Wichita’s Spirit AeroSystems to put 2,100 back to work starting next week

Boeing Airlines is ramping up production in Seattle, putting 27,000 to work.

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April 17, 2020 - 5:08 PM

The airline industry, for one, is standing in line for government aid. Photo by (Mike Siegel/Seattle Times/TNS)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A major aircraft parts supplier in Kansas is expected to bring about 2,100 furloughed workers back to work next week as Boeing prepares to resume production of its commercial airplanes.

Spirit AeroSystems also is planning resume work for more than 1,700 other workers in Wichita over the next three weeks, The Wichita Eagle reported.

“As our customer, Boeing, begins to resume production, Spirit AeroSystems will work with our employees, customers and suppliers to begin a phased-in return to work for some furloughed employees,” Spirit spokeswoman Keturah Austin said.

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