April 27, 2020
The Boeing’s reductions of aircraft production affects the Japanese aircraft industry, which supplies a large number of aircraft parts to the Boeing. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries announced on April 23, 2020 that it temporarily stopped the operation of Oye plant that supplies airframe parts following the suspension of aircraft production by Boeing due to the spread of COVID-19. The operation of Oye plant will be suspended for a maximum of 10 days during May 11 to May 29.
ShinMaywa Industries, which manufactures aircraft parts, also announced on April 24 that it will suspend the production lines for aircraft parts for Boeing at three plants in Hyogo Prefecture. The company will suspend production for about a month from the end of April.