The coronavirus has been more deadly on the economy than anything in hundreds of years. But this? Rolls-Royce (a British plane engine and car manufacturer) has proposed to get rid of 9000 jobs. Warren East, CEO of Rolls-Royce has announced: “This is not a crisis of our making. But it is the crisis that we face and we must deal with it. Our airline customers and airframe partners are having to adapt and so must we. Being told that there is no longer a job for you is a terrible prospect and it is especially hard when all of us take so much pride in working for Rolls-Royce. But we must take difficult decisions to see our business through these unprecedented times. Governments across the world are doing what they can to assist businesses in the short-term, but we must respond to market conditions for the medium-term until the world of aviation is flying again at scale, and governments cannot replace sustainable customer demand that is simply not there. We have to do this right, which means we will work closely with our employee and trade union representatives as appropriate, look at any viable alternatives to mitigate the impact, consult with everyone affected and treat our people with dignity and respect.” This is terrible news, not only for the UK, but for the entire aviation industry! I thought the aviation industry was doing badly; not only are airlines suffering, but engine manufacturers too! It looks like there are going to be less and less engines now. Nobody is ever going to want to be in the aviation industry if those 9000 jobs are cut. 20th of May 2020.