BREAKING NEWS: BAE plans job losses at RAF Coningsby

BAE Systems has today (Thursday) announced 440 potential managerial job losses within its Military Air and Information (MAI) business - including 22 at RAF Coningsby.

The company said the proposal was driven by the organisation’s ‘continuous drive for efficiency’.

Chris Boardman, Managing Director of BAE Systems MAI, commented: “It is always regrettable when you have to announce potential job losses.

“However, we believe that by implementing changes to our management structure we will become a more efficient and effective business and be better placed to meet the needs of current and potential customers in what is an increasingly competitive market.

“We have a strong order book with Hawk, Typhoon and F-35 in production across our business and this, aligned with our extensive and growing in-service support work with the Royal Air Force and our overseas customers, provides a strong foundation for a long-term sustainable business.

“We understand that this is a time of uncertainty for our employees and we are committed to working with them and their representatives to explore ways of avoiding and mitigating potential job losses.”

The locations of potential job losses are as follows

Brough, East Riding of Yorkshire – 16; Christchurch, Dorset – 18; Frimley, Surrey – 22; RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire – 22; RAF Marham, Norfolk – 16; Samlesbury and Warton, Lancashire – 286; Other UK locations – 53; Overseas – 7