About 30,000 jobs have been cut in the French aeronautical sector following the health crisis, but as many have been saved thanks to support measures, said Thursday Eric Trappier, president of the professional organization in the sector. “We had about 60,000 jobs threatened in 2020-2021 and we believe that we have already been able to save half of them, that is to say 30,000 people“, Estimated the president of the Group of French aeronautical and space industries (Gifas).
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The companies represented in Gifas have 202,000 employees. The sector, hit by the collapse of air traffic and declines in production rates, was able to limit massive social plans thanks to the emergency measures put in place by the State and the sector, explained Mr. Trappier, also CEO of Dassault Aviation, during his greetings to the press. “This will obviously depend on the duration of the crisis and when the recovery will take place, but thanks to long-term partial unemployment we must be able to preserve the figures I am talking about provided that this recovery happens somewhere in 2021.“He hoped.