Fresh blow as further Scots jobs lost at Rolls-Royce Inchinnan plant

A further shake-up at Rolls Royce will see some 30 jobs go at its Renfrewshire site on top of the hundreds axed this summer.

Rolls-Royce said the global pandemic had severely impacted the whole commercial aviation industry.
Rolls-Royce said the global pandemic had severely impacted the whole commercial aviation industry.

The UK aerospace giant has been hit hard by the slump in global air travel as a result of restrictions brought in to control the spread of Covid-19. A drop in aircraft orders has hit demand for aero engines and related services.

Rolls announced plans earlier this year to axe 700 jobs at its plant in Inchinnan, taking the workforce to just over 600. Its latest proposals will impact about 30 posts.

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A spokesman for the group said: “The global pandemic has severely impacted the whole commercial aviation industry.

“Due to the significant reduction in global demand from airlines for our products and services, which is forecast to last several years, we are having to restructure our civil aerospace business and review our global facility footprint.

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“We have told our colleagues in Inchinnan that our objective is to continue the manufacture of aero-engine turbine blades and compressors aerofoils in our facility there. We have signalled our intention to discuss with the trade union options to make the site more competitive, reduce operating costs and define the medium-term direction for the site.

“Due to the continued reduction in demand for aero-engine shafts, however, we unfortunately no longer have the workload to maintain production in multiple locations and are proposing to consolidate their manufacture, some of which was previously carried out in Inchinnan, into our other site in Derby.”

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