Spirit AeroSystems [NYSE: SPR] has announced it will suspend Boeing work performed at its facilities in Wichita, Kansas, and in Tulsa and McAlester, Oklahoma, following Boeing´s announcement to temporarily suspend production at its Washington state facilities, the company said.
This temporary action will last until April 8. Spirit will continue to support 787 work for Boeing´s Charleston, South Carolina, facility as needed.
The company said it will continue to pay employees who are sent home during this two-week period due to the suspension of Boeing work.
Spirit will use the time to further deep clean and sanitize work spaces and facilities as we continue to take precautions to protect the health and safety of our team. Our focus is on a safe and orderly restart of operations.
Spirit AeroSystems Inc. designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the US, UK, France and Malaysia. The company´s core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world´s premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe.