Boeing 737 Max major supplier to lay off thousands of workers

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc., which supplies Boeing Co. 737 Max jets with fuselage, wing components, and other major structures, said Friday it would lay off about 2,800 workers at its Kansas plant and plan more layoffs in the coming weeks. Shares of Spirit SPR, -4.25%  fell more than 2% on Friday, and shares of Boeing…

Boeing 737 Max major supplier to lay off thousands of workers

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc., which supplies Boeing Co. 737 Max jets with fuselage, wing components, and other major structures, said Friday it would lay off about 2,800 workers at its Kansas plant and plan more layoffs in the coming weeks. Shares of Spirit

SPR, -4.25%

 fell more than 2% on Friday, and shares of Boeing

BA, -1.91%

 were down more than 1%. The 737 Max planes have been grounded worldwide since March after two deadly crashes less than five months apart were linked to a faulty anti-stall system. The plane’s return-to-service timeline has been stretched for months, and Boeing announced a 737 Max production halt in December. The 737 Max’s return to the skies was further clouded on Thursday after a trove of internal emails sent to Congress showed Boeing workers mocking the 737 Max’s design and bragging
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