Boeing to resume commercial airplanes production in Puget Sound

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Boeing will resume all commercial airplanes production in a phased approach at its Puget Sound-region facilities next week, after suspending operations last month in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Approximately 27,000 people in the Puget Sound area will return to production of the 747, 767, 777 and 787 programs, supporting critical global transportation infrastructure, cargo services and national defense and security missions. The 737 program will resume working toward restarting production of the 737 MAX. Boeing South Carolina remains in a suspension of operations at this time. Earlier this week Boeing restarted mostly defense production operations in the region involving approximately 2,500 people.

Employees in the Puget Sound for the 737, 747, 767 and 777 models will return as early as third shift on April 20, with most returning to work by April 21.  Employees for the 787 program will return as early as third shift April 23, with most returning to work by April 24.

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