Aerospace Manufacturers Adjust to COVID-19 Pandemic Written 15 April 2020


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Aviation Today reports that “business aviation OEMs and avionics makers are adjusting to the COVID-19 landscape through various measures, including decreasing production and moving to deliver critical medical supplies and produce ventilators and other equipment to combat the virus.” A representative of Honda Aircraft Company said in an email, “Honda Aircraft Company has temporarily adjusted the HondaJet Elite production due to an anticipated decline in market demand due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic/ ... As the market impact of the fast-changing COVID-19 situation evolves further, Honda Aircraft Company will continue to evaluate conditions.” Honeywell said that it is “prioritizing the health and safety of our employees and will work with customers and suppliers to evaluate and address any potential supply chain disruptions.” Embraer “said that it has mobilized its supply chain to help build parts for COVID-19 ventilators and respirators and to develop high-efficiency filtration.” General Dynamics’ Gulfstream Aerospace “has kept its production lines for business aircraft open, and the company said on Apr. 7 that it has donated 3,500 N95 masks and more than 3,100 protection suits to U.S. hospitals and public health organizations.
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