Internal restructuring
RĂ©gion Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijke Gewest;
Location of affected unit(s)
Sabena Technics Brussels
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.2 - Support activities for transportation

371 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 January 2009
Employment effect (start)
2 February 2009
Foreseen end date
28 February 2009


The aircrafts maintenance company, Sabena technics, is about to cut 371 jobs in its Brussels' branch. The company ended the year 2008 with a loss of 13 million Euros. Management intends to introduce a restructuring plan aimed at reducing the production costs and improving productivity. Besides the job reduction, a new organisational structure will be implemented in the company to keep the company running. The critical financial situation of the company has worsened with the slowdown of the air transport sector.


  • 22 January 2009: La Libre Belgique
  • 23 January 2009: L'Echo


Eurofound (2009), Sabena Technics, Internal restructuring in Belgium, factsheet number 67916, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67916.