Aerospace company to close its Macon facility, laying off 89 workers
Canada-based Bombardier, which came to Macon eight years ago, is planning to leave by the end of this year and lay off 89 employees.
Bombardier Inc., based in Montreal, arrived at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport in late 2009, and it took over the airplane maintenance facility occupied at the time by Atlantic Southeast Airlines. ASA was moving out to consolidate some its operations.
Now, Bombardier is doing the same thing.
“After careful deliberation, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft Customer Services has decided to consolidate its East Coast operations and transfer maintenance work to our facility in Bridgeport, West Virginia,” Nathalie Siphengphet, senior advisor, media relations and public affairs, commercial aircraft, said in an email to The Telegraph. “The transfer will occur during the last quarter of 2017. The closing of our Macon facility will translate in the layoff of its current 89 employees by year’s end.”