As announced on 16 November 2020, the German aviation industry supplier Diehl Aviation will be cutting 1,400 jobs in Germany until 2022 due to internal restructuring. According to management, Diehl has been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis - like other companies in the aviation industry, Diehl is facing a 50% reduction in sales, making a job reduction inevitable to preserve the company’s future. The company intends to avoid compulsory redundancies and plans to achieve its goals via early-retirement programmes as well as voluntary programmes. The exact distribution of cuts affecting all German sites of the company is as of today not clear, however, figures for certain sites are expected as following: Nürnberg, Frankfurt and Überlingen (counted as one unit) is expected to lose 200 of 1,000 employees as well as Gliching and Dresden (counted as one unit) which will lose 100 of its 500 employees.
Currently, Diehl Aviation has 4,400 employees in Germany.