He did not commit formally. Questioned by The Tribune,Guillaume Faury, CEO of Airbus, has announced that he refused to engage on the absence of departures forced in the group in this time of economic difficult. "I understand very well that the public authorities do not see a good eye the compulsory redundancies, but I repeat : one does not change, unfortunately, not the industrial activity by political statements," he said in the online edition of the journal economic.
The delegate minister for Industry, Agnès Pannier-Runacher, has asked the 23 July to Airbus not to have recourse to the departures forced in the context of its social plan, adding that the government would be "vigilant" in following " very closely to the way in which public money will be used ", in reference to the plan of using aircraft to 15 billion euros. "In an economic environment as difficult, nobody can say today that there will be, among the staff, enough voluntary candidates in the beginning," said Guillaume Faury. "It's a huge uncertainty now and it is the reason why I do not take commitments on the absence of departures forced. "
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5 000 positions being eliminated in France
Airbus has announced the 30 June in the loss of around 15,000 jobs, or 11 percent of its workforce, including 5,000 in France. The group had indicated that it would work with its social partners to limit the impact of this plan, without excluding " measures forced ". With regard to the creation of an assembly line of the airbus A321 aircraft in Toulouse, claimed by elected representatives of the Haute-Garonne, Guillaume Faury has been answered in the negative, stating that the group had " no reason to invest money in production capacity for which we will not have planes to produce ".
On a possible rebalancing between the civilian and military activities of the group, Guillaume Faury believes that, " without talking about major capital projects, there will be a growth of activities of defense, coupled with a correction on the calendar in the short term, to rebalance the proportion between civil and military ". "If there are opportunities in the future to strengthen themselves in these activities (defence, space, helicopters), we will. Not in the heat of the action, but it is one of the things that you have in your head ", he adds.