Airbus extends furloughs in UK and Spain


European planemaker Airbus said on Friday it is extending furlough programs for 5,300 of its employees in Spain and the United Kingdom in its latest effort to cope with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. “This will be effective from 20th May till 30th September and affects all Airbus Operations SL employees in Spain (with some exceptions), which means around 3,100 employees”, an Airbus spokesman told Reuters in an emailed statement “Airbus Helicopters and Airbus DS employees in Spain are not impacted”, the spokesman said.