Gulfstream Aerospace and an affiliate plans to cut 25 percent of their combined work force, or 219 people, employed at Love Field in Dallas, as the recession affects the aviation industry, Private Jet Daily reports.
The majority of the cuts will occur at the end of July at Gulfstream’s midsize aircraft completion center. The center installs interiors on the G150, G200 and 250 business jets.
The market for midsized business jets has fallen dramatically in the downturn.
Gulfstream’s parent company, General Dynamics, said that the business jetmaker will cut 1,200 jobs and furlough 2,200 more by the end of the year at its Savannah, Ga.-based facility.