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Waco Aircraft will be closed until April 14 to comply with an order from the Michigan governor for workers to stay home to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Waco Aircraft will be closed temporarily because of an order from the Michigan governor for workers to stay home to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. Photo by Chris Rose.

The boutique company based in Battle Creek produces new biplanes that hearken back to the Golden Age of flight. Craftsmen there build about a dozen new airplanes a year, and a sister company, Centennial Aircraft Services, specializes in restoring vintage airplanes.

“As we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic around the world, our thoughts and hearts go out to those most directly affected,” Waco said in a written statement. “We hope that you and your loved ones remain healthy and safe during this difficult time.”

Waco joins other aircraft firms in imposing temporary shutdowns due to the virus.

Dave Hirschman

Dave Hirschman

AOPA Pilot Editor at Large
AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Dave Hirschman joined AOPA in 2008. He has an airline transport pilot certificate and instrument and multiengine flight instructor certificates. Dave flies vintage, historical, and Experimental airplanes and specializes in tailwheel and aerobatic instruction.
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