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 67278-0008 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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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.

The fifth AFP machine from MTorres at work for A350 at GKN
GKN manufactures the rear spars of the wings of the Airbus A350, while Spirit Aerosystems is responsible for manufacturing the front spars.

Spirit AeroSystems delivers first 737 MAX thrust reverser with a composite inner wall 
The new design includes a thermal protection system, which provides reliable protection from the heat generated by the new fuel efficient Leap-1B engines made by CFM International.

Spirit AeroSystems completes 500th Boeing 787 composite forward fuselage
The company has been delivering these assemblies and components to the 787 program since 2007 and unit 500 was delivered to Boeing in September.

Spirit AeroSystems installs large autoclave for composite manufacturing
The new autoclave has a 30-foot diameter and an internal volume of more than 78,000 cubic feet.

Testia will supply tablet-based SART system to Spirit AeroSystems.

Spirit AeroSystems deploys Airbus augmented reality tool for composite fuselage brackets
Testia will supply the systems already used to reduce A380 bracket inspection from weeks to days.

Automation: Robots taking off in commercial aircraft
Will this affordable and versatile class of multiaxis manufacturing hardware and software drivers enable airframers to reduce costs and speed deliveries?

GKN leads “STeM” program to successful conclusion
Technical achievements are credited to successful partner collaboration.

Composites help Bell V-280 toward Future Vertical Lift
Bell’s design for future military helicopter uses hybrid metal-composite construction and Large Cell Carbon Core technology for unitized wing.

“Smart tooling” cuts time and risk for complex unitized composite structures production
One-piece bladder tooling helps to actualize NASA/Boeing’s revolutionary fluted core design for next-gen cryogenic fuel tank skirt.

Inflexion technology enables complex composite structures without fasteners
Spirit AeroSystems has developed production methods using rigid-flexible tooling for more affordable unitized composite aerostructures.

Spirit AeroSystems used HyperSizer software for V-280 Valor program
HyperSizer software automates structural sizing and load analyses.

Airtech named Non-Production Supplier of the Year by Spirit AeroSystems
Airtech Advanced Materials Group is one of 18 recipients of Spirit AeroSystems' Non-Production Supplier of the Year award.

Product Categories of Spirit AeroSystems

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