Airbus, Boeing Make Production Decisions Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

(Aviation Today, Rockville MD, 24 March 2020) Airbus partially resumed assembly and production work in France and Spain on March 23, while Boeing will temporarily suspend the majority of its U.S.-based airplane production activity beginning March 25 as the two commercial aerospace giants continue working to keep their businesses running amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. “We’re advocating support of governments for the complete ecosystem across the industry, for our suppliers and customers, for example, through the use of export credit." Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury noted. [One wonders how the global spread of COVID-19 via many of their aircraft may affect their plans!]