Airbus dismisses 16 employees in German compliance investigation

December 1, 2019 9:55 AM

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Airbus (NYSE: AIR) has dismissed 16 employees without notice in relation to an investigation into the potential misuse of client documents, a spokesman for the group said on Sunday, confirming a newspaper report.

Munich prosecutors launched the investigation in September after the company notified the authorities about potential irregularities involving the documents, which relate to two German procurement deals. [nL5N2695FU]

German weekly Welt am Sonntag first reported the dismissal of the 16 employees.

(Reporting by Christoph Steitz; Editing by David Clarke)