Airbus SE continues to closely monitor the evolution of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) virus across the globe and is constantly assessing the situation, the impact on employees, customers, suppliers and the business. Following the implementation of new measures in Spain and France to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, Airbus has decided to temporarily pause production and assembly activities at its Spain and France sites across the Company for the next four days.
France’s aerospace capital of Toulouse is home to Airbus’s largest assembly plants as well its headquarters. Its suppliers are also expected to be hit hard by the crisis. This will allow sufficient time to implement stringent health and safety conditions in terms of hygiene, cleaning and self-distancing, while improving the efficiency of operations under the new working conditions. In those countries, the Company will also continue to maximise homeworking wherever possible.
These measures will be implemented locally in coordination with the social partners. Airbus is also working together with its customers and suppliers to minimise the impact of this decision on their operations. Airbus continuously updates its workplace safety and travel recommendations to employees, customers and visitors, according to the latest developments. Airbus is following the guidance from the World Health Organisation and national health authorities.
Airbus SE is a European multinational aerospace corporation. In 2019, Airbus was the world’s largest airliner manufacturer and took the most airliner orders. Airbus is registered in the Netherlands; its shares are traded in France, Germany and Spain. It designs, manufactures and sells civil and military aerospace products worldwide and manufactures aircraft in the European Union and various other countries. The company has three divisions: Commercial Aircraft, Defence and Space, and Helicopters.