Airbus orders 4-day production suspension at facilities in France, Spain

Airbus has announced plans for a four-day suspension in operations at its plants in France and Spain due to the spread of the coronavirus, the company said.

The suspension will allow sufficient time to implement stringent health and safety conditions in terms of hygiene, cleaning and self-distancing, while improving the efficiency of operations under the new working conditions.

French President Emmanuel Macron ordered stringent restrictions on people´s movements to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

France´s aerospace capital of Toulouse is home to Airbus´s largest assembly plants as well its headquarters.