’s planned future growth and expansion plans being backed and endorsed by AVIC, together with the ability to offer a broader range of cabin interior products under the recently created AVIC Cabin Systems (ACS) division, the Thompson success story looks well set to continue.

Why work with us?

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Thompson Aero Seating recognises the individual contribution of each of our employees. We offer a range of benefits to recognise and reward your contribution.


Getactive ABC membership

33 days annual leave

Employee Development Programme

Supported further education


Life assurance

Employee referral programme

Perks Retail discount

Counselling support

Flexible start and finish times

Long Service Awards


Read about life at Thompson in the words of our employees