Airbus set to partially resume production in France and Spain
Airbus will partially resume production and assembly work in France and Spain starting Mar 23 following health and safety checks after the implementation of stringent measures.
Production and assembly activities at the French and Spanish sites were temporarily paused for four days as the company was working with social partners to ensure the health and safety of its employees. Airbus also added that its work stations will only re-open if they comply with the new health and safety measures in terms of hygiene, cleaning and self-distancing while improving the efficiency of operations under new working conditions. The same measures are being deployed across all other sites.
In February, the Airbus Final Assembly Line in Tianjin, China, reopened following a temporary production stoppage related to the Covid-19 pandemic and is now operating efficiently.
“Health and safety is our number one priority at Airbus so the work stations at our sites in France and Spain will only re-open if they meet the required standards. I’d like to salute the strong commitment from our employees to ensure business continuity in close cooperation with our social partners and other stakeholders. At the same time we are doing all we can to support those on the frontline to fight the coronavirus and limit its spread. We try to live up to our values, humbled by the complexity of the situation, and contribute as much as we can to society in these very difficult times,” said Guillaume Faury, chief executive officer, Airbus.