Boeing wants production for its long-haul 787 “Dreamliner” jet to restart. Operations at the plants in the state of South Carolina will resume next weekend, the company said.
Boeing had temporarily suspended production on April 8 due to the pandemic. Various security measures have since been implemented, the company said.
The announcement was well received by investors, with the stock turning positive after the exchange. Last week, Boeing had already begun gradually ramping up production at its factories in the Puget Sound region near Seattle, Washington state. However, production of the Airbus arch-rival will initially remain severely restricted due to a production freeze on the 737 Max, which has been in force since January, which has been banned from taking off worldwide after two plane crashes.