Airbus has a different approach to the situation. They think it is cheaper to keep employees now - even with orders slowing - than to fire and rehire them when business picks up. In the past this has caused several problems with Boeing, last time they had fired 1000s of employees and when they had to be rehired during the boom they first had to train them and had serious quality issues which led to a shut-down of several assembly lines. This was extremly costly. I think Airbus wants to avoid this, especially the drain of skilled workers.