Airbus partially resumed assembly and production work in France and Spain on March 23, while Boeing’ll temporarily suspend the majority of its airplane production activity beginning March 25 as the two commercial aerospace giants continue working to keep their businesses running amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Today, many airlines, airports and manufacturers have closed their sites due to the spread of the virus. Most of the airline traffic has been suspended. Many companies are concerned about their employers’ health and have temporally suspended their activities. Others found solutions to fight the epidemic and continue their activities.
Safran, closed their site in the most affected areas. They decided to set cleaning and disinfection operations have been conducted. Some are working from home.
On the other hand, the Thales Group decided to continue their activities. But they have reinforced sanitary and safety instructions. They followed the directives of the governments of its countries of operation. Employers work from home whenever it is possible. The group has confirmed that they are trying their best to ensure the business continuity of its customers.
Airbus is following the local health authority guidance to fight the epidemic and protect their employers’ health. The company has updated its workplace safety to employees. Travel recommendations and directives have been sent to customers and visitors. They are all updated according to the latest developments.
Embraer is also working on how they can increase the availability of equipment and staff’s health. The company manufactured parts of ventilators and developed a high-efficiency filtration system for hospitals. So, they can transform regular hospital beds into intensive care beds. They are also working on valves and flow sensors for the respiratory industry in order to fight Covid-19.
As the virus is spreading very fast, the main concern for Rolls-Royce was to take care of their collaborators, their employees and support their customers and their communities. They followed the directives by the World Health Organization and adhered to government guidelines. As far as possible, employees are working from home using remote working tools and video conferencing. For people who are still working on site, social distancing has been advised.
Since Monday 23rd March, some activities have been partially resumed. They have imposed more safety guidelines for employees. Safran and Airbus re-opened their sites after a few days of deep cleaning and disinfection. While other companies opted for teleworking
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