Offshoring

June 4, 2009 - 5:44am

The hobbling economy has forced another company to cut personnel.
StandardAero has reduced its business aviation workforce by 119 employees, with layoffs in Springfield, Ill.; Los Angeles; Houston; and Augusta, Ga. A spokesman for the company said that the cuts, effective immediately, affect about 3 percent of the company’s 4,000 employees. “As has been the case with others in the industry,

April 29, 2009 - 7:21am
All of the major manufacturers have announced plans to scale back production ...

Among the major business aviation industry employers–aircraft manufacturers and primary vendors–total job losses due to furloughs, layoffs and attrition are now approaching 20,000, and it appears that number will grow as credit remains bogged down and the recession grinds on.

March 12, 2009 - 9:28am

After trying to cut costs by reducing wages and work hours, Duncan Aviation has “had to implement a reduction in its nationwide work force.” It is the first such action in Duncan’s 53-year history, the company explained in a statement. The layoffs affect 304 positions, including 170 at Duncan’s Lincoln, Neb. headquarters; 122 in Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, Mich.; and 12 at satellite avionics and engine facilities in the U.S.

February 12, 2009 - 10:08am

Pratt & Whitney Canada said yesterday it planned to lay off 1,000 workers in the coming months, due mainly to falling demand for the engines it supplies to business jet makers. The cuts will affect some 10 percent of the company’s global workforce, 7,000 of whom work in Canada and the remaining 3,000 in other countries.

January 30, 2009 - 5:30am

Nordam recently laid off 63 employees, primarily from its interiors and structures division, which is responsible–for the most part–for business aviation cabin components.

December 23, 2008 - 7:51am

The Nordam Group recently laid off 63 more employees, primarily from interiors and structures operations, which are responsible for business aviation cabin components. According to incoming CEO Bill Peacher, who will take over effective January 1, the reduction in force to date has amounted to about 7 percent of the employment base, including salaried, hourly and temporary contract employees, as well as losses due to attrition.

October 1, 2008 - 7:34am

Business aviation growth in Europe is down sharply on last year’s numbers, according to the latest traffic figures from Eurocontrol, suggesting that the economic slowdown has started to make people think twice before chartering a business aircraft.

July 7, 2008 - 9:38am

The quiet revolution that sped through the airliner supply industry over the past decade has become mainstream doctrine: no longer can subsystems suppliers rely on the lead OEM to assume the design and integration responsibility for their products, at least according to the companies that occupy the upper tiers of the supply chain.

January 11, 2008 - 5:11am

For the third year in a row, Duncan Aviation was named one of Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America.” The Lincoln, Neb. services company was the only general aviation firm to make the list. Ranked at number 25, Duncan was selected by the magazine based on random employee surveys regarding workplace culture, career opportunities, training and education benefits, worker appreciation and compensation.

 
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