UTC Aerospace Systems, a division of Farmington, Connecticut-based United Technologies, has announced plans to eliminate 300 positions as it phases out aircraft component manufacturing operations in its Chula Vista, California facility. The decision was a response to the key clients such as Boeing and Airbus discontinuing the manufacture of certain commercial aircraft models and affects mostly those employees who work with sheet metal fabrication of aircraft engine covers and mounts and will not affect other facility operations involving after-market spare parts distribution, engineering test labs and administrative and support positions.
According to a company spokesperson, “We remain committed to being in Chula Vista. This action is due to decreases in production volumes as we near completion and sunset several legacy aircraft programs. There will still be 1,500 jobs there. We are not shutting down the entire location. We recognize the impact this decision will have on our employees and their families, and will not begin the wind-down until 2019. We expect the entire process to take place over a two-year period.”
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