Spirit announced on March 24, to suspend work production following Boeing’s announcement to suspend production at their Washington state facilities.
Spirit has closed operations for performing Boeing work for their Wichita facilities, also in Tulsa and McAlester, OK. The order begins March 25, and will last for the next two weeks – ending on April 08. During this time, Spirit will continue to support 787 work for Boeing’s Charleston, South Carolina, facility as needed.
Employees will still receive pay during this two-week period.
Spirit and Boeing facilities are expected to undergo a deep clean; workstations will be sanitized as proper precautions are taken to protect the safety of staff. The company focus is on a safe and orderly restart of operations.
When production does resume in the Boeing programs, there could be some potential new additions in their workforce actions.
At this time, operations in support of the defense customers, Airbus, aftermarket and MRO, third party fabrication work, other non-Boeing work, and other growth programs will continue. Those employees should expect to work their regular schedules.
Spirit continues to monitor ongoing events as result of the COVID-19 pandemic and will take precautions and make adjustments to its operations as needed for safety.