Thursday 18 January 2018

Airbus to cut 1,000 temporary workers as A380 production eases

Andrea Rothman

Airbus plans to progressively cut about 1,000 temporary workers hired to work on the A380 superjumbo after the planemaker made progress producing the world’s largest passenger plane.

Airbus improved production and is moving ahead with industrialization of the plane, spokesman Tore Prang said.

Letting temporary workers go is part of the nine-point plan that Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders has established to cut costs on producing the superjumbo plane, Prang said.

Enders told journalists last week that the A380 will be a financial drain on Airbus “for years to come.”

Many of the 1,000 temporary workers employed by Airbus in Germany had been sent to Toulouse, France, where the A380 is being assembled, to perform work on planes that normally should have been done out of Germany.


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