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, OK 74116 US

Spirit North Carolina
Kinston, NC 28504 US

Spirit France
St. Nazaire, FR

Spirit Malaysia
Subang, MY


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SAERTEX extends carbon fiber contract with Bombardier
SAERTEX supplies textile reinforcement materials and carbon fiber noncrimp fabrics, with which Bombardier produces wingskins for the Airbus A220 aircraft at its Belfast facility.

Spirit AeroSystems announces 737 MAX production agreement with Boeing
Under the agreement, Spirit will restart production slowly, ramping up to reach a total of 216 MAX shipsets delivered to Boeing in 2020.

Spirit AeroSystems initiates workforce reductions due to 737 MAX production suspension
Layoffs affecting 2,800 employees have been issued at the Wichita facility, due to ongoing production suspension and expected lower production going forward.

CW's top 10 articles of 2019
It’s time to reflect upon the trends and innovations seen in the composites industry over the past year and contemplate what might be ahead in 2020.

Top composites news stories of 2019
The top 10 most viewed composites news stories of 2019.

Spirit AeroSystems suspends Boeing 737 MAX production
Effective Jan. 1, 2020, Spirit AeroSystems is suspending production of 737 MAX components pending Boeing’s resumed production timetable.

ACMA hosts third transportation and defense policy fly-in
Forty ACMA members met with nearly 100 members of Congress and staff to advance legislation enabling composites usage in the aerospace and automotive sectors.

Spirit AeroSystems to acquire select assets of Bombardier aerostructures, aftermarket businesses
The deal, expected to close the first half of 2020, includes Bombardier facilities in Belfast, Northern Ireland; Casablanca, Morocco; and Dallas, Texas, U.S.

Highlights: Future of Thermoplastics Composites Conference, TPRC
The ThermoPlastic composites Research Center celebrates its 10th anniversary by looking forward to the growth in thermoplastic composite applications.

Spirit AeroSystems implements changes to production schedule following 737 MAX groundings
The company took actions to implement a cost-reduction plan in the second quarter of 2019, following groundings of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

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Toray Advanced Composites, NCC sign R&D partnership agreement
As a Tier 1 member of the National Composites Centre, Toray Advanced Composites will collaborate with the the NCC on automotive and aerospace R&D programs.

2019 CAMX award, ACE winners illustrate industry trends
Among this year’s award winners are Continental Structural Plastics, the Institut fur Textiltecnik of RWTH Aachen University, LyondellBasell, Fortify, Spirit AeroSystems and more.

NASA announces U.S. industry partners for Moon, Mars programs
The partnerships will advance the commercial space sector and help bring new capabilities to market that could benefit future NASA missions.

2019 Paris Air Show: Highlights
The 2019 Paris Air Show may have lacked the glamour of a new aircraft program announcement, but the composites industry represented is clearly gearing up for next-generation aerospace manufacturing.

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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.

Product Categories of Spirit AeroSystems

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