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Boeing plans 14-day airplane factory shutdown

23 Mar 2020, 17:25 UTC
Boeing plans 14-day airplane factory shutdown
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Boeing will temporarily shut down airplane production at its plant in Renton (pictured) and in Everett. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota)
In the wake of the first reported death of an employee in Puget Sound due to COVID-19, Boeing announced today that it’s begun the process of shutting down production operations at its facilities in the Seattle area.
A 14-day suspension is due to begin on March 25, Boeing said in a news release. The suspension will also apply to maintenance activities at Moses Lake, Wash., where more than 250 grounded 737 MAX planes are parked.
The company said the suspension would provide an opportunity to assess the impact of the “accelerating spread of the coronavirus in the region.”
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