Spirit AeroSystems Names William (Bill) Brown to Lead Spirit Aftermarket

WICHITA, Kan., May 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) announced today it has added aircraft industry veteran William (Bill) Brown to its senior leadership team as senior vice president, Aftermarket.

"Bill Brown brings significant expertise in aftermarket, and we are pleased to have him join our leadership team," said Larry Lawson, president and CEO. "Spirit designs, builds and supports our products with a maintenance and repair organization that extends across North America, Europe and the Far East. We believe we can create even more value in this arena, and I am confident Bill can help us accomplish that."

Brown most recently served as executive vice president, Global Operations and president of Global Customer Service and Support at Beechcraft. Prior to joining Beechcraft, Brown also served as president and general manager of AAR Aircraft Services in Oklahoma, and held senior-level positions with Independence Air, Avborne Inc., and Midwest Airlines.

Spirit AeroSystems is one of the world's largest non-OEM designers and manufacturers of aerostructures for commercial aircraft. Every Boeing commercial aircraft in production contains Spirit hardware, as does a majority of the Airbus fleet. The company reported $6 billion in annual revenue for 2013 with a current backlog of approximately $41 billion. Spirit's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles, and wing components, and the company provides aftermarket customer support services, including spare parts, maintenance/repair/overhaul, and fleet support services in North America, Europe and Asia.

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About Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
Spirit AeroSystems, with headquarters in Wichita, Kan., USA, is one of the world's largest non-OEM designers and manufacturers of aerostructures for commercial aircraft. In addition to its Wichita and Chanute facilities in Kansas, Spirit has locations in Tulsa and McAlester, Okla.; Kinston, N.C.; Nashville, Tenn.; Prestwick, Scotland; Preston, England; Subang, Malaysia; and Saint-Nazaire, France. In the U.S., 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, Europe and Asia. Spirit Europe produces wing components for a host of customers, including Airbus.

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SOURCE: Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.

For further information:

Investor Relations, Coleen Tabor, (316) 523-7040, coleen.r.tabor@spiritaero.com, or Media, Ken Evans, (316) 523-4070, kenneth.d.evans@spiritaero.com

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