MONTREAL — GE Aviation is laying off 13 per cent of its production workforce in Bromont, Que., following Boeing’s decision to suspend production of its 737 Max aircraft.
A company spokesman says the 70 affected employees were told Friday that the company needs to adapt its output to market conditions and that the situation was temporary.
General Electric and Safran Aircraft Enginex jointly own CFM International, which has built the engines for the beleaguered aircraft that has been grounded since March 2019 following two fatal crashes that occurred five months apart.
Nearly 600 of the facility’s 900 employees are assigned to production.
Boeing’s main supplier, Spirit AeroSystems, also said on Friday that it plans to lay off some 2,800 workers — about 20 per cent of its total workforce — at its site in Wichita, Kan.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 10, 2020.
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