Boeing, Fokker and Embraer have been trimming staff in a bid to cut costs back and stay competitive. Boeing announced 5,000 more employees will go in addition to the 7,000 job losses already announced. Fokker is to cut staff by 945, of which 490 will be forced lay-offs, by year end. A further 615 jobs will go next year. Embraer has dismissed 1,800 employees, leaving 3,800 workers at the recently privatised manufacturer.

Source: Airline Business