Spirit AeroSystems, A Major Supplier Of Boeing’s 737 Max Jets, Lays Off 2,800 Staff

A Boeing 737 Max airplane being built for Norwegian Air International taxis for a test flight, at Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Wash. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption toggle caption Ted S. Warren/AP A Boeing 737 Max airplane being built for Norwegian Air International taxis for a test flight, at Renton Municipal Airport in Renton,…

Spirit AeroSystems, A Major Supplier Of Boeing’s 737 Max Jets, Lays Off 2,800 Staff

A Boeing 737 Max airplane being built for Norwegian Air International taxis for a test flight, at Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Wash.

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Jet parts maker Spirit AeroSystems announced Friday it was laying off thousands of employees, the latest impact of the halt in production of Boeing’s troubled 737 Max planes. The Wichita-based company said the staff cuts will affect roughly 2,800 employees. It said it came to the decision because it is unclear when Boeing will resume making the once in-demand aircraft. Boeing’s Max planes have been grounded worldwide since March, following a pair of deadly crashes in 2018 and 2019 killed a combined 346 people. News of the Spirit AeroSystems layoffs comes a day after Boeing r
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