Airbus mulls plans to slow or halt output as coronavirus-led travel ban stings


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Airbus mulls plans to slow or halt output as coronavirus-led travel ban stings

Airbus SE, the Leiden, Netherlands-based EU’s flagship aircraft carrier, has been brewing off a plan to slow or stall its production lines if France decides to an Italy-like drastic lockdown to slow down the spread of coronavirus which had infected more than 55,000 people in the bloc, at least two sources familiar with the issue unveil late on Monday, the 16th of March 2020.

Apart from that, the sources were also quoted saying on condition of anonymity that the plans of Airbus SE, EU’s flagship airliner which had seized the global aviation industry crown from United States’ Boeing Co. last year, involved a number of contingency measures ranging from a progressive slowdown to a complete stall of production at the aircraft carrier manufacturer’s main assembling lines in France, Germany, Spain and Britain.

Meanwhile, confirming the quotes of the sources on later part of the day, an Airbus spokesman said, “As we speak, our production facilities are open with strict health and safety protocols following national regulations.

We are permanently following the situation and developments in our home production countries. We are looking at all kinds of scenarios to maintain business continuity. ”