Spirit AeroSystems announced Friday it would lay off 1,450 employees at its Wichita plant amid the reduced demand for commercial airplanes.
It was the latest blow for what traditionally has been Wichita’s largest employer.
Friday’s news follows layoffs in January, a production halt in March and furloughs in April.
The company’s initial problems were caused by the grounding of Boeing’s troubled 737 Max, Spirit’s most important program.
The latest setbacks are a result of the coronavirus pandemic, which has decimated commercial air travel globally.