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Boeing Soars On Plan to Reopen Seattle-Area Jetliner Factories

  • About 27,000 people will return next week to assembly lines
  • CEO sees U.S. airline aid as a step on ‘long road to recovery’
A Boeing 777X sits on the assembly floor at the company’s facility in Everett, Washington on March 6.
A Boeing 777X sits on the assembly floor at the company’s facility in Everett, Washington on March 6.Photographer: Chona Kasinger/Bloomberg
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Boeing Co. shares jumped after the company unveiled plans to restart jetliner manufacturing in the Seattle area next week, ending a shutdown that began last month because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

About 27,000 people will return to final assembly lines for twin-aisle jets such as the 747, 777 and 787 Dreamliner, the company said in a statement Thursday. Boeing will also resume its work toward restarting production of the 737 Max, which was halted in January. The Max has been grounded for more than a year after two deadly crashes.