Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30.3 - Manufacture Of Air And Spacecraft And Related Machinery

3,500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
21 February 2023
Employment effect (start)
21 February 2023
Foreseen end date
31 December 2023


As part of the programme to recruit 13,000 employees worldwide in 2023, Airbus has confirmed to recruit 3,500 employees in 2023. The aim is to support the increase in production rate after the COVID-19 crisis. New positions will be in all the activities of the group: commercial aircraft, defence and space, helicopters. 40% of these new recruits will be in production-related jobs, as Airbus is committed to a strong growth in aircraft production, with the objective of producing 75 A320s per month by 2026, with a target of 65 aircraft per month by 2025.

A large job creation was recorded in 2022, with the recruitment of 1,500 new employees in France (Airbus-2022-FR) as part of the programme to recruit 6,000 employees worldwide (Airbus-2022-WO). Previous announcements of job reductions within the group Airbus in France were recorded on the ERM Database: 470 job cuts in 2018 (Airbus-2018-FR); 546 job cuts in 2017 (Airbus-2017-FR) and 582 job cuts in 2016 (Airbus-2016-FR).



Eurofound (2023), Airbus, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 200446, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/200446.