Boeing restarted 737 Max production just hours after saying it would lay off thousands of workers

Workers are pictured next to a Boeing 737 Max 9 airplane on the tarmac of the Boeing Renton Factory in Renton, Washington on March 12, 2019.JASON REDMOND/AFP/GettyBoeing has resumed production of the 737 Max, the same day it announced it was laying off nearly 7,000 workers.The plane was grounded worldwide in March 2019, and production…

Boeing restarted 737 Max production just hours after saying it would lay off thousands of workers

Workers are pictured next to a Boeing 737 Max 9 airplane on the tarmac of the Boeing Renton Factory in Renton, Washington on March 12, 2019.JASON REDMOND/AFP/GettyBoeing has resumed production of the 737 Max, the same day it announced it was laying off nearly 7,000 workers.The plane was grounded worldwide in March 2019, and production had been suspended since January 2020.Boeing has about 450 completed planes in storage, which it has not been able to deliver to customers due to the grounding.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.Boeing has resumed production of the 737 Max, the company said on Wednesday, more than five months after it paused its assembly lines.The announcement came just hours after Boeing said it would lay off 6,770 workers, “the first” of a wave of layoffs expected this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Work at the Boeing facility in Renton, Washington, where the 737 Max is built has been suspended since January. Boeing has continued manufacturing the plane throughout it
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