Spirit AeroSystems to furlough about 900 hourly workers
June 10, 2020
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Spirit AeroSystems will furlough about 900 hourly employees who work on the Boeing 737 program, the company said Wednesday.
Spirit will implement the 21-day furloughs beginning Monday through July 6, the Wichita Eagle reported.
The furloughs are needed because of the continued effect of COVID-19 on the airline industry and the uncertainty surrounding the return to service of the 737 Max, Spirit spokeswoman Keturah Austin said.
The company employs around 13,000 people full-time in the area.
"This difficult decision was made to help safeguard the financial health and st...