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WSU Tech announced it will offer scholarships to workers laid off because of the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max.

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Spirit AeroSystems said Thursday it has reached an agreement with Boeing to resume production of the 737 Max, but at reduced levels.

Boeing's troubled 737 Max airplane will now remain grounded from passenger service until at least June or July, which is months later than the company had previously suggested.

And that means airlines will likely cancel Max flights through the busy summer travel season.

The three U.S. airlines that fly the 737 Max, American, Southwest, and United, had already removed the planes from their flight schedules into early June.

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Dennis Muilenburg, the embattled CEO of Boeing, is resigning from his post, the aerospace giant announced Monday.

The company says its board of directors has named David Calhoun, the current chairman, as successor.

Boeing has been under intense scrutiny in recent months as it has tried to move beyond a major crisis prompted by deadly accidents involving its 737 Max series planes that threatens the stability of the company. Officials worldwide ordered the grounding of its aircraft type following two crashes that killed 346 people.

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Spirit AeroSystems said Friday it will suspend production of the 737 Max beginning Jan. 1.

The company says Boeing ordered Spirit to halt all 737 deliveries. The 737 Max was grounded in March following two fatal crashes overseas.

Spirit did not say how the production suspension would affect its workforce of more than 13,000 people. The company is Wichita's largest private employer.

Spirit makes more than 70 percent of the 737 at its south Wichita plant.

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Kansas may help pay workers at Spirit AeroSystems if the grounded Boeing 737 Max doesn't return to the sky soon, Gov. Laura Kelly said.

Kelly said she talked with Spirit CEO Tom Gentile on Tuesday, one day after Boeing announced that it was temporarily halting production of the 737 Max as it struggles to get approval from regulators to put the plane back in service.

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CHICAGO — Boeing Co. said Monday that it will temporarily stop producing its grounded 737 Max jet starting in January as it struggles to get approval from regulators to put the plane back in the air.

The Chicago-based company said production would halt at its plant with 12,000 empoyees in Renton, Washington, near Seattle.

Boeing said it doesn't expect any layoffs as a result of the production halt "at this time." But layoffs could ripple through some of the 900 companies that supply parts for the plane.