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Boeing’s announcement that it is suspending production of the 737 Max will impact manufacturers in the U.S. as well as any Canadian shops who provide parts for the aircraft.

A news report by Canadian Business online, notes that the production stoppage will disrupt a network of about 900 companies that supply parts for the Max and other 737 models.

The aircraft manufacturer said it will suspend the 737 Max product starting in January, 2020 and has a backlog of about 400 737 Max aircraft.

The production suspension is also impacting Canadian airlines, according to The Toronto Star, which quotes Robert Kokonis, president of Toronto-based consulting firm AirTrave Inc. who notes in the story that “it’s crimping growth” for Canadian airlines.
And a CNN Business story notes that it’s uncertain when the Max will fly again and that “the agency and company say they are working to first make sure the plane is completely safe.”

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