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Airbus announced it will temporarily suspend production of the A220 and A320 lines of aircraft at its manufacturing facility in Mobile, Ala., as well as adapting commercial aircraft production and assembly activity at two of its German sites.
These measures are being taken due to high inventory levels at those sites and after the manufacturer heeded government recommendations and requirements that impact different stages of “the overall industrial production flow” in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to Airbus, the production pause in Mobile is expected to last until April 29, though certain on-site activities will continue — including aircraft maintenance. One of the German sites — Bremen — will see production paused until April 27, while Airbus’ Stade facility will suspend production until April 11, in order to implement the necessary health and safety measures during the outbreak.
Regardless of the production pauses, which also occurred at the company’s Spain and France facilities recently, Airbus said it remains committed to meeting customer demand.