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Airbus Broughton to lose 1,435 jobs

Airbus has confirmed that 1,435 jobs will be freed at its Broughton wing plant out of a total of 1,700 to lose due to the UK operation.

The impact of coronavirus on the commercial airline sector has seen the activity plummet by a whopping 40%.

Air traffic should not return to pre-COVID levels before 2023 and potentially until 2025.

Adapting to this new world means that a total of 15,000 will be lost by the pan-European aerospace society by summer 2021.

Here in the UK, the 1,700 job losses will affect Broughton, just across the border in North Wales, which currently employs around 6,080 employees and Filton, near Bristol, with just under 3,200 employees.



The Airbus Beluga XL arrives on the ground at Hawarden airport. Photo by Ian Cooper
The Airbus Beluga XL arrives on the ground at Hawarden airport. Photo by Ian Cooper

The distribution of redundancy was confirmed as follows:

◆ Broughton – 1,435

◆ Filton – 295

These figures include integrated business functions that support all divisions in the UK. The demerger reflects the significant impact that the COVID crisis has had on UK commercial aircraft manufacturing operations concentrated in Broughton.

Airbus says it will continue to meet regularly with its union partners in the UK to identify solutions that will help the company implement its COVID-19 adaptation plan while minimizing the social impact of the crisis.

Earlier this week Airbus revealed that jobs will be lost in all its European business with 5,000 locations in France, 5,100 in Germany, 900 in Spain and 1,300 in other sites around the world, as well as cuts in the United Kingdom. Kingdom.

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