Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Hamburg, Buxtehude, Fuhlsh├╝ttel, Bremen, Stade
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30.3 - Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery

3,175 - 5,100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
8 July 2020
Employment effect (start)
8 July 2020
Foreseen end date


As confirmed on 8 July 2020, the aircraft manufacturer Airbus will cut 3,175 jobs in Germany as a part of an international internal restructuring programme related to COVID-19. According to Airbus, this number could rise to up to 5,100 if the short-time working allowance is not extended for 24 months. Some 2,325 jobs will be cut in Hamburg, Buxtehude and Fuhlsh├╝ttel; 445 jobs are to be shed in Bremen, 365 in Stade and another 40 jobs among other locations. IG Metall strongly opposes those plans and calls for the Federal Government to support employees.

Protests are taking place at all affected plants. Negotiations on a social plan and timeframe will be initiated soon.

Currently, Airbus has 46,000 employees in Germany.



Eurofound (2020), Airbus, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 101208, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101208.