Switzerland’s RUAG has announced that it will be closing one of its Aviation business facilities and cutting jobs in the Defence division due to a changed market environment.
According to the company in a statement on 28 May, “insufficient capacity utilisation and expiring maintenance contracts” had caused RUAG Aviation to decide to close its operation at Bern-Belp Airport at the end of September. A key part of the decision was the non-renewal of service contracts for the Dornier 328 passenger aircraft, with efforts to gain new business not enough to offset the loss of the service contracts.
As a result, 22 employees are to be offered alternative jobs in Switzerland.
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