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Detroit automakers keep masks on to keep the factories running

Detroit automakers keep masks on to keep the factories running

By: Joseph White
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 27th, 2020
Now, four months after a slow and sometimes bumpy restart in May, many General Motors Co GM.N, Ford Motor Co F.N and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV FCHA.MI factories are working at close to full speed, chasing a stronger-than-expected recovery in sales.
Raytheon cutting 15,000 jobs at Pratt & Whitney, Collins Aerospace and corporate offices in response to slump in aviation

Raytheon cutting 15,000 jobs at Pratt & Whitney, Collins Aerospace and corporate offices in response to slump in aviation

By: Stephen Singer
Source: Hartford Courant
Date of Publication: September 16th, 2020
The chief executive officer of Raytheon Technologies Corp. said Wednesday the aerospace and defense giant will cut 15,000 commercial aerospace jobs this year at Pratt & Whitney, Collins Aerospace and in corporate offices in response to the steep drop in aviation caused by COVID-19.
Boeing testing hand-held UV wand to sanitize cockpits, cabins

Boeing testing hand-held UV wand to sanitize cockpits, cabins

By: Eric M. Johnson
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: August 21st, 2020
Boeing Co said on Friday it is developing a hand-held wand that emits ultraviolet light to neutralize bacteria and viruses, part of a suite of methods to disinfect flight deck surfaces and controls, as well as surfaces throughout the cabin.
Our industry in the time of Coronavirus - Dow

Our industry in the time of Coronavirus - Dow

By: Jim Fitterling
Source: Dow Chemical
Date of Publication: May 30th, 2020
Dow Chemical CEO Jim Fitterling talks about how his company is adapting to meet the needs of safety and work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aerospace leaders say collaboration, government support help mitigate pandemic

Aerospace leaders say collaboration, government support help mitigate pandemic

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: July 20th, 2020
Deeper industry collaboration and government support will help Europe’s aerospace companies ride out the coronavirus pandemic, sector leaders said on Monday, as they juggle lower revenues with the need to invest in cleaner air travel for the future.
Coronavirus pandemic advances the march of 'cobots'

Coronavirus pandemic advances the march of 'cobots'

By: Rajesh Kumar Singh
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: July 20th, 2020
While a resurgence in coronavirus cases in Texas has brought many businesses to a screeching halt, eight robots have kept All Axis Machining’s metal fabrication facility in Dallas humming.
U.S. manufacturing activity hits 14-month high

U.S. manufacturing activity hits 14-month high

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: July 1st, 2020
U.S. manufacturing activity rebounded in June, hitting its highest level in more than a year as the broader economy reopened, but rising COVID-19 infections threaten the recovery.
As Sales Rise, Automakers Ramp Up Production - The New York Times

As Sales Rise, Automakers Ramp Up Production

By: Neal E. Boudette
Source: The New York Times
Date of Publication: June 24th, 2020
Demand has been stronger than expected since states began reopening, but some experts worry about the effect of a new surge in coronavirus cases.
Airlines Are Losing Money. They Will Still Buy a Lot of Planes - WSJ

Airlines Are Losing Money. They Will Still Buy a Lot of Planes

By: Jon Sindreu
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: June 16th, 2020
Investors don’t seem to trust the multi-year order backlogs of Boeing and Airbus, but airlines can’t easily walk back plane-purchase commitments.
BIO_ Moderna, Merck execs see possible speed bumps in COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing _ FiercePharma

BIO: Moderna, Merck execs see possible speed bumps in COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing

By: Eric Sagonowsky
Source: FiercePharma
Date of Publication: June 11th, 2020
The companies will have to overcome many obstacles to quickly produce a COVID-19 vaccine.