Amid a plan to cut 10,000 jobs across Europe, Airbus plans to hire 1,000 workers to keep its beleaguered A380 program on schedule, according to a Bloomberg report.
Last fall, Airbus said wiring problems with its superjumbo jet would delay deliveries to customers by two years on average. Earlier this year, the European company announced its Power8 program, a plan to save $6.8 billion by 2010. Part of the Power8 called for the elimination of 10,000 jobs.
Airbus workers protested the cost-savings plan in mid-March.
In their effort to make sure the 787 remains on time, Boeing officials have said they plan to have extra hands available in Everett where final assembly on the Dreamliner takes place.
For the Bloomberg story, http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=conewsstory&refer=conews&tkr=BA:US&sid=aUzoiqkFyubg.