Posted: Tue 29th Nov 2016

Airbus to shed 934 management jobs in Europe as part of group shake-up – up to 54 to go in UK

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This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Nov 29th, 2016

Airbus is to shed around 934 jobs as part of a previously announced restructuring plan according to news agency Reuters.

The report says the European plane-making giant plans to strip out bureaucracy and simplify the Airbus brand. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A total of 1,164 jobs will be lost while around 230 positions in other areas of the business will be created the report goes on to say. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Of the 1,164 job cuts, 640 positions are in France, Suresnes, Toulouse and Marignane; 429 in Germany, mainly in Hamburg, Bremen, Ulm and Ottobrunn; 39 in Spain; 54 in the United Kingdom; One in Belgium and one in India, according to management. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Airbus Group had previously said it planned merge headquarters with the core commercial aircraft business in a corporate restructure aimed at improving profitability. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Airbus Group operates in more than 170 locations worldwide stretching across Commercial jets, Defence and Space, Helicopters, Research and Maintenance divisions. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The complex corporate structure is to merge with it’s core plane-making unit, and renamed ‘Airbus’ in the shake up. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The move is aimed at stripping out bureaucracy and simplify the overall company brand, while delivering more profit and focus more on its largest unit, plane making. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The restructure will eliminate an unspecified number of management jobs in a new plan to improve profitability and focus more on its core plane-making unit. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Most of the positions at risk would be stripped from management rather than any factory workforce. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Airbus said today the restructuring would also conclude the company’s moving of its headquarters from Paris and Munich to Toulouse in southern France. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

It is not known if there will be any job losses locally, we have asked Airbus UK for comment. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Airbus Group chief executive Tom Enders said in a statement:

“With these leaner structures, we will improve performance and teamwork across Airbus. Therefore, the integration will ultimately strengthen Airbus in its ability to ensure future competitiveness and to remain a global leader in the aerospace industry,” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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