WICHITA, Kan., June 16 /CNW/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) has
been selected to design and build the pylon for the Bombardier CSeries*
commercial jet. In addition to the pylon, the work package for both the CS100
and CS300 aircraft models includes systems, strut-to-wing hardware, and the
aft fairing package.
"Spirit is honored to partner with Bombardier on the CSeries aircraft
program," said Mike King, senior vice president and general manager of
Spirit's Propulsion Segment. "We're thrilled to welcome Bombardier as a new
customer, and look forward to building the relationship."
Pylon work will be performed at Spirit's facility in Wichita, Kan. A
pylon is a large, highly specialized aerostructure that holds an aircraft's
engine and its casing to the wing. Spirit's Wichita location has decades of
experience building pylons for large commercial aircraft. It currently builds
pylons for every Boeing commercial airplane in production, and was awarded a
contract to design and build the pylon for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet in
Industry-leading designs and processes will be applied by Spirit,
including expansion of Spirit Exact(TM), an advanced manufacturing assembly
process that utilizes detail part features such as holes, surfaces, and slots,
to provide for "self location" of parts at assembly. The process minimizes or
eliminates part locating tools and the cost, time and maintenance associated
Parts will be designed and made from light-weight aluminum and titanium
materials wherever possible, and will be manufactured at the company's
Wichita, Kan., facility.
"Spirit has established itself as a leader in propulsion systems in the
commercial market, and adding this work package to our portfolio is an
important step in the future of our company," King said.
The Bombardier CSeries family of single-aisle commercial aircraft is
designed for the 100- to 149-seat market, featuring the new Pratt & Whitney
Geared Turbo Fan Engine. The CSeries aircraft combines advanced materials,
leading-edge technology, and proven methods to meet commercial airline needs.
The aircraft is expected to enter into service in 2013.
* CSeries is a trademark of Bombardier Inc. or of its subsidiaries.
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About Spirit AeroSystems Inc
Based in Wichita, Kan., Spirit AeroSystems is the world's largest
independent supplier of commercial airplane assemblies and components. In
addition to its Kansas facility, Spirit has locations in Tulsa and McAlester,
Okla.; Prestwick, Scotland; Samlesbury, England; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and
is developing a new manufacturing facility in Kinston, N.C. 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.
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from
commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment,
systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in
Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2009, were $19.7
billion US, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD).
Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability
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This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning future
business opportunities. Actual results may vary materially from those
projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not
limited to future levels of business in the aerospace and commercial transport
industries or in the number of aircraft to be built; the success and timely
progression of our customers' new programs; challenges in the design,
development, production and support of advanced technologies; as well as other
risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed in Spirit
AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
For further information:
For further information: Debbie Gann of Spirit Corporate Communications,
+1-316-526-3910 Web Site: http://www.spiritaero.com