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Coronavirus 

Airbus continues to closely monitor the evolution of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic across the globe and is assessing the impact on employees, customers, suppliers and the business.

The health and safety of Airbus employees is paramount.

Airbus is following WHO and local health authority guidance and has updated its workplace safety and travel recommendations to employees, customers and to visitors, in line with the latest developments.  

 

Travel Directives
Airbus employees are advised to carefully assess if a business travel is essential and if alternative communications means could cover the need.

All Airbus employees and visitors worldwide must adhere to the hygiene measures along their journey, including applicable social distancing rules and local guidelines.

 

Business impact

In March, Airbus revised its production rates for the A320, A330 and A350 Families downwards and withdrew its 2020 guidance.

Airbus maintains a strong focus on backlog management, supporting customers and securing business continuity through these unprecedented times.
We remain in close contact with our customers and suppliers in order to minimise the impact on their operations

Airbus is making extensive use of support mechanisms offered by the various governments on furloughs, activité partielle, Kurzarbeit, ERTE. They allow us to address the short-term reduction in activity and working hours.

 

Airbus initiatives against COVID-19
Airbus has deployed aircraft to supply additional face mask supplies from China to support the health systems in France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. Airbus engineers and technology teams were also been mobilised for the Ventilator Challenge UK consortium to accelerate production of two existing medical ventilator designs using Airbus’ industrial skills and facilities.

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