Boeing’s Dreamliner engine maker is cutting 4,600 jobs

Britain’s Rolls-Royce said cutting 4,600 jobs will save the company $536 million a year.

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It is the latest attempt by CEO Warren East to simplify the business and generate more cash, according to Reuters.

The job cuts announced on Thursday come at a time when the company  has been hit by problems with some aero-engines that has upset clients.

Parts in some versions of the Trent 1000 engine which powers the Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet are not lasting as long as expected, forcing the company to ground planes to carry out inspections.

Rolls-Royce has 55,000 employees worldwide of which 26,000 are in Britain.

The latest cuts follow the nearly 5,000 jobs cut after a series of profit warnings in 2014, said Reuters.

The company said the job cuts would predominantly be in the UK where most of its corporate and support functions are based.

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