Airbus SAS Social and Economic Committee (SEC) on 31 May 2024: Minutes of Meeting


The last Comité Social et Économique (CSE) was held on May 31, 2024. Below are the main points to remember.

Airbus Commercial Aircraft's commercial situation at the end of April 2024.

At the end of April 2024, Airbus had booked 227 gross orders (40.2% market share), compared with 138 gross orders for Boeing (24.4% market share) and 200 gross orders for Comac (35.4% market share).

Airbus has an order backlog of 8617 aircraft, including 7762 Single Aisle and 855 Wide Body, compared with Boeing's 6209 aircraft, representing 58% and 42% market share respectively.

In terms of deliveries, Airbus had delivered 203 aircraft by the end of April, compared with 107 for Boeing, representing 63% and 37% of deliveries respectively.

As a reminder, the delivery target for 2024 has been set at 800 aircraft.


Accident monitoring Airbus SAS - TF1 (Social Security legal) FR1 (Airbus declarative).

During the month of April 2024, three work-related accidents resulting in lost time of more than 30 days were recorded.

As a result, the accident frequency rate for Airbus SAS over the last 12 rolling months stands at:

2.09 for the TF1 rate 

0.92 for the FR1 rate 

 The FR1 rate for Airbus Commercial Aircraft (ACA) over the last 12 months was 4.13.

The Airbus Commercial target for 2024 has been set at 1.95, and the Airbus SAS target remains < 1.

 As a reminder, the FR1 rate used to calculate the profit-sharing bonus is that of the ACA (Airbus Commercial Aircraft) perimeter.


Update on sustainability monitoring of High 5+ 2024 indicators.

Airbus' objective is to reduce its environmental footprint by taking action at SAS sites to reduce energy consumption (-20%), reduce waste (-20%), reduce water consumption (-25%: -20% at SAS and -30% at OPS) and reduce C02 emissions (-63%). These are our 2030 targets compared with our 2015 emissions.

For the quarter 1/2024, the implementation of concrete actions shows a positive impact on the reduction of energy (energy performance contract with ENGIE, installation of meters, etc.) and waste (bio-waste, etc.); on the other hand, the results to date are less convincing for the reduction of water consumption (in progress: new cooling units, change of laundry, measurement meters, etc.).

As regards reducing CO2 emissions, Airbus is confronted with problems of in-house skills, so in order to challenge these issues Airbus will have to enlist the help of subcontractors and service providers.

FO pointed out that AIRBUS is one of the 5 companies with the highest CO2 emissions (source: OXFAM Report-May 2024), and therefore called for more ambitious efforts to achieve a better classification.


Information on the “Analytics on Airbus TV” project.

Presentation of the “Analytics on Airbus TV” project, with a view to replacing, in the short/medium term, an aging & costly fleet (9000 published media / 1255 TVs on 59 sites in France) in place for 15 years.

The aim of the project, which is currently in the pilot phase (5 TVs on B75, B55, B80 and M01 over 3 months starting June 17, 2024), is to deploy an analytical solution to analyze user behavior on selected screens, as well as the impact on content.

The Quividi solution has been chosen to analyze the data (traffic, types of content of greatest interest to users, etc.). This technology respects privacy (no facial recognition, instant data processing & deletion, etc.), has been authorized by the CNIL and validated by Airbus' legal department.


Information and consultation on the Airbus SAS establishment social report - Vote.

The social report for Airbus SAS 2023 was presented to the elected representatives. FO is pleased to note a significant increase in the number of permanent employees, from 9789 at the end of 2022 to 10514 at the end of December 2023, representing an increase of 7.4% over the period.  The overall M/F breakdown is 37% women and 63% men, with the latest hirings gradually bringing about a better balance.

FO is calling on Airbus management to continue with its hiring plan, in order to meet the economic and environmental challenges facing the company, as well as the production rates that will continue to rise.

FO is also calling on management to continue recruiting disabled workers (3.6% of the workforce), which despite an increase of more than 7% compared with 2022, is still below the legal rate of 6%. 

With regard to compensation, and despite an increase in the average salary to €5,299 in 2023, FO once again points out that there is still a gap to the disadvantage of women.

Finally, FO deplores the fact that the number of days of sick leave has risen by almost 10%, and calls on management to take better care of this situation, in order to reverse the trend in the short/medium term.

FO made a statement on the social report, and gave a “favorable opinion”.


Information and consultation on the 2023 Health and Prevention Service activity report.

First of all, FO would like to thank all the health and prevention department staff, doctors and nurses, social workers and occupational psychologists, for their day-to-day efforts and for the quality of the 2023 activity report, as well as the Airbus SAS CSSCT-E commission in which your FO elected representatives play an active part.

FO is pleased to note that a nurse and a doctor will be hired in September 2024. However, with the increase in the workforce in 2023, FO remains concerned about the adequacy of the Health and Prevention Department's staffing levels and resources to carry out its mission. All the more so as cases of Psychosocial Risks (RPS) are on the rise (representing + 25% of long-term sick leave).

FO reiterated its call for workstation ergonomics to be adapted to the constraints of hybrid working, as hybrid working is often deployed without the necessary material adaptations, which can give rise to major health problems. 

FO made a statement on the Health and Prevention Service 2023 activity report, and gave a “favorable opinion”.


Information and consultation on the annual report on preventing occupational risks and improving working conditions for 2023 and for the 2024 program.

First of all, FO would like to thank the hygiene, health and safety teams for the quality of their reports, as well as the Airbus SAS CSSCT-E commission in which your FO representatives play an active role.

FO reiterated the need to continue all actions aimed at raising awareness of the need to “live together” and to share the road network, as well as to speed up the development of traffic lanes and associated signage on and around the site. 

In addition, in order to achieve a company-wide safety culture commensurate with Airbus management's objectives, FO has indicated that it is vital to be able to provide the human and financial resources (e.g.: the number of Local Safety Support (SLS), Preventionists, SST, ... ).

In addition, FO believes that the return-to-work scheme (e.g. “springboard” or other positions) needs to be reviewed and considerably improved to enable employees who have been absent for long periods of time to return to work under acceptable and sustainable conditions.

In conclusion, FO reiterated its strong commitment to employee safety and working conditions: preventive measures must remain the priority, backed up by human and financial resources.For FO, the recent “Safety Reset” approach should therefore not only consist of actions that could lead to “sanctions”, but more focused on prevention and awareness-raising, so that together we can achieve our targets for reducing workplace accidents.

FO made a statement on the annual report on the prevention of occupational risks and the improvement of working conditions for the year 2023 and for the 2024 program,  and gave a “favorable opinion”.

The next CSE-E will be held on June 27, 2024.