Following Boeing’s announcement to temporarily suspend production at its Washington state facilities, Spirit AeroSystems has suspended Boeing work performed at its facilities in Wichita, Kansas, and in Tulsa and McAlester, Oklahoma. The action began on March 25, and will last until April 8. Spirit will continue to support 787 work for Boeing’s Charleston, South Carolina, facility as needed.
Th company will continue to pay employees who are sent home during this two-week period due to the suspension of Boeing work. It will use the time to further deep clean and sanitize work spaces and facilities.
“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,” the company said in a press release.
Operations in support of the company’s defense customers, Airbus, aftermarket and MRO, third party fabrication work, other non-Boeing work, and other growth programs will continue.
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