Virus hits planemakers as Airbus, Boeing shutter China plants

Feb. 5, 2020
Engine maker Safran has also closed down its operations, reports Bloomberg News.

BEIJING - The aerospace industry is joining carmakers in shuttering Chinese plants in response to the coronavirus outbreak, with Airbus SE halting an assembly line and Boeing Co. and Safran SA also closing facilities, reports Bloomberg NewsContinue reading original article

The Intelligent Aerospace take:

February 5, 2020-The outbreak of the coronavirus coincided with China's lunar new year celebrations which sees tens of millions of Chinese traveling and industry, including manufacturing, takes a pause. That pause will be continued as Boeing's finishing plant in Zhoushan will remain closed at least until next week along with Airbus and Safran facilities.

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Intelligent Aerospace

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