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COVID-19: Airbus Extends UK, Spanish Employee Furloughs

: Jun 22, 2020 - : 7:05 pm

Airbus will extend staff furloughs in various company sectors in both the U.K. and Spain, as the ongoing pandemic continues to wreak havoc.

In the UK, about 2,200 Airbus workers will have their period of furlough extended up until August 9, while in Spain, most of the Company’s SL employees will be furloughed until September 30.

“Airbus Helicopters and Airbus DS employees in Spain are not impacted”, a spokesman said. In France, 29,500 of Airbus employees are working at an approximately 30% reduced capacity and the company anticipates that once the furlough period is over, there will be “deep” job cuts because of the knock-on effects f the coronavirus pandemic. The company had advised senior staff it must be “resized” in plans to be set out around end-June.

France has announced a 15-billion-euro ($16.76 billion) support package for its aerospace industry to protect jobs and airlines that are struggling because of the slump in air travel demand due to the coronavirus.  The aid includes 7 billion euros (US$7.8 billion) of aid previously announced for Air France and an acceleration of existing orders for Airbus tankers and other military kit.


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