|26 March, 2020

Airbus says reducing wing production for three weeks

The move affects wing plants in Broughton, U.K., and Bremen, Germany

The logo of Airbus is pictured at the aircraft builder's headquarters of Airbus in Colomiers near Toulouse, France, November 15, 2019.

The logo of Airbus is pictured at the aircraft builder's headquarters of Airbus in Colomiers near Toulouse, France, November 15, 2019.

REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

PARIS - Airbus SE is reducing the production of aircraft wings for three weeks as it slows operations to put in place extra health and safety measures due to the coronavirus pandemic, the planemaker said on Thursday.

The move affects wing plants in Broughton, U.K., and Bremen, Germany.

Airbus, whose main industrial operations are shared between four European countries, resumed partial production in France and Spain on Monday at a slower rate than normal.

(Reporting by Tim Hepher Editing by Shri Navaratnam) ((Jamie.Freed@thomsonreuters.com; +61 2 9321 8174;))

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