EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space

Geographic Location

Country: European Union
Location of affected unit(s): Germany, UK, France, Spain, other


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
30.30 - Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery
Number Employed: 34000
Group: Airbus SE

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 19-02-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 2362
Planned Job Reductions max: 2362
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-05-2020
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2021

Additional Information

Airbus Defence and Space, one of the three divisions of the Airbus Group, has announced a reorganisation that will result in 2,362 job cuts in Europe by the end of 2021. 
At a European works council meeting, Airbus Defence and Space said that 829 positions will be cut in Germany, 630 in Spain, 404 in France, 357 in the United Kingdom and 142 in other countries. The details of these job cuts (possible seniority related measures, internal reemployment or voluntary departure plan) will be the subject of future discussions with the employees' representative organisations.