CRESTVIEW — L3 Crestview Aerospace began laying off 130 employees from its Crestview facility on Thursday, according to a company spokesman.
Staff reductions result from decreased customer workload, the spokesman said. Affected employees will receive severance packages, as well as information regarding other L3 job opportunities and unemployment services, he added.
The aerostructures group in Crestview manufactures and modifies cabins, fuselages, tail booms and other detailed parts for commercial and military aircraft.
Crestview's location had about 1,000 employees including aircraft mechanics, electricians and logistics and management personnel before layoffs. Staff reductions will involve a range of positions.
L3 Crestview Aerospace was created in 2006, but its roots trace back to 1964 as Fairchild Industries. The company crafted military planes during the Vietnam War and conducted battle repairs on aircraft.