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Boeing is set to gradually resume production of all commercial aircraft at its Puget Sound-region facilities next week. The Washington state facilities have been closed for nearly a month amid the coronavirus pandemic.
This way, almost 27,000 Boeing employees in the Puget Sound area will return to work and resume production of the 747, 767, 777 and 787 aircraft.
The company said in a statement that people contributing to the production of the 737, 747, 767 and 777 will get back on 20-21 April, meanwhile those working with the 787 program will return on 23-24 April.
“This phased approach ensures we have a reliable supply base, our personal protective equipment is readily available and we have all of the necessary safety measures in place to resume essential work for our customers”, said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and senior executive in the Pacific Northwest.
Also, Boeing highlighted that after its staff resumes producing the 737 program, they will continue working towards certification and re-start of 737 MAX production.
Earlier Boeing also announced about the suspension of production at its South Carolina facilities. Therefore, this measure remains effective further.