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

400 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
400 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
27 April 2010
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2011


On 28 April 2010, the European aeronautic group Eurocopter announced to the French central Works Council (Comité central d'entreprise) to cut around 400 jobs in France (250) and in Germany (150) in the support functions. Eurocopter, which has been affected by the crisis that has hit the civil helicopter market, is expected to save 155 million euro each year from now to 2011 in both countries (200 million for the whole group). At the same time, the management intends to create 400  jobs in operational functions (customers services, for example). The company wants to use internal mobility but unions seem to be skeptic given the differences of profiles. The EWC has sought an expert and French unions want to negotiate a plan of voluntary departures.



Eurofound (2010), Eurocopter, Internal restructuring in European Union, factsheet number 70516, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/70516.