Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Brackley, Braintree, Camberley and Cwmbran
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30.99 - Manufacture of other transport equipment n.e.c.

387 - 399 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 April 2020
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Safran Seats GB, the British subsidiary of the France-based global aviation and aerospace company, has announced plans to make up to 399 employees redundant. The company is going to close its site in Camberley, England where 200 people are employed. A further cut of 187 jobs is planned in Cwmbran, in South Wales.

The initiative taken by the company is part of the worldwide internal restructuring involving the group Safran. The chief executive of Safran Seats GB said that the restructuring is a response to the COVID-19 epidemic and the significantly reduced demand for aircraft seats.

Representatives of the trade union Unite are highly critical of the company’s decision to cut jobs, since they consider that the UK government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has not been utilised at its full extent.

Safran Seats has four sites in the UK, in Brackley, Braintree and Camberley in England, and in Cwmbran in Wales. It is part of the Safran Group, the world leader in the commercial aircraft seats segment.



Eurofound (2020), Safran Seats, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 100928, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/100928.