Airbus Americas has decided to shift some engineering work on its A350 to Europe after a month-long evaluation of where it places its work.
“The Airbus Wichita team has been engaged on the A350 XWB since the earliest days of the program,” anAirbus Americas statement said.
“As the A350 program is now transitioning from a development program into a serial production program it is normal for the company to align the work with those locations that are best positioned to support the production ramp up.”
The company said that it has informed Wichita employees of the transfer of work but not exact numbers on how many jobs would be affected have been provided yet.
“As a result, we will be making minor adjustments to the size of our workforce”.
As of March the company had about 400 employees in Wichita. The Wichita office, which operates as Airbus Americas Engineering, does design and analysis work on the primary structures of all major Airbus aircraft, including fuselages and wings.
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