NEWS: Airbus Has Ordered Bombardier to STOP All Work Related To The A320neo Nacelle - Move Work To China - Mexico
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10:00 (14:00 UTC) - June 24, 2020 - by Sylvain Faust for Fliegerfaust
Airbus has ordered Bombardier to stop all work related to the A320neo Nacelle
As can be read on the following email (see below) sent to Bombardier employees Airbus requested a STOP on any work related to the A320neo nacelle given to Bombardier in Belfast. Bombardier received a contract from Airbus for the making of the thrust reverser parts, a contract that was believed to last over 20 years.
Email sent to Bombardier employees
This could be related to the decision by Airbus to also layoff more workers from Nantes, France where the nacelle were assembled and moving the Pratt & Whitney engine nacelle work to UTC located in the USA.
UTC would be responsible for the making of the A320neo nacelle used when a customer select the Pratt & Whitney engine option. Safran would be building the nacelle when the CFM engine is selected.
Basically, the engine maker will also built and supply their engine associated nacelle.
It is unclear the amount of work/new jobs UTC will be sending to China and Mexico, but this is highly expected.
This 10 year contract with UTC was made public a few days ago after government of France announced to provide a US$17 billion (15 billion euro) aid package granted to their aeronautic sector.
Sylvain Faust for Fliegerfaust