Boeing has extended the temporary suspension of its production in Washington state for an indefinite period of time due to the Coronavirus crisis.
The manufacturing stop first came into effect on March 25, and was initially planned to end after 14 days.
Now, the company is extending the shutdown of its plants in the ‘Puget Sound’ area (Seattle and Everett), as well as in Moses Lake, without a specified end date. It cannot be estimated how long this will last, as the suspension completely depends on the developing health situation in the middle of this ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.
Boeing says that it is monitoring government guidance regarding actions on Covid-19.
Employees that are required for ‘essential site and services work’ will continue with their jobs. Everyone who is able to work from home should also continue to do so, the manufacturer says. It has not stated whether its production workforce would continue to be paid.
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Jakob Wert is an aviation journalist from Germany. He built up the website IFN.news and is the Editor-In-Chief of International Flight Network.