The company Boeing announced the second since the beginning of 2017 the massive dismissal of employees. First, 1332 people were fired at the company's production center in Seattle, another 305 engineers and technical workers will be lost in the near future. According to Vice President Boeing John Hamilton, the reason - in the collapse of sales of American airliners. If in 2014 1497 aircraft were sold, then in 2016 - only 787.
Bloomberg writes that Boeing Corporation plans to fire hundreds of engineers in Washington State and elsewhere. The company claims that aircraft sales are falling.
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On Monday, April 17, Boeing vice president of engineering for commercial aircraft John Hamilton told his staff that "layoffs are necessary because of new problems in the market."
According to the American union of aircraft builders SPEEA, Boeing has already cut 1,332 jobs at its manufacturing center in Seattle since the beginning of the year. The next reduction should come into force on June 23, when 305 engineers and technical workers of the company will remain without work.
It is also reported that as demand for new aircraft decreases, Boeing is forced to fire personnel, cut back on its overhead costs and work to reduce the costs of its suppliers.
The official website of Boeing provides data on the number of aircraft ordered and sold from 2014 to 2016. It can be seen from them that the demand for American airliners fell almost twofold in two years.
Interestingly, sales of the most popular models of American airliners - Boeing-737 and Boeing-777 - fell most of all, and demand for the "three sevens" fell 13 times (!) - from 277 to 23 cars per year.