We're not in in Kansas anymore: Boeing 737 MAX supplier Spirit to lay off workersChristian Fernsby ▼ | January 11, 2020
Spirit AeroSystems issued a notice under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of layoffs affecting approximately 2,800 employees from its Wichita, Kansas facility.
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This decision allows Spirit to begin aligning its cost structure to the production suspension and, after such suspension, what Spirit expects will be production levels lower than Spirit’s levels in 2019.
Spirit is a significant supplier on the 737 MAX program, with its workshare accounting for 70 percent of the airplane’s structure.
This includes the entire fuselage, thrust reversers, engine pylons and wing components.
In addition, the MAX represents more than 50 percent of Spirit’s annual revenue. ■