Boeing suspends production of military aircraft

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US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Pennsylvania’s Boeing Aircraft Plant, which produces military helicopters and tilt rotor planes, closes before April 20 due to the spread of the coronavirus epidemic in the United States.

Boeing will suspend operations on the evening of April 3. According to the company, the plant produces military helicopters, including the H-47 Chinook, V-22 Osprey and MH-139A Gray Wolf. In addition, other works are carried out at the enterprise “on defense and commercial orders and design work,” the report says.

During the suspension, Boeing will continue to monitor the update of government guidelines and guidelines for controlling the proliferation of COVID-19 and will make further decisions.

The company said that those employees who can continue to work from home. Those who cannot work remotely will be paid a 10-day vacation (this is twice as much as is accepted by company policy).

Boeing actively collaborates with the US Air Force, although the military is far from always happy with the result. Recently the Air Force leadership filed a complaint against the aircraft manufacturer due to flaws in the refueling aircraft KS-46 Pegasus.

However, as reported Reuters, on the eve of the Air Force, decided to pay the airline giant almost $ 1 billion, which the customer kept, trying to fix the shortcomings.

The military decided to support their suppliers, although there were fewer flaws. On the contrary, just recently, a flying tanker discovered a new problem, jeopardizing both the aircraft itself and its crew.


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