KC-46, P-8 Production To Stop As Boeing Temporarily Shuts Down Facilities
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March 23, 2020 - by Valerie Insinna for defensenews.com
WASHINGTON — Production of the Air Force's KC-46 refueling tanker and the Navy's P-8 maritime surveillance plane will stop as Boeing shuts down all facilities in the Seattle area amid the coronavirus pandemic.
"Boeing plans to begin reducing production activity today and projects the suspension of such operations to begin on Wednesday, March 25, at sites across the Puget Sound area," the company said in a statement on Monday.
A Boeing spokesman confirmed that the impacted area includes the facilities in Everett and Renton, where the KC-46 and P-8 are made, respectively.
"We plan to temporarily suspend all production operations, including those relating to P-8 and KC-46A, in the...
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