[rtl]Boeing suspends its production in Washington State indefinitely[/rtl][rtl] [size=13]Kurdistan24, Erbil |
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ARBIL (Kurdistan 24) - The American Boeing Aircraft Industry Group announced an indefinite extension of activity in its factories in Washington State, due to the isolation measures adopted to counter the emerging Corona virus outbreak.
"Boeing extends the temporary suspension of its production activity at all of its locations in Buget Sound and Moses Lake indefinitely," the company said in a statement.
This announcement is an extension of measures that began to be implemented on March 25 in two factories located in Washington state in the northwest.
At the time, the group decided to suspend the activity in the factories and allow the employees who are able to do this to work from their homes, especially the administrative employees.
The company said at the time that the other employees would take a 10-day vacation, which would be a two-week salary.
The temporary suspension was to extend for two weeks and thus end on Wednesday.
The Everett plant is concerned with this procedure, and it specializes in assembling Boeing 777s, 747s, and 767s, and part of 787. One of its workers has died from Covid-19.
Since January, the production of the 737 MAX has been suspended in Washington state. These planes were frozen after two air strikes, which killed 346 people. The cost of this freeze has exceeded $ 18 billion and is expected to increase.
The group said it was assessing the situation on a daily basis in its other locations.
On Thursday, Boeing announced the start of a voluntary separation plan, without giving further details.
The $ 2200 billion economic support plan approved by Congress and approved by US President Donald Trump allocates $ 17 billion to companies deemed "essential to national security." This means, without naming it, the Boeing Company, which has requested the state financial support. Boyne employs about 70,000 people in Washington state.