Internal restructuring
Nord Ovest; Liguria;
Location of affected unit(s)
Sestri Ponente, Villanova D’Albenga
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30.30 - Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery

132 - 632 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
12 September 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Italian aircraft manufacturer Piaggio Aerospace (previously named Piaggio Aero Industries) announced its intention to dismiss 132 workers at the plant in Villanova d’Albenga.

The decision follows the disclosure of the industrial plan in July 2016. According to the plan, the company is to discontinue the production of passenger aircraft, which no longer generates profits.

As a result, 132 workers who currently benefit from the Wages Guarantee Fund (see Piaggio Aero IndustriesIT-2014) are to lose their job. Another 500 blue-collar workers employed in the manufacturing of engines for passenger aircraft may be transferred to potential buyers.

After the unions accused the company of withdrawing from its previous commitments, the management temporarily froze the collective dismissal procedure, accepting to discuss the plan without strictly adhering to the deadlines set out by regulations on collective dismissals.


  • 28 July 2016: Il Foglio
  • 28 July 2016: La Repubblica
  • 29 July 2016: Il Secolo XIX
  • 13 September 2016: Il Sole 24 Ore


Eurofound (2016), Piaggio Aerospace, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 88610, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88610.