design and manufacture of aero-structures worldwide. It offers structural components, such as fuselage, propulsion, and wing systems for commercial, military, and business jet aircraft. The company?s fuselage systems include forward, mid, and rear fuselage sections; propulsion systems comprise nacelles, struts/pylons, and engine structural components; and wing systems consist of wings, wing components, and flight control surfaces. It also designs and manufactures structural components for military aircraft, including low observables that are radar absorbent and translucent materials; rotorcraft; and other military products. In addition, Spirit AeroSystems Holdings offers aftermarket services, such as spares, maintenance, repair, and overhaul, as well as engages in the sale of natural gas. The company, formerly known as Mid-Western Aircraft Systems Holdings, Inc., is headquartered in Wichita, Kansas. Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. is a subsidiary of Onex Corporation.
knowledge and personnel including engineering, materials testing, NC programming, planning, and supply chain management.
We have extensive experience in providing on-time customer delivery from our world-class facilities where we manufacture composite and metal nacelle hardware, and well as metal pylon hardware. We design and manufacture with innovative material applications using the latest technology including complex machining, composites, and noise abatement
Thrust Reverser, Pylon
PW2037 Inlet, Fan Cowl, Thrust Reverser, Core Cowl
PW4256 Inlet, Fan Cowl, Thrust Reverser, Core Cowl, Pylon
PW4256 Inlet, Fan Cowl, Thrust Reverser, Core Cowl, Pylon
GE90/115K, PW4080/4090, RR Trent800
Thrust Reverser, Fan Cowl, Inlet, Pylon
Our AeroStructures business units are located in Tulsa and McAlester, Oklahoma, and at Prestwick and Samlesbury in the UK.
Tulsa and McAlester, Oklahoma
In Tulsa, Oklahoma, we fabricate Boeing 737, 747, 777 and the 787 composite and metallic wing components as well as control surfaces and floor beams for the 777. The work is done primarily in support of commercial aircraft and an extensive variety of military programs. The capabilities of our AeroStructures operation include advanced composite technology, manufacturing and assembly integration. From our base in Tulsa, we provide world-class structures and service, primarily for Boeing aircraft, for customers across the globe.
Prestwick and Samlesbury
Our European AeroStructures operations are based in Prestwick, Scotland, and Samlesbury, England. Large wing structures for the Boeing 767 and 777 and the Airbus A320 and A380 make up a significant portion of UK product, along with other packages produced for the Hawker Beechcraft 800XP Business Jet.
With the fixed leading edges for the 767 and 777 being made at our UK facilities, the Boeing product profile of our European operation perfectly complements that of our Tulsa unit.
Spirit is planning a manufacturing facility near Kuala Lumpur that is scheduled to open in early 2009. Spirit Aerosystems (Europe) Limited, the European division of Spirit Aerosystems, announced plans for the facility in November
The 800mph Gulfstream G650 - fastest civil aircraft ever
|Press Release ||Source: Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. |
Spirit Chief Executive Jeff Turner Speaking at Credit Suisse Aerospace and Defense Finance Conference
WICHITA, Kansas, November 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR - News) President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Turner will speak at the Credit Suisse Aerospace and Defense Finance Conference in New York, N.Y., on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at approximately 2:30 p.m. Eastern time.
turner's remarks will be webcast and presentation materials will be available at http://www.spiritaero.com/investor.aspx. Individuals are advised to check the web site ahead of time to ensure their computers are configured for the webcast.
about Spirit AeroSystems Inc.
Based in Wichita, Kan., Spirit AeroSystems is the world's largest independent supplier of commercial airplane assemblies and components. In addition to its Kansas facility, Spirit has operations in Tulsa and McAlester, Okla., Prestwick, Scotland, and Samlesbury, England. In the United States, Spirit's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components. Additionally, Spirit provides aftermarket customer support services, including spare parts, maintenance/repair/overhaul, and fleet support services in North America and Europe.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Wichita City Council approves loan to Cessna for Columbus project
The loan approval passed 4-0, says Van Williams, city spokesman. Mayor Carl Brewer, Councilmembers Jeff Longwell and Lavonta Williams were absent.
Sedgwick County, which also pledged a $5 million forgivable loan, is expected to approve it in the near future.
Cessna says the project will require an investment of more than $750 million and result in the creation of 1,010 jobs.
Last week, the Wichita City Council voted to approve a $1.6 million cash incentive for Spirit AeroSystems Inc. to develop a project that will create about 700 jobs over the next five years.
Spirit plans to build a new 375,000-square-foot factory to accommodate the manufacturing and testing of the Columbus fuselage. And the company plans to hire 700 workers for that work as well as existing products and other programs.
The Kansas Department of Commerce has committed $14.5 million to the programs. Sedgwick County Commission also voted to approve $1.6 million in incentives for Spirit and a 10-year property tax abatement.
Spirit AeroSystems Selected to Design and Build Wing for New Gulfstream G250 Super Mid-Size Business Jet
Monday October 6, 10:00 am ET
WICHITA, Kan., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR
), the world's largest independent supplier of commercial airplane assemblies and components, today announced that it will design and build the wing for the new Gulfstream G250 super mid-size business jet. Spirit will design and produce the wing at its Tulsa, Okla., facility and ship it to Israel Aerospace Industries for incorporation with the rest of the airframe.
"We are extremely proud to provide another flight-ready wing for Gulfstream," said Don Carlisle, Vice President and General Manager of Spirit's Tulsa Division. "We are looking forward to bringing more than 45 years of experience designing and manufacturing wing structures to the program."The G250 wing is the second product Spirit has won on a Gulfstream program this year. In March, Spirit was awarded the design and manufacture of the wing for the all new Gulfstream G650."The G250 work package solidifies Spirit's role in the business jet market and is another step in our journey to diversify the business base," said Jeff Turner, Spirit President and CEO.Spirit has had a team working on the G250 wing concept and design for the past 21 months. Initial test components will be delivered later this year. The first flight of the G250 is scheduled for the second half of 2009, with customer deliveries planned for 2011.
The G250 features an all-new, advanced transonic wing design that has been optimized for high-speed cruise and improved takeoff performance. At maximum takeoff weight, the G250 can take off from a 5,000-foot runway. The G250 offers the largest cabin and longest range at the fastest speed in its class. It is capable of traveling 3,400 nautical miles at 0.80 Mach and has a maximum operating speed of 0.85 Mach. With an initial cruise altitude of 41,000 feet, the G250 can climb to a maximum altitude of 45,000 feet, where it can avoid air traffic congestion and adverse weather.
Spirit Signs Spare Parts Agreement With Southwest Airlines
Friday September 12, 11:59 am ET
WICHITA, Kansas, September 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR - News) and Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV - News) today announced the signing of a supply agreement whereby Spirit will supply thrust reverser, fuselage and wing components for Southwest's fleet of B737 aircraft. This multi-year contract will enable Southwest to obtain predictable and competitive pricing for all 737 parts in the Spirit catalog while ensuring availability for key parts and components."We are pleased to be growing our aftermarket business with such a highly regarded customer like Southwest Airlines," said Carolyn Harms, VP/GM for Spirit Aftermarket Customer Support. "The supply agreement demonstrates our commitment to customer fleet support and the confidence our customers have in Spirit as the original producer for the majority of the 737 Next-Generation airframe."Southwest currently operates 527 Boeing 737 airplanes.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Continental Airlines hires Spirit Aerosystems to supply parts
Spirit Aerosystems Inc. announced Tuesday that it has signed a support agreement with Continental Airlines for structural parts and components.The deal means Spirit (NYSE:SPR) will provide parts for Continental’s line of Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA) aircraft.In the release Spirit says the multiyear contract will enable Continental to have greater access to aircraft parts and more predictable pricing for those parts and any others it might need from Spirit.Continental operates a fleet of 370 Boeing airplanes, made up of the 737, 757, 767 and 777 models.
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