Boeing supplier Spirit announces layoffs due to virus, 737 MAX impacts

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Boeing supplier Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc (SPR.N) announced on Wednesday a 21-day layoff for staff doing production and support work for Boeing’s (BA.N) 737 program.

Spirit said the temporary layoffs and furloughs, effective June 15, are due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty surrounding the 737 MAX’s return to service following fatal crashes.

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