Airbus Germany seeks 1,000 engineers worldwide

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9 February 2006, HAMBURG - The German section of Airbus is seeking aerospace and electronics engineers worldwide as it recruits nearly 1,000 new staff this year to handle booming orders for airliners, a spokesman said in Hamburg Thursday.

9 February 2006

HAMBURG - The German section of Airbus is seeking aerospace and electronics engineers worldwide as it recruits nearly 1,000 new staff this year to handle booming orders for airliners, a spokesman said in Hamburg Thursday.

The main proviso is that they are fluent in the company language, English, he said.

While tradesmen are readily available, the chief of Airbus human resources in Germany, Joerg Kutzim, said the previous evening it was difficult to obtain sufficient qualified engineers within Germany.

Airbus operates in four countries, often flying incomplete planes from factory to factory to add parts. Its main plant in Toulouse, France specializes in airframes and cockpits while its site in Hamburg, Germany specializes in cabin interiors.

Currently Airbus Germany employs more than 21,000 people, and would raise that tally to 22,000, Kutzim said. The main sites are in and near the coastal cities of Hamburg and Bremen.

The spokesman said the company welcomed applications from engineers with aerospace or electrical or electronic expertise.

Kutzim said Wednesday airlines placing orders now for the Airbus 380, the world's biggest jetliner, would have to wait years for delivery. The A-380 is still awaiting final certification and will be shipped to the first customers at the end of this year.

Kutzim said market research showed that Airbus and its U.S. rival Boeing were likely to supply more than 17,000 new passenger jets by 2023. "We aim to get a decent slice of that business," he said.

He added that Airbus Germany benefited from its specialization in cabins.

"The technical revolution is taking place in the cabin, not in the cockpit," he explained. Airlines were seeking a competitive edge by offering passengers advanced communications as well as electronic entertainment during flights.

DPA

Subject: German news

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