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Aerospace & Defense

Key Boeing supplier Mitsubishi Heavy runs into virus turbulence

Monthlong shutdown of Nagoya plant exposes depth of risks

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by All Nippon Airways: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries supplies wingboxes for the model.

TOKYO/NAGOYA -- After long enjoying its role as a major component supplier for Boeing's flagship 787 Dreamliner, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is now finding its dependence on the U.S. aircraft builder has more of the makings of a nightmare in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

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