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Boeing And Airbus Halt Production; Future Of Airplane Manufacturing Uncertain

Airbus and Boeing halt production of its jets because of the coronavirus. Orders for new planes have fallen as air travel has plummeted due to the pandemic.
Employees work on Airbus SE A321 fuselages at the company's final assembly line facility in Mobile, Ala. in 2017. Source: Bloomberg

Two more big airplane manufacturing facilities are shutting down because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Airbus is temporarily halting production at its manufacturing plant in Mobile, Ala., where it makes A220 and A320 passenger jets, idling about 1,100 employees. And

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