Change negotiations start with personnel representatives on a plan to layoff personnel between August - late autumn 2023 in Patria’s Helicopters unit in Halli, its related Production Support, and New Production as well as Diesel Engines unit in Linnavuori. The length and form of possible layoffs would vary. Periodic full-time or part-time submissions are being considered. At the longest these layoffs could last approximately 6 months per person.

Negotiations will start as the result of diminished order backlog and workloads in these entities at least temporarily. Also, possibility of work opportunities in Patria’s other operations will be explored as an alternative for the layoffs. 

The negotiations will commence for production and economic related reasons within units in Airframe & Structure Operations and Engine, Component & Training Operations. There are 236 persons including all personnel groups in scope of the negotiations and different type of layoffs could affect an estimated maximum of 153 persons. 

The negotiations are expected to start on 10 May 2023, and they are estimated to last at least six weeks.

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. +358 40 869 3186, [email protected]

Aleksi Ojala, SVP, Engine, Component & Training Operations p. +358 40 869 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.