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

800 - 850 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
11 April 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2020


The international aerospace industry company Airbus is to cut 850 jobs in Spain, the most of them (530 out of 2,600) in its two factories located in Seville (Andalucia). Further 320 jobs ,out of  6,900, will be also cut in the three divisions located in Madrid. This restructuring is due to the slowdown in production of the A400M and A380 in Andalucia, due to a lack of new orders. Trade unions have rejected these proposals as they consider that this restructuring is only a starting point and they argue the military projects have excessive weight, proposing to focus more on new civil aircraft projects, such as the A350.

A 2016 announcement by Airbus envisaged 360 job cuts across Spain.

Update 23/07/2018: Airbus has announced the reduction of 800 jobs in its plants in Spain (50 less than expected), out of a total of 3,700 in its different European factories. The company has announced this workforce reduction will be carried out in consultation with unions and with support measures for those affected.


  • : ABC de Sevilla
  • 21 July 2018: Canal Sur


Eurofound (2018), Airbus, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 93790, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93790.