Bombardier Inc. announced Thursday that it laid off 620 people in Wichita. The layoffs took effect that same morning. KMUW’s Abigail Wilson has more…
Bombardier says it's going to layoff about 1,000 employees from its Learjet business in 2015, including the 620 in Wichita. The Montreal-based company said the cuts are due to weak demand for the Learjet 85 business jet, despite a predicted rebound in the small- and medium-sized business jet market this year.
Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers approved a five-year contract deal with Bombardier Learjet in Wichita over the weekend.
Machinists Union spokesman Bob Wood said people will be returning to work at the Wichita plan Monday. Wood described Saturday's offering as a "substantial improvement" over the proposal that prompted the October 8 walkout.