Without aid plan, "a third of jobs in the supply chain would have disappeared," said on Tuesday morning the minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire.
The ads were very expected. The government unveiled on Tuesday its plan to support the aerospace industry hit hard by the crisis of the sars coronavirus. Objective : to preserve an industry that employs 200 000 people in France and allow him to innovate with aircraft that are less polluting.
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Bruno The Mayor announced that "a total effort of 15 billion euros" in support of the aeronautics. "We decree the state of emergency to save our aviation industry to allow it to be more competitive" and more "low carbon" in producing the"green aircraft" of the future, said the minister of Economy.Your support is essential. Subscribe for $ 1 support Us
"A third of the jobs would have gone"
In this plan, 1.5 billion euros of public funding will be spent in the next three years for research and development in order to "reach a plane to be carbon-neutral by 2035", announced the minister. While nearly one-third of the 35 000 jobs dedicated to R&D in the aerospace industry are challenged by the difficulties of the sector, the objective is to prepare the next generation of commercial aircraft, helicopters and business aircraft with new propulsion modes that emit less CO2.
The aviation industry is a victim of the effect cascade from the collapse of air traffic and the financial difficulties of the airlines that have to cancel or postpone orders. The crisis is such that the "survival of Airbus is at stake", according to his boss Guillaume Faury. And with that the juggernaut with 48 000 employees in France, a myriad of suppliers, often SMES or enterprises of intermediate size to the cash flageolante.
"If we had not intervened immediately, it is one-third of the jobs in the industry that would have disappeared (...) 100 000 to about 300 000 direct and indirect jobs in the supply chain," said Bruno Le Maire, who feel that they have avoided a "drama of social and territorial", while asking the industry to do everything to avoid the departures forced "
€ 600 million of military orders
For its part, the ministry of the Armed forces will spend, starting this year commands of military aircraft planned, later, to the tune of 600 million euros, or approximately 5% of its budget to facilities, to support aerospace companies, has announced Florence Parly.
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These commands relate in particular to three Airbus A330 aircraft that will eventually be transformed into tanker aircraft (A330 MRTT). Some 200 million will also be spent by the Interior in the purchase of aircraft, while the budget of the fund in SMES in the defense industry, appointed Definvest, will be increased from 50 to 100 million euros.