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Airbus confirms 295 job losses in Filton, Bristol

Airbus A380

Airbus recently announced plans to cut more than 1,700 jobs in the UK, and 15,000 worldwide.

The aerospace giant employs 4,000 in Filton, Bristol to design and build wings, landing gear and fuel systems for their range of commercial aircraft. Another 6,000 people are employed in Broughton, North Wales, which focuses on wing assembly.

In a statement, the company announced that Broughton will take the hit, with 1,400 job losses, while axing around 295 positions in Filton.

This split reflects the significant impact the Covid crisis has had on the UK’s commercial aircraft manufacturing activities which are concentrated in Broughton.

Airbus will continue to meet regularly with its trade union partners in the UK in order to identify solutions that will help us implement this adaptation while minimising the social impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the company.

Airbus

This split reflects the significant impact the Covid crisis has had on the UK’s commercial aircraft manufacturing activities which are concentrated in Broughton.

Airbus will continue to meet regularly with its trade union partners in the UK in order to identify solutions that will help us implement this adaptation while minimising the social impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the company.

UK Government

The news comes as an Airbus parts supplier, Magellan Airspace, also announced plans for 100 redundancies.

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