Spirit Signs Spare Parts Support Agreement With Continental Airlines



    WICHITA, Kan., Oct. 21 /CNW/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE:   SPR)
today announced the signing of a support agreement whereby Spirit will supply
structural parts and components for Continental Airlines' total fleet of
Boeing aircraft. This multi-year contract will enable Continental to ensure
availability for key parts and components with predictable and competitive
pricing for all Spirit catalog items.
    "We have worked closely with Continental Airlines since Spirit became a
stand-alone company in 2005, and we are both proud and excited to sign this
formal agreement," stated Carolyn Harms, VP/GM for Spirit Aftermarket Customer
Support. "As the original producer and tier one supplier to Boeing on all
current programs, we are pleased that Continental Airlines is placing their
confidence in Spirit's supply and support capabilities."
    Continental Airlines currently operates 370 Boeing airplanes, consisting
of 737, 757, 767 and 777 models.
    
    On the web: http://www.spiritaero.com
    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, and Samlesbury, England, and is developing new
manufacturing facilities in North Carolina and Malaysia. 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.
    
    About Continental Airlines
    
    Continental Airlines is the world's fifth largest airline. Continental,
together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than
2,500 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 122
domestic and 120 international destinations. More than 550 additional points
are served via SkyTeam alliance airlines. With more than 44,000 employees,
Continental has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and
together with Continental Express, carries approximately 69 million passengers
per year.




For further information:

For further information: Debbie Gann, Corporate Communications,
+1-316-526-3910, for Spirit AeroSystems Inc. Web Site:
http://www.spiritaero.com

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