Boeing to reopen some ops in Washington
The Seattle Times is reporting that Boeing told employees Friday afternoon (10 April) it will restart limited operations at a handful of its Washington state sites as early as Monday that had been shut down due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Those called back will be deployed at company defence programs — including the Navy’s P-8 anti-submarine plane built in Renton and the troubled Air Force KC-46 tanker built in Everett — as well as maintenance operations at Moses Lake in support of the grounded 737 MAXs stored there. Out of about 30,000 employees idled by the shutdown, Boeing will recall only about 2,500 employees. The company said it will provide the workers with personal protective equipment, including masks, and enforce social distancing measures.