Aviation: Airbus plans thousands of new jobs

As of: 01/19/2022 4:21 p.m

The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus plans to hire thousands of new workers in the first half of the year. In particular, the areas of cyber technology and digitization are to be strengthened.

Airbus plans to hire around 6,000 new workers by the end of June. The positions are to be filled worldwide and, above all, to strengthen the Group’s competence in areas related to decarbonization, digital transformation and cyber technology. The European aircraft manufacturer announced this today.

“Airbus has shown resilience in the Corona crisis and laid the foundation for a good future in sustainable aviation,” said Human Resources Manager Thierry Baril. You need extra power for that. However, not only new jobs will be created for this: According to Baril, some of the new hires will compensate for departures. He was unable to quantify how many of the new jobs will be created.

Airbus sales are on the rise again

The Toulouse-based group intends to reassess the number of external jobs by the end of the first half of the year. Because of the Corona crisis, Airbus announced in the summer of 2020 that it would cut 15,000 jobs worldwide. According to Baril, 10,000 employees ultimately left their jobs. Last year (as of September 30, 2021), the group had almost 126,000 employees worldwide.

After the first corona shock, the group is now in a more positive mood again. The sales figures at Airbus increased noticeably. The production of short-haul aircraft of the A320/A321 family is to be screwed from the current 45 machines per month to 75 aircraft by 2025. The Europeans are also benefiting from the problems with arch-rival US Boeing.


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