Internal restructuring
Wschodni; Lubelskie; Lubelski
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30.30 - Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery

120 - 210 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
11 May 2020
Employment effect (start)
11 May 2020
Foreseen end date


The Polish manufacturer of helicopters and aviation parts PZL Świdnik has announced that will cut 120 jobs via collective dismissal programme at the production plant in Świdnik due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and the lack of new orders. This means that a total of 210 jobs will be cut by the company as PZL Świdnik announced, in April 2020, that it will cut 90 temporary employees. Additionally, the company have reduced wages and working hours. According to the trade unions, the situation of PZL Świdnik is dramatic and the producer might have to face bankruptcy in 2021 unless it receives significant aid from the Polish government, with the funds currently available under the anti-crisis shield not being enough to help the company. The company also needs new governmental contracts. 

PZL Świdnik was established in 1951. The company is owned by the Italian group Leonardo Helicopters. Currently, the company employs 3,000 people, in this case including 600 engineers.



Eurofound (2020), PZL Åšwidnik, Internal restructuring in Poland, factsheet number 100752, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/100752.