Some of these seem to be great news while others are not so good. In a previous article, we stated that the hiring of 15,000 employees last year by Boeing might not be as a result of new growth in the company, but could have been related to a recovery from tough times that started for Boeing in 2018 with the crash of the two 737 MAX Aircraft coupled with the lockdowns as a result of the pandemic. As Micheal Synder state in a recent article:
Boeing was supposedly going to be hiring more workers, but instead the company just announced that thousands of positions in finance and human resources will be eliminated… “We expect about 2,000 reductions this year primarily in Finance and HR through a combination of attrition and layoffs,” Boeing confirmed Monday.
That being said, we are seeing where Boeing is keeping pace with its aircraft deliveries. So much so that it seems to be outpacing Airbus at this time.
In this week’s On Aviation™ Digest, we share a few stories and articles on the aforementioned and more related to Boeing.
Boeing to slash about 2,000 white-collar jobs in finance and HR
At the end of last month, on the same day that Boeing touted plans to hire 10,000 people this year, senior leadership convened virtual meetings internally to break bad news to nonunion staff in human resources and finance.
Despite the growth elsewhere, those corporate positions will be slashed through substantial job cuts and layoffs. “We expect about 2,000 reductions this year primarily in Finance and HR through a combination of attrition and layoffs,” Boeing confirmed Monday.
By Dominic Gates | The Seattle Times
Steep Dive: United Airlines Boeing 777 Descends To 775 Feet Above Pacific Ocean
It’s been a busy few weeks of reports regarding close calls and unexpected incidents for US airlines. Even though this event occurred on December 18th, it has now been revealed that a United Airlines Boeing 777 flying from Maui, Hawaii, to San Francisco, California, took a steep dive and came within 800 ft of the surface of the Pacific Ocean.
By Sumit Singh | Simple Flying
The Last Boeing 747 Leaves the Factory
The plane known as “Queen of the Skies” helped make air travel more affordable, but it has been supplanted by smaller, more efficient aircraft.
More than a half-century ago, Boeing unveiled the 747, a massive and striking airplane that captured the public imagination and brought air travel to the masses. The jet has been a workhorse since, ferrying passengers and cargo around the world. But its days are numbered: On Tuesday, Boeing handed over the last 747 it will ever make.
By The New York Times
Boeing delivered 38 jetliners in January, beating Airbus
WASHINGTON, Feb 14 (Reuters) – Boeing Co (BA.N) said on Tuesday it had delivered 38 airplanes in January, a modest improvement from a year earlier, including 35 of its bestselling 737 MAX single-aisle jets and three widebody 787 Dreamliners. The U.S. planemaker outperformed European rival Airbus (AIR.PA), which delivered only 20 aircraft last month – a one third drop from January 2022 that Airbus’s chief executive termed a “wake up call,” Reuters reported on Monday.
By Valerie Insinna | Reuters
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