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Coronavirus: Boeing and Airbus announce further production suspensions

Boeing Airbus production suspensions, coronavirus

Boeing said on 6 April it will temporarily suspend all 787 operations at Boeing South Carolina, with Airbus announcing on the same day that it will be adapting commercial aircraft production and assembly activities at its Northern Germany and Alabama sites.

The Boeing South Carolina production suspension will be effective until further notice, impacting the Airport Campus, Emergent Operations, Interiors Responsibility Center South Carolina and Propulsion South Carolina.

Boeing says it will continue to conduct enhanced cleaning activities at the site and monitor the global supply chain as the situation evolves.

Airbus Germany and Alabama sites

Airbus is temporarily adapting commercial aircraft production and assembly activity at its German sites in Bremen and Stade and pausing production at its A220/A320 manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama in response to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic.

The manufacturer said its commercial aircraft production and assembly activities in Bremen will be paused from 6 April until 27 April.

Airbus’ Stade facility will pause production and assembly from 5 to 11 April inclusive, with some additional pause days in the following weeks in certain production departments. Key business support services will continue on both sites.

At the manufacturer’s site in Mobile, the pause in production is expected to last until 29 April.

Certain activities will continue on site, including building and installation maintenance, aircraft maintenance, some critical product safety and customer driven operations, receipt and control of materials and components, critical administrative support and preparation of activity restart.

All ongoing work in Bremen and Stade in Germany and Mobile in the US will be done in adherence to the required hygiene measures and social distancing.

Airbus has been actively supporting efforts globally to tackle the coronavirus crisis and carrying out extensive work in coordination with its social partners to ensure the health and safety of its employees.

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