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Mon Dec 16, 2019, 06:23 AM

Shutdown likely at Boeing Renton as 737 MAX crisis extends [View all]

Source: Seattle Times

Shutdown likely at Boeing Renton as 737 MAX crisis extends

Dec. 15, 2019 at 4:29 pm | Updated Dec. 15, 2019 at 6:59 pm

Dominic Gates

Seattle Times aerospace reporter

The Boeing board is weighing a proposal from top management to temporarily shut down 737 production in Renton, with an announcement likely either after the financial markets close Monday or early Tuesday, according to a person close to the decision makers, who are meeting Sunday and Monday in Chicago.

Itís likely Boeing will stop 737 MAX production this week or next and keep the assembly lines closed until the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) clears the jet to return to commercial service, which is currently expected around mid-February or early March, the person said.
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Ahead of the Christmas break, the imminent shutdown is tough news for Boeingís Renton workforce, though not unexpected nine months into the grounding of the MAX and shortly after government officials telegraphed that itís likely to extend to almost a year.

The person close to the discussions said Boeing intends to do what it can to have ďas little impact on employees as possible.Ē He said the company will transfer some of the roughly 12,000 people who work in Renton to other production facilities in the region, including the Auburn parts plant and the Everett widebody jet plant.
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Read more: https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/shutdown-likely-at-boeing-renton-as-737-max-crisis-extends/

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