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Spirit AeroSystems suspends Boeing production work

Last updated on 4/8/2020

The announcement follows Boeing’s temporary suspension of Puget Sound production activity due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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Following Boeing’s March 23 announcement to temporarily suspend production at its Washington state facilities, Spirit AeroSystems (Wichita, Kan., U.S.) reported on March 24 that it will also suspend Boeing work performed at its facilities in Wichita, Kansas, and in Tulsa and McAlester, Oklahoma. This action will begin Wednesday, March 25, and last 14 calendar days, until April 8. Spirit says it will continue to support 787 work for Boeing’s Charleston, South Carolina, facility as needed.

“We will continue to pay employees who are sent home during this two-week period due to the suspension of Boeing work,” Spirit says.

The company will use the time to further deep clean and sanitize work spaces and facilities, and will focus on a safe and orderly restart of operations.

“When production does resume on our Boeing programs, we will align our costs and workforce to the new level of production set by Boeing. This could potentially include additional workforce actions,” Spirit says.

Operations in support of defense customers, Airbus, aftermarket and MRO, third party fabrication work, other non-Boeing work, and other growth programs will continue. Those employees should expect to work their regular schedules.  

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