Airbus suspends production in France & Spain

On Tuesday, in a statement Airbus said, it is stopping production and assembly activities at its plants in France and in Spain for the next four days.

Both governments are implementing new measures to restrict the movements and fight the coronavirus outbreak, said Airbus.

“This will allow sufficient time to implement stringent health and safety conditions in terms of hygiene, cleaning and self-distancing, while improving the efficiency of operations under the new working conditions,” said the planemaker.

Toulouse is home to Airbus’s largest assembly plants; it is also its headquarters.

The planemaker’s factories in Germany, where it has its second-largest cluster of assembly lines, as well as in Britain, where Airbus makes wings for its aircraft, can continue to operate for several days.

The development comes even as Airbus is seeing disruptions on deliveries with airlines delaying their decision to take possession of aircraft in order to conserve cash, said industry sources.

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