Spirit Aerosystems, Inc

Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Spirit Develops New Carbon Fiber Fuselage Panel to Support Lower-Cost, Higher-Production Volumes for Aircraft Manufacturing

Wichita, Kan., June 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems [NYSE: SPR] today announced it has developed new production methods for carbon fiber composite materials that will enable lower costs and higher production volumes for future aircraft components. The ASTRA (Advanced Structures Technology and Revolutionary Architectures) panel, a full-scale demonstration fuselage panel using this...

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Spirit AeroSystems Launches Water Recycling Project to Improve Factory Efficiency
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Spirit AeroSystems Launches Water Recycling Project to Improve Factory Efficiency

WICHITA, Kan., Nov. 14, 2016 - Spirit AeroSystems Inc. [NYSE: SPR] announced the installation of a water recycling project designed to improve factory efficiencies and conserve water. Construction of a dedicated three-mile pipeline has been competed, allowing Spirit to begin purchasing up to 500 million gallons of recycled water per year from the City of Wichita for use in manufacturing aerospace...

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Spirit AeroSystems Installing One of the World's Largest Autoclaves for Composite Manufacturing
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Spirit AeroSystems Installing One of the World's Largest Autoclaves for Composite Manufacturing

WICHITA, Kan. - Spirit AeroSystems Inc. [NYSE: SPR is installing one of the world's largest autoclaves at its Wichita, Kan., facility to support increasing production levels in the company's composite fuselage business and to grow overall composite production capability. The new autoclave has a 30-foot diameter and an internal volume of more than 78,000 cubic feet. Spirit continues to...

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Spirit AeroSystems Completes First Fuselage for Bell V-280 Valor
Transportation Industry Products

Spirit AeroSystems Completes First Fuselage for Bell V-280 Valor

WICHITA, Kan., - Spirit AeroSystems Inc. [NYSE: SPR announced it has completed the first fuselage to Bell Helicopter for the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) program. The unit was designed and assembled in Spirit's rapid prototyping facility in Wichita, Kan., in just 22 months. The composite fuselage is being prepped to ship to Bell's Amarillo, Texas, facility for final...

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Spirit Delivers Third SDTA Fuselage to Sikorsky for Production Representative CH-53K Helicopter
Transportation Industry Products

Spirit Delivers Third SDTA Fuselage to Sikorsky for Production Representative CH-53K Helicopter

WICHITA, Kan. - Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. [NYSE: SPR today announced it has successfully delivered to Sikorsky the third fuselage section for the CH-53K 'King Stallion' heavy lift helicopter program's System Demonstration and Test Article (SDTA) contract. Consisting of an integrated cockpit and cabin structure with a separately attached tail section, the composite-skinned fuselage will...

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Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Spirit AeroSystems Rolls Out First KC-46A Tanker Forward Fuselage Section

WICHITA, Kan. – Spirit AeroSystems, Inc., (NYSE: SPR) today celebrated completion of the first forward fuselage section, Section 41, destined for integration into the Boeing KC-46A tanker. In a rollout ceremony earlier today, Boeing and U.S. Air Force representatives joined Spirit leadership and employees to mark the occasion. Right now we the fly KC-135R models and they are great and give gas...

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Transportation Industry Products

Spirit AeroSystems Delivers First A350 XWB Section 15 to Airbus

SAINT-NAZAIRE, France - Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. [NYSE: SPR] has successfully delivered its first composite center fuselage section for the Airbus A350 XWB program. The upper and forward lower shell (Section 15) composite fuselage panels were joined in Spirit's Saint-Nazaire, France, facility before being delivered to Airbus. Spirit is the world's largest independent supplier of commercial...

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Spirit AeroSystems Celebrates Rollout of First Test Pylon for Bombardier CSeries Aircraft Program
Safety & Security Equipment

Spirit AeroSystems Celebrates Rollout of First Test Pylon for Bombardier CSeries Aircraft Program

WICHITA, Kan. - Spirit AeroSystems, Inc., (NYSE: SPR) the world's largest independent supplier of commercial airplane assemblies and components, today celebrated the rollout of the first test pylon for the Bombardier* CSeries* aircraft. The pylon and underwing structure used to mount the aircraft's power plant to the wing are designed and manufactured by Spirit at the company's Wichita, Kan.,...

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Mechanical Components and Assemblies

Spirit AeroSystems Celebrates Milestone on Sikorsky CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopter Program

WICHITA, Kan. -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR), the world's largest independent supplier of commercial airplane assemblies and components, today celebrated the rollout of the Sikorsky CH-53K helicopter fuselage being delivered to support assembly of the first developmental test vehicle. The fuselage assembly, which includes composite cockpit and cabin sections designed and built by Spirit,...

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Company News

Spirit AeroSystems Recognized for Excellence in Composites Manufacturing

Wichita, Kan., Sept. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems (NYSE: SPR) was recognized this week at the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) with the Award for Composite Excellence (ACE) in Manufacturing: Material and Process Innovation. The CAMX Conference is the largest composites expo in North America. Spirit received the award for its development of the Advanced Structures...

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Company News

Spirit AeroSystems Recognizes 12 Suppliers for Superior Performance

WICHITA, Kan., Sept. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems [NYSE: SPR] recently recognized 12 suppliers for superior performance at its annual supplier recognition banquet in Wichita. Awards were given in seven categories: Strategic Supplier of the Year; Most Innovative Supplier; Collaboration Values Partner; Transparency Values Partner; Inspiration, Values and Community Partner;...

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Company News

Spirit AeroSystems Brings Breakthrough Titanium Fabrication Technology to Factory

Wichita, Kan., June 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems [NYSE: SPR] today announced it is transitioning recent research breakthroughs from the laboratory to its factory. The Joule Form™ process, which Spirit developed, is a new proprietary method for forming titanium raw material at elevated temperatures in the fabrication of aerospace components. This method provides the company a...

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Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Spirit Develops New Carbon Fiber Fuselage Panel to Support Lower-Cost, Higher-Production Volumes for Aircraft Manufacturing

Wichita, Kan., June 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems [NYSE: SPR] today announced it has developed new production methods for carbon fiber composite materials that will enable lower costs and higher production volumes for future aircraft components. The ASTRA (Advanced Structures Technology and Revolutionary Architectures) panel, a full-scale demonstration fuselage panel using this...

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Company News

Spirit Announced It will Maintain 737 Deliveries at 52 Per Month

WICHITA, Kan., April 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems [NYSE: SPR] today announced the company will maintain its 737 deliveries to Boeing at the current rate of 52 shipsets per month. This follows the recent announcement by Boeing that it will temporarily adjust its 737 production from 52 to 42 airplanes per month starting in mid-April. "Spirit and Boeing have agreed to work together...

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Company News

Aerion Selects Spirit AeroSystems for AS2 Supersonic Business Jet Program

WICHITA, Kan., Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerion Corporation and Spirit AeroSystems [NYSE: SPR] announced today that they have entered into a collaboration agreement for the preliminary design of the AS2's forward, pressurized fuselage. "Joining a project team this early allows us to apply our technical expertise and commercial best practices to make the most positive impact," said Tom...

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Spirit AeroSystems Announces Tulsa, Okla., Manufacturing Expansion

Wichita, Kan., Dec. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, [NYSE: SPR] today announced the company plans to expand operations at its Tulsa, Okla., site by hiring about 250 employees and investing more than $80 million in capital projects to support fuselage manufacturing and assembly work. The multi-year expansion project, which begins in 2019, was achieved in partnership with the...

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Spirit AeroSystems Plans More Major Expansion in Wichita, Kan.

Wichita, Kan., Dec. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- One year after the company announced growth and investment plans at its Wichita, Kan., site, Spirit AeroSystems today announced a second significant expansion with plans to hire an additional 1,400 employees to support commercial and defense programs over the next few years. This growth adds to the 1,000 new jobs announced in 2017. "The aerospace...

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Spirit AeroSystems Advances Use of Robotics for Quality Inspection of Large-Scale Aerospace Structures

WICHITA, Kan., July 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems today announced its engineers have combined a wide range of robotics hardware and software technologies to meet the complex needs of inspecting the company's composite aerospace components such as fuselages, wings and substructures. "Typically, inspections for meeting customer requirements have been done by large, fixed...

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