Boeing has confirmed plans to temporarily suspend
all 787 operations at Boeing South Carolina (BSC) until further
notice, starting at the end of second shift on Wednesday, 8 April
This impacts the Airport Campus, Emergent
Operations, Interiors Responsibility Center South Carolina and
Propulsion South Carolina.
“It is our commitment to focus on the health and
safety of our teammates while assessing the spread of the virus
across the state, its impact on the reliability of our global
supply chain and that ripple effect on the 787 program,” said Brad Zaback, vice president and general manager of the 787 Program and
BSC site leader. “We are working in alignment with state and local
government officials and public health officials to take actions
that best protect our people.”
BSC teammates who can work
remotely will continue to do so. Those who cannot work remotely
will receive paid leave for 10 working days of the suspension,
which is double the company policy. After 10 days, staff will
have the option to use a combination of available paid time off
benefits or file for emergency state unemployment benefits.
benefits will continue as normal during the suspension of
operations, regardless of how staff choose to record their time.
When the suspension is lifted, the 787 program will
take an orderly approach to restarting production with a focus on
safety, quality, integrity and meeting customer commitments.