Saturday, May 2, 2020

Airbus laying off 14 subcontractors

Airbus is laying off 14 subcontractors in the coming weeks at its engineering center in Mobile, Ala., a result of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the aerospace industry. Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury had previously said Airbus plans to “right-size” business during a sharp downturn from the pandemic, which he called the “gravest crisis” in the history of the aerospace industry. Kristi Tucker, a spokeswoman for Airbus in Mobile, said the company had to assess the impact of the virus on engineering services and support. She said after the layoff there will be a staff of 185 engineers and support staff at the Mobile Engineering Center. (Source:, 05/01/20) In addition to the engineering center, Airbus has an assembly line for A320 nd A220 jetliners in Mobile, and some 1,000 employees. Previous