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Collins Aerospace blames slow recovery for loss of another 62 jobs at Kilkeel

Ryan McAleer

A FURTHER 62 jobs are set to be lost at Kilkeel-based Collins Aerospace.

The Raytheon Technologies-owned aircraft seat manufacturer last year announced plans to axe 235 from its 945-strong workforce.

It followed the catastrophic impact of the pandemic on the aerospace and aviation sectors globally.

Hundreds of jobs were also lost at Bombardier and Thompson Aero Seating.

But while the industry has made tentative steps toward recovery in early 2021, Collins Aerospace said the recovery at its Co Down plant has been at a slower pace than expected.

As a result, the company said in a statement last night that it is currently conducting “voluntary and involuntary separation plans” for approximately 62 employees in Kilkeel.

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