Airbus resumes wing production amidst Covid-19 environment

April 03, 2020 - Netherlands

Airbus, a European multinational aerospace corporation, has announced that it is supporting efforts globally to tackle Covid-19 crisis. However, Airbus had partially resumed production and assembly work in France and Spain on, last month following a four day pause. At the same time, operations in the UK, Germany and the US continued at normal rates.
The company has carried out extensive work in coordination with its social partners to ensure the health and safety of its employees by implementing stringent health and safety measures, while securing business continuity.
Based on the adapted ways of working which reflect the new health and safety measures, Airbus is continuing to evaluate its production flow. 
In this context the wing plants in the UK and in Bremen, Germany, have reviewed the additional completed stock levels developed in the recent period and the immediate demand from the Final Assembly Lines as they resume partial operations. As a result of that review, Airbus has decided to adapt the production activity in the wing plants for the next three weeks. 
The production and corresponding activities for support to production of the wing plants in Bremen, Filton and Broughton will be reduced, with an extended Easter holiday implemented at Broughton and Filton and a reduced working week at Bremen. The sites will remain open during this period and will continue to ensure wing deliveries to the final assembly lines, the receipt and control of materials and components from the supply chain, building and installation maintenance, critical administrative support and preparation for activity restart. Employees will continue to perform activities remotely via home-working where their activities are not directly related to the production activity being adapted.