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Boeing Aircrafts to Cut 2,000 Office Workers

09 February 2023

Boeing intends to refocus on engineering and manufacturing this year, cancelling around 2,000 current employment contracts mostly held in finance and HR.


"As always, we will support affected teammates and provide assistance and resources to support their transition," it added.

– Spokeperson


The shift in jobs will be supported by outsourcing some roles to a unit of one of India’s largest conglomerates, Tata Consulting Services. It claims this will free up capital for “products, services and technology development”.

"We have and will continue to communicate transparently with our teams that we expect lower staffing within some corporate support functions," the company told the BBC.

"As always, we will support affected teammates and provide assistance and resources to support their transition," it added.


Better Direction?


Boeing is still hiring and developing – notably, it employed 15,000 new staff in 2022 and aims to recruit another 10,000 in 2023.

Several issues have impacted the reputation and business of Boeing over recent years, including two tragedies that resulted in the worldwide grounding of its 737 passenger jet. It emerged after the fatal incidents that a design fault was the trigger, related to a piece of flight control software, the “Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System" (MCAS).

The point of MCAS was to aid pilots that already knew how to fly past models in using this generation’s controls, avoiding further training and the charges for that. Despite this, sensor failures caused its features to malfunction, causing the crashes.


Back on Form and Future Focused


The 737 is back in use in most countries with appropriately tested revisions. The US company, which supplies planes to British Airways, Emirates and Virgin Atlantic, decommissioned its 747 jumbo jets last year, over 50 years after the aircraft was first brought to market.

Boeing also announced in 2021 that it planned to introduce an entirely bio-fuelled aircraft by 2030 as the industry tries to move away from fossil fuels.

Picture: a Boeing aircraft at sunset. Image credit: Unsplash.

Article written by Bailey Sparkes | Published 09 February 2023


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