Textron Aviation Cutting More Jobs

 - July 1, 2020, 1:29 PM

This story is part of AIN's continuing coverage of the impact of the coronavirus on aviation.

Additional job cuts were underway at Textron Aviation on Wednesday, with 80 salaried exempt employees affected. Most of those positions are located at the company’s Wichita headquarters, a spokeswoman confirmed to AIN.

“As Textron Aviation continues to adjust to the evolving global economic uncertainty and existing market conditions, the company has announced additional workforce reductions,” the airframer said in a statement to AIN. The latest job cuts don’t affect production workers, the statement noted.

Just last week, the manufacturer of Beechcraft and Cessna aircraft announced plans to eliminate 250 jobs companywide. Those job cuts came about two weeks after parent company Textron disclosed a restructuring in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing that would affect 1,950 workers in three business units: aviation, industrial, and specialized vehicles. That restructuring, prompted by the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, included the suspension in Montreal of the manufacture of commercial air transport simulators by Tru Simulation + Training.