Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
USA, UK, France
Professional Services
Scientific, Architectural And Engineering Technical Activities
Scientific Research And Development
72 - Scientific research and development

150 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
30 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
13 January 2011
Employment effect (start)
1 February 2011
Foreseen end date
31 December 2011


On 13 January, British aerospace electronics group Cobham announced its intention to close nine sites in the USA, UK and France and to cut 150 positions throughout 2011. Although a number of employees are expected to relocate, up to 150 job losses are estimated in 2011, with 30 new positions being created. 

The restructuring is the result of the "Excellence in Delivery" effieciency programme launch in 2010. This  program started, the total headcount has reduced by approximately 700 positions to some 11,000, with two sites closed last year.

In 2011, the group will close three sites in Hampshire and create a new one at the Solent Business Park at Whiteley (Hampshire, UK) specialising in surveillance equipment and technology. Another three sites in the USA (6,100 employees) and France (900 employees) will be closed. The operations of the French sites that are to be closed will be transfered to a new location in Les Ulis.



Eurofound (2011), Cobham, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 71423, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71423.