EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Bombardier Aerospace

Bombardier Aerospace

Geographic Location

Country: World
Location of affected unit(s): UK, World


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
30.3 - Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery
Number Employed: 76400
Group: Bombardier

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 21-07-2014
Planned Job Reductions min: 1800
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-08-2014
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2014
Direct Dismissals: 1800

Additional Information

The Canadian-based aircraft maker Bombardier Aerospace has announced plans to cut 1,800 jobs from its global aerospace workforce and undertake restructuring of its business structure. The new company structure is expected to be in place from January 1st 2015. The ERM reported that 390 of the foreseen job losses will take place at the company’s production site in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK), which prior to these cuts employed around 6,000 staff.

Bombardier employed 76,400 people at the end of 2013, 37,400 of which in its aerospace division. The decision to restructure came as a consequence of long-running issues and delays in the development of its new jet series. The announced job cuts are in addition to staff reductions already announced in January 2014, when Bombardier said it would cut 1,700 aerospace jobs.