Spirit AeroSystems

Design, production and integration of large aircraft structures: fuselages, nacelles, pylons, and wing components. Also offers spares and complete aftermarket customer support.

PO Box 780008
Wichita, KS 67278 US

Additional Locations:
Spirit Europe
Prestwick, Scotland, GB
+44 1292 479888

Spirit AeroSystems
Tulsa & McAlester, OK US
(918) 832-2639

Spirit North Carolina
Kinston, NC 28504 US
(252) 208-4656

Spirit France
St. Nazaire, FR
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Spirit Malaysia
Subang, MY
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Spirit AeroSystems collaborates on Wing of Tomorrow program
Spirit emphasizes use of modeling and simulation software for composite resin infusion technology.

Paris Air Show 2019 Spirit AeroSystems fuselage panel

Spirit AeroSystems debuts next-generation composite fuselage panel
The 18-by-12-foot (5.5-by-3.7-meter) demonstrator panel debuted at the Paris Air Show features integrated skin and stringers and offers substantial cost savings combined with strong performance attributes.

Spirit AeroSystems qualifies Toray T1100 prepreg for AFP/ATL

Spirit AeroSystems invests in qualification program with Toray prepreg
The world’s largest aerospace tier supplier seizes the opportunity to develop its own allowables for a carbon fiber prepreg, setting an important precedent.

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Tackling the aerospace supplier’s dilemma: Scalability
Automation and robotics can go a long way toward increasing capacity and growing a business dedicated to aerospace manufacturing. But Trinity Precision has learned that refining the indirect and unseen aspects of its operations can be just as valuable.

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Spirit AeroSystems acquires robotic Electroimpact AFP machine
The new machine, featuring an upgraded AFP head said to place material more than twice as fast as traditional machines, will be devoted to research and development.

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Spirit AeroSystems chosen for Aerion AS2 Supersonic Business Jet
Aerion Corp. and Spirit AeroSystems have entered into a collaboration agreement for the preliminary design of the AS2’s forward, pressurized fuselage.

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Reflections on carbon fiber
Highlights from the December 2018 Carbon Fiber conference include industry leader predictions about commoditization of composites, next-generation aircraft and automotive.

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Advancing composites through virtual and augmented reality
A review of technologies that are bridging the technical divide between the virtual world of design and simulation, and the real-world of composites manufacturing and repair.

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Spirit AeroSystems to build Scotland-based R&D Complex
The new facility’s efforts will focus on infusion processes for composites materials, part handling, assembly automation, rapid prototyping and virtual/augmented reality. 

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Solvay and Spirit AeroSystems extend composite materials supply agreement
The two companies have signed an extension to their supply agreement for composites and adhesives to be used on nacelle and fuselage applications across Boeing’s commercial programs.

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The first composite fuselage section for the first composite commercial jet
Spirit AeroSystems was an established aerospace supplier when it earned that distinction, winning the contract for the Boeing 787’s Section 41. Now its sights are set on the next generation of aircraft.

FBM Composite Materials

Merger of entrepreneurial metal-centric firms claims composites’ first
Tier 2 composites manufacturer FBM Composite Materials developed the right pill for a Boeing headache and became the sole supplier of 787-9 Dreamliner door surrounds.

Elbit Systems

Serving the composites world in Israel and the US
Military and commercial tier supplier Elbit Cyclone maintains precision and quality as it continues growth in composites, complex assemblies and high-rate production.

Improving composites processing with automated inspection
Automated, in-situ inspection bypasses the bottleneck of manual inspection.  

Spirit AeroSystems tool in autoclave.

Spirit AeroSystems unveils new composites curing technology
Spirit’s research group in Scotland has developed an “intelligent heated tool” technology that obviates the need for the autoclave and reduces cure time by 40%.

Spirit AeroSystems plans major expansion
The company will add 1,000 new jobs with the majority in the hourly ranks, including skilled sheet metal mechanics, composite technicians and CNC machine operators.

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Spirit AeroSystems to license inside-out NDT technology
Spirit AeroSystems is licensing to NDT Solutions LLC Spirit's device for ultrasonic inspection of complex, integrated composite structures.

Spirit AeroSystems finalizes Boeing supply agreement
The agreement extends Spirit’s supply of 737 MAX and 787 parts and structures through 2022.

Spirit AeroSystems expands UK composites capabilities
Spirit’s in-house-developed resin transfer molding (RTM) process will be used to make spoilers for the Airbus A320 family at its Prestwick, Scotland, facility.

Spirit expands manufacturing operations in Malaysia
Construction is set to begin in October with a target for operations to begin in mid-2018.

Spirit joins NASA's Advanced Composites Consortium
Spirit AeroSystems (Wichita, KS, US) announced June 21 it has accepted an invitation to join NASA's Advanced Composites Consortium (ACC) as a Tier-1 member. The ACC is a public-private partnership focused on progressing knowledge about composite materials and improving the performance of future aircraft.

Product Categories of Spirit AeroSystems

Composite Structures & Components
  • Aerospace, fuselage/wing
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • Product design
  • Repair services, composites