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Spirit AeroSystems offers employees voluntary layoffs


January 5, 2020

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita aircraft parts maker Spirit AeroSystems offered its employees on Monday voluntary layoffs as it grapples with the fallout from the suspension of production for the troubled Boeing 737 Max jetliner.

Chief Executive Officer Tom Gentile told employees in a letter that the voluntary layoffs come as the company lacks "clarity on the timing for resuming MAX production or a firm production rate schedule when it does resume."

The move comes weeks after Boeing announced the suspension of the 737 MAX program.

Gentile said Spirit will likely have to reduce its workforce,...

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