Change negotiations in Patria’s Helicopters unit in Halli, its related Production Support, and New Production as well as Diesel Engines unit in Linnavuori have been finalized and as a result 89 employees are affected, including fixed-term full and part-time layoffs. 

The layoffs will start in July 2023 and at longest last until March 2024. Work opportunities in Patria’s other operations has been offered to some of the affected employees as an alternative for layoff.

Negotiation proposal was given on 3 May 2023 due to the diminished order backlog in Patria’s Airframe & Structure Operations and Engine, Component & Training Operations. 236 persons from all personnel groups were in scope of the negotiations and it was estimated that different type of layoffs could affect some 153 persons. The layoffs are not expected to have direct effects on customers.

Media enquiries and further information:

Sirje Ahvenlampi-Hyvönen, Vice President, Group Communications, Patria, tel. +358 50 557 3822, [email protected]

Timo Rimpioja, SVP, Airframe & Structure Operations p. 040 869 3186, [email protected]

Aleksi Ojala, SVP, Engine, Component & Training Operations p. 040 869 3419, [email protected]

Patria is an international provider of defence, security and aviation life cycle support services, technology solutions and pilot training. Patria provides its aerospace and military customers with equipment availability, continuous performance development as well as selected intelligence, surveillance and management system products and services. Patria’s mission is to give its customers confidence in all conditions, and the vision is to be the #1 partner for critical operations on land, sea and air. Patria has several locations including Finland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia and Spain. Patria employs over 3,000 professionals. Patria is owned by the State of Finland (50.1%) and Norwegian Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (49.9%). Patria owns 50% of Nammo, and together these three companies form a leading Nordic defence partnership.