Another 5,520 U.S. employees decided to voluntarily quit their jobs after the company offered them some economic incentives. The company said it expects “thousands of layoffs” to continue in the coming months. In April, Boeing announced that it would reduce 10 percent of its workforce by the end of 2020, 160,000 staff cuts worldwide.
The Boeing crisis is due to a sharp drop in the demand for airplanes during the pandemic, even if the company was already in difficulty due to the 737 MAX flight ban, due to several serious accidents that occurred last year, which had led to the suspension of aircraft production. Production has now resumed, but first deliveries may not arrive before the third quarter of 2020.