March 23, 2020 / 4:54 PM / 18 days ago

Boeing to halt Washington state production temporarily due to coronavirus risks

SEATTLE, March 23 (Reuters) - Boeing Co will halt production temporarily at its twin-aisle jetliner factory in Washington state due to the spread of coronavirus, the U.S. planemaker said on Monday, following a similar move by European rival Airbus SE.

Confirming an earlier Reuters report, Boeing added that a temporary operations shutdown will last 14 days beginning March 25.

Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle

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