Airbus to cut 15,000 jobs amid coronavirus fallout

Airbus to cut 15,000 jobs amid coronavirus fallout
Some 134,000 people work for Airbus worldwide, with around a tenth of them in the UK.

The firm said the UK cuts would fall only on the commercial aircraft division at its two sites at Broughton in Flintshire and Filton, Bristol.

The current workforce at Broughton is 6,080 and Filton just under 3,200. More details of the job losses and how they will break down between the two giant factories will come at the end of the week after talks with unions.

Airbus expects to make the cuts by summer 2021, but hopes the majority of redundancies will be voluntary or through early retirement of staff.
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