January 23, 2019 / 10:32 PM / 2 months ago

Boeing says prolonged government shutdown could hurt business: CNBC

FILE PHOTO: Employees are pictured as the first Boeing 737 MAX 7 is unveiled in Renton, Washington, U.S. February 5, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Redmond/File Photo

(Reuters) - Boeing Co has warned that a prolonged U.S. government shutdown could hurt its business as well as the broader aviation industry, CNBC reported on Wednesday, citing an emailed statement from the plane-maker.

The world’s largest aircraft manufacturer said the partial U.S. government shutdown has not had a material impact on its business to date, but it may begin to weigh on its operational efficiency and pose other challenges for the aviation sector in general, CNBC reported.

Boeing did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment.

Reporting by Rachit Vats in Bengaluru; Editing by Sai Sachin Ravikumar

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