Aircraft interiors company Safran Cabin is suspending production for two weeks starting Thursday at sites in Bellingham, Marysville and Newport that employ about 1,500.
Sen. Maria Cantwell in an interview welcomed the aid for the aviation world, but the money comes with strings attached that Boeing may not accept.
The Seattle-based airline cited the "historic and unprecedented falloff in demand related to the COVID-19 outbreak across the U.S. and beyond."
Layoffs and uncertainty about the future hit home at Washington's aerospace suppliers as Boeing and the airlines struggle with impacts of the coronavirus crisis.
"We evaluate Canada and Mexico daily but are still operating into these countries," a message to pilots said.
Boeing said it plans to begin reducing production activity today.
Co-workers and a union official who confirmed his death said the man was an inspector who worked on the 787 Dreamliner in Everett.
Boeing, reading the tea leaves, said Friday afternoon that it will suspend dividends and share buybacks until further notice, and will not pay CEO Dave...
"It's extremely unsettling," said one 777X employee who has been at Boeing more than a decade. "This is the most panicked I've ever seen the...