15% Cut To Boeing Commercial Division To Hit Everett Plant

April 30, 2020

Everett Economy

Boeing Everett, WA doors

Mandatory layoffs may be coming to Everett.

“The aviation industry will take years to return to the levels of traffic we saw just a few months ago.” That’s a quote from a letter sent to employees Wednesday by Boeing President and CEO Dave Calhoun.

He announced a combination of cuts to people and production.

There will be an overall 10% reduction in employees across the company with even deeper reductions to the area Everett specializes in, commercial customers — more than 15% across the commercial airplanes and services businesses.

Calhoun outlined the following commercial airplane production rates specific to models assembled in Everett:

  • We plan to reduce the 787 production rate to 10 per month in 2020 and to 7 per month by 2022, continuing to evaluate the rate after that.
  • We also plan to reduce the combined 777 / 777X production rate to 3 per month in 2021 and take a measured approach to the 777X rate ramp.
  • The 767 and 747 production rates will remain unchanged.
  • Thursday morning Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin issued the following statement to MyEverettNews.com.

    “The public health crisis we’re facing is affecting every corner of our community. Our aerospace sector, like nearly every other sector in Everett, has taken a substantial hit. We’re a Boeing town, and when Boeing hurts, we all hurt. The effects of this will be widely felt throughout our community, and especially by the workers and families directly impacted. We’re also a resilient town, and we’ve weathered tough times before. I know we’ll get through this together.” —Mayor Cassie Franklin, City of Everett

    You can click here to see the complete letter Calhoun sent to Boeing employees.

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