Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Cannes, Toulouse
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30.30 - Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery

270 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
30 January 2014
Employment effect (start)
1 April 2014
Foreseen end date
31 March 2015


Thales Alenia Space, producer of satellite systems and orbital infrastructures, has announced to cut about 270 positions by 2015.

According to the management, this is to restore the group’s competitiveness in a time of weak demand. The company aims at reducing its costs by 20pc until mid-2015.

The cuts will be implemented via voluntary departures.

Thales Alenia Space has 7,500 employees in France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium and United States. The company is owned by Thales group (67pc) and Finmeccanica group (33pc). In 2012, Thales Avionics, another subsidiary of the Thales group, had announced to create 200 jobs.


  • 29 January 2014: Les Echos
  • 30 January 2014: LibĂ©ration


Eurofound (2014), Thales Alenia Space, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 76537, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76537.