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Brazilian plane maker to furlough 15.000 workers ahead of Boeing's takeover

Friday, October 11th 2019 - 09:46 UTC
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Boeing has agreed to buy 80% of Embraer's commercial plane division for US$4.75 billion, a deal approved by shareholders and the Brazilian government Boeing has agreed to buy 80% of Embraer's commercial plane division for US$4.75 billion, a deal approved by shareholders and the Brazilian government

Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA will furlough almost 15,000 workers in January, a metalworkers union said on Thursday, ahead of a partial takeover by Boeing Co as part of a deal that still needs regulatory approval.

Boeing has agreed to buy 80% of Embraer's commercial plane division for US$4.75 billion, a deal approved by shareholders and the Brazilian government but which is undergoing an intensive regulatory investigation in Europe. Embraer has said it expects the deal to close in early 2020.

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