Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30 - Manufacture of other transport equipment

447 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
27 February 2007
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Internal changes in the aeronautic corporation Airbus, caused by its problems with the manufacturing of A380, will affect its Spanish plants. According to Spanish media, the efficiency plan Power 8, which Airbus is going to introduce, will be less hard for Spanish factories than for German and French plants. The reasons given for this are the good results of the Spanish units. No direct dismissals are foreseen but voluntarily agreed redundancies for each country instead. Other measures brought about by Power 8 are wage freezing and no further hiring actions. 400 jobs are expected to be cut at the Spanish factories, located in Getafe (Madrid), Illescas (Toledo) and Puerto Real (Cadiz), none of which will close. On the contrary, one of the units (Illescas, Toledo) has been rated as 'Centre of Excellence' and the whole Spanish division will take up 10% of the new A350 model workload.

On 27 April 2007 it was revealed that most job cuts in Spain will take place at the factory in Getafe (Madrid), with 334 direct dismissals.

On 31 May 2007 Airbus started negotiations with the trade unions and new figures were released. The number of total Spanish job cuts will be 447 workers.


  • 31 May 2007: Cinco Días
  • 27 February 2007: Cinco Días
  • 28 February 2007: Cinco Días
  • 1 March 2007: Cinco Días


Eurofound (2007), Airbus, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 65026, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65026.