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Fri Jan 10, 2020, 05:27 PM

Damn shame...

Huge hit for wichita...
But not unanticipated.....

Worked there over 10 years..was boeing then and now spirit..Will probably know a few of these guys...
That facility is predominately structures..would have had nothing to do with the flight software..
I wish both the workers and the company the best...


New York (CNN Business)Boeing's largest supplier is laying off a significant number of its employees because of the 737 Max production suspension.
Spirit AeroSystems (SPR), which makes fuselages for the Max as well as other items for Boeing, announced Friday that it is furloughing approximately 2,800 workers. Shares of the Wichita, Kansas-based company fell more than 1% in trading.
"The difficult decision announced today is a necessary step given the uncertainty related to both the timing for resuming 737 Max production and the overall production levels that can be expected following the production suspension," Spirit AeroSystems CEO Tom Gentile said in a press release.

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Maxheader Jan 2020 OP
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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Fri Jan 10, 2020, 05:33 PM

1. not that I'm giving boeing a bye.. but

To laid off workers, trumps thumb is solidly on the scale that caused their job loss.

Remember, it was trump that decideded to personally ground the planes, and he never really lifted that order. He has been doing his typical extortion racket against the company, and won't let it go until they grovel and pay him off.

It wasn't the faa, it was trump personally. While it was the right thing to do, it was the wrong way to do it.

Workers throughout the country feeling this are not happy with him.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 10, 2020, 07:27 PM

3. my recollection was that Trump worked behind the scenes to keep the planes

flying, but after one last incident he could no longer avoid doing something.
I would have to go back and look but my recollection was that Trump was no hero of any kind.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 10, 2020, 08:15 PM

4. I think we saying the same thing....

He wasnt a hero, but he made a point of bypassing the faa and grounding the planes very publically.

He most likely also kept them flying too long.

But i do recall also he got into a spat with the ceo. Never a good thing. For him, everything is win-lose.

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Fri Jan 10, 2020, 06:15 PM

2. And tRump be like: they shoulda listened to me

Wichita! This wouldnít have happened. I tried to help them. I said rebrand... thatís what they coulda ... but, no they didnít. No. They listened to the liberal regulators instead. Too bad ... and you know that Wichita. They hurt ... they donít care about ... and now you have to pay because they didnít listen to Donald J Trump. I tried to help. All they had to do ... rebrand ... but Democrats wouldnít ... Democrats hate America. Theyíre awful people ... they hate. You know that Wichita. But weíre gonna make America Great Again. Weíre gonna ... Wichita great again too. Youíll see. Wichitaís gonna be better than ever seen before ... ever before. Gonna be incredible ... with Donald Trump in charge. Incredible.

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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 03:36 PM

5. Adding a link: Spirit AeroSystems will lay off 2,800 workers after Boeing 737 Max halt

Spirit AeroSystems will lay off 2,800 workers after Boeing 737 Max halt

JANUARY 10, 2020 09:48 AM

Wichitaís largest employer, Spirit AeroSystems, announced Friday that it will lay off 2,800 workers due to uncertainty about production of the Boeing 737 Max. ... All 2,800 employees work in Wichita. The layoffs will be followed by further cuts later this month at the companyís Tulsa and McAlester, Oklahoma, locations, according to a news release sent out by the company.

Spirit may shed more jobs in the future, the news release said. The 2,800 workers represent more than a fifth of the companyís Wichita work force, according to the Greater Wichita Area Partnershipís most recent numbers. ... Hourly workers will start leaving the company Jan. 22 followed by salaried employees, who start leaving the company Feb. 7. All employees will receive compensation for the full 60-day notice period, according to a letter Spiritís CEO sent to employees Friday.



Spiritís economic success has been tied to that of Boeing ó and the 737 ó since the company formed as a spin-off of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... More than half of Spiritís revenue comes from the production of 737 aircraft components. The 737 Max was grounded worldwide in March after a pair of deadly crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia killed 346 people.

Before the 737 Max was grounded, Spirit was in the midst of an economic boom. In the past two years, the company has announced plans to add thousands of jobs and invest $1 billion in its Wichita factory. ... In return, Wichita and Sedgwick County agreed to pay $14.5 million for a building at Spiritís factory on South Oliver. The state of Kansas pitched in $23.5 million and agreed to allow the company to keep 95 percent of its new workersí state income taxes for up to 10 years. To fill those jobs, area organizations and universities have placed an increased focus on jobs training and scholarships.

The company planned to increase monthly production of the jets from 52 to 57 as early as June of this year. But that plan was taken off course by the 737 Max crashes. ... After the crashes, Boeing reduced its production to 42 of the jets a month. But Spirit continued building 52 fuselages a month in anticipation of a quick fix. ... That fix hasnít happened.

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