Sen. Moran: Trump wants to soften blow over 737 Max

State News

December 27, 2019 - 10:07 AM

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran says President Donald Trump has given him assurances that Trump will try to soften the economic blow for Kansas from the suspension of production of the troubled Boeing 737 Max jetliner.

Boeing has announced plans to suspend 737 Max production in January, and Spirit AeroSystems is suspending its production in Wichita of fuselages. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has said the state may have to help pay Spirit workers.

Moran told The Wichita Eagle that in a Sunday phone call, Trump said he’d purchased an airplane in Wichita and knew the importance of aviation to the city.

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