Spirit Aerosystems implementing short workweek

June 07, 2019 - 10:41 am

Spirit Aerosystems is implementing short workweek starting Friday, June 21 in wake of 737 MAX issues.

The company is shortening the workweek from 40 to 32 hours for all salaried, management and executive employees working on commercial airplane programs. Employees on the Strategic Defense program are not impacted.

Employee contracts allows shortening workweeks to 32 hours for up to 10 weeks. 

Spirit said employees have the flexibility to take either Monday or Friday off during the workweek. Other options require management approval.

Spirit is attempting to reduce costs as it deals with the impacts of the 737 MAX grounding.

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