Air Force One subcontractor fires 223 after unemployment

Fort Worth, Texas (AP) — Boeing subcontractors are working on a new Air Force One aircraft and announced on Friday that they will cut 223 jobs.

In a statement, GDC Technics CEO Brad Foreman said the headcount reduction was a direct result of Boeing’s dismissal of the company.

In a letter to the Texas Labor Relations Commission, GDC said it expects most operations at its Fort Worth headquarters to cease. The San Antonio facility, where Air Force One work was done, will also be closed.

There was no immediate comment from Boeing, based in Chicago, on Friday.

Boeing sued GDC. He accused him of hitting financial problems, missing deadlines, causing millions of losses to Boeing, and endangering jobs that were crucial to the US Air Force and the president.

In response to the, GDC argued against BoeingBoeing argued that mismanagement of Boeing caused delays, and that Boeing neglected its contractual obligations to subcontractors. It also claims that Boeing has damaged the GDC’s reputation with the Pentagon.

The US Air Force signed a $ 3.9 billion contract with Boeing in 2018, converting two Boeing 747-8s into iconic presidential jets and delivering them by December 2024. ..

A Boeing spokeswoman said Boeing is currently working on power upgrades, communications systems, executive interiors and other airplanes at the Boeing facility in San Antonio.