|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 26, 2020
|Restructuring and Related Activities [Abstract]|
|Restructuring Charges||Restructuring Charges
In the fourth quarter of 2019, in an effort to reduce the significant operating losses at our AeroSat business, we initiated a restructuring plan to reduce costs and minimize losses of our AeroSat antenna business. The plan narrows the initiatives for the AeroSat business to focus primarily on near-term opportunities pertaining to business jet connectivity. The plan has a downsized manufacturing operation remaining in New Hampshire, with significantly reduced personnel and operating expenses. Impairments and restructuring charges were recorded in 2019 as a result of the restructuring plan.
The Company incurred $0.4 million in additional restructuring charges associated with severance at AeroSat during the nine months ended September 26, 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the global economy, and particularly the aerospace industry, resulting in reduced expectations of the Company’s future operating results. As a result, the Company executed restructuring activities in the form of workforce reduction, primarily in the second quarter of 2020, to align capacity with expected demand. Additional restructuring charges of $0.2 million and $5.2 million in severance expense associated primarily with the Aerospace segment was recorded in the three and nine months ended September 26, 2020.
The following table reconciles the beginning and ending liability for restructuring charges relating to the Company’s restructuring plan described above:
The charge to Accrued Expenses and Other Current Liabilities is comprised of employee termination benefits expected to be paid within the next 12 months as well as the current portions of payments to be made under AeroSat’s non-cancelable inventory purchase commitments. The charge to Other Liabilities represents the non-current portions of payments to be made under AeroSat’s non-cancelable inventory purchase commitments. The non-cancelable purchase commitments are for inventory in the future which is not expected to be purchased prior to the expiration date of such agreements as a result of the restructuring plan.
The entire disclosure for restructuring and related activities. Description of restructuring activities such as exit and disposal activities, include facts and circumstances leading to the plan, the expected plan completion date, the major types of costs associated with the plan activities, total expected costs, the accrual balance at the end of the period, and the periods over which the remaining accrual will be settled.
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