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Following the recently introduced measures by the Spanish Government aimed at fighting against the coronavirus, Airbus has made a decision to stop a huge part of its production in the country.
As for now, Spain is one of the most affected European countries, thus, the measure to reduce all non-essential activities in the country are effective from 30 March to 9 April.
Airbus is unable to fully stop operations, though. The company says that some activities in commercial aircraft, helicopters, defence and space are essential, thus, such functions as “Security, IT, Engineering will remain under the stringent health and safety measures”.
All the other activities within Airbus commercial aircraft, defence, space and helicopters branches in Spain that could be stopped, are halted until 9 April, as the restriction requires.
“Airbus will closely work with its social partners to apply the social measures applicable under the latest restrictions. Airbus employees in Spain whose jobs are not linked to production and assembly activities and can work from home will continue to support Airbus business continuity in these difficult times”, said the planemaker.
The production in Spain had been already temporarily ceased earlier this month. Then Airbus shut its facilities in Spain and France for four days to secure working places with conditions suitable for safe operations.