As Airbus A350 XWB is transitioning from development to serial production, the company is evaluating what work Airbus Americas Engineering in Wichita will have on the program going forward.
Such shifts are normal during the transitional phase of new planes, and Airbus spokesperson Kristi Tucker said the company is now looking at where best to locate what work for the A350 production.
“Over the course of the next month we will be completing an evaluation of the current workload distribution,” she said. “Once the evaluations are completed, we will brief our employees.”
The shifting A350 work might mean a work force reduction in Wichita, but Tucker said the company had nothing currently to announce. She did, however, confirm the company still has big plans in the Air Capital.
“Rest assured, Airbus continues to be committed to Wichita, as evidenced by our recent announcement about joining the WSU Innovation Campus,” Tucker said.
Wichita State University and Airbus announced plans last month for the company to move from its offices in Old Town to the university’s 120-acre innovation campus in a project that includes the construction of a new 90,000-square-foot building
Based on the article “Airbus evaluating Wichita's future role in A350 work” published in Wichita Business Journal.