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Airbus says reducing wing production for three weeks

A hangar is seen at Airbus' wing assembly plant at Broughton, near Chester

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus SE <AIR.PA> is reducing the production of aircraft wings for three weeks as it slows operations to put in place extra health and safety measures due to the coronavirus pandemic, the planemaker said on Thursday.

The move affects wing plants in Broughton, U.K., and Bremen, Germany.

Airbus, whose main industrial operations are shared between four European countries, resumed partial production in France and Spain on Monday at a slower rate than normal.

(Reporting by Tim Hepher; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)