Boeing Has Officially Stopped Making 737 MAX Airplanes
The shutdown could also hurt the US economy
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January 21, 2020 - by Chris Isidore for cnn.com
- The shutdown could also hurt the US economy.
The assembly line in Renton, Washington, has stopped building Boeing's bestselling plane, the company confirmed late Monday.
Boeing announced plans to temporarily halt production for an undetermined period in December, but it had not previously announced a precise day for the shutdown.
Boeing will not furlough or lay off workers because of the shutdown, but pain will ripple through its supply chain and could hurt America's economic growth. The shutdown will make restarting production and recovering from the crisis more difficult for Boeing once it finally gets permission for the plane to fly again.
Although Boeing couldn't deliver the 737 Max planes to customers, the company continued to build the jets, albeit at a slightly reduced pace of 42 a month.
It now has about 400 completed jets parked in Washington and Texas, waiting to be delivered to airlines around the world.
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