EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Hautes-Pyrénées; Midi-Pyrénées; Sud-Ouest
Location of affected unit(s): Toulouse


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
30 - Manufacture of other transport equipment
Number Employed: 19000
Group: EADS

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 18-10-2011
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2011
Planned Job Creation: 1200

Additional Information

The aircraft manufacturer Airbus is to hire 1,200 people until the end of 2011. The new jobs will be created in both production and research departments.

Airbus has recorded 1038 net orders for aircrafts from January to September, which accounts for the equivalent of two years of production. It has to increase its production rates and will open a new assembly plant for its A350 at the end of the year.