Boeing did the same thing back in 97 when they bought out McDonnell Douglas. Hundreds got laid-off when they turned all the C-17's bulkheads became billet. A one piece part , instead of 50-60 parts per bulkhead and all the man hours it took to put one together. All it took was one person, a slab of Aluminum on a CNC milling machine. Punch a button, grab your paper, get up to change the tool every once in a while. They saved Millions in medical insurance alone.
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