Spirit AeroSystems says that the company plans to maintain its 737 deliveries to Boeing at the current rate of 52 shipsets per month. This follows the recent announcement by Boeing that it will temporarily adjust its 737 production from 52 to 42 airplanes per month starting in mid-April 2019.

‘Spirit and Boeing have agreed to work together to minimize the disruption to Spirit operations and the supply chain,’ said Tom Gentile, Spirit AeroSystems president and CEO. ‘This is a challenging time for our industry, and we are working with our customer Boeing to support them as they focus on returning the MAX to service.’

Spirit will store accumulated 737 MAX shipsets at its facilities. Those shipsets will then be transferred to Boeing to support their production plan.

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