Spirit AeroSystems Opens Joint Venture Repair Station in China


    



    
</pre>
<p><location>WICHITA</location>, Kan., <chron>Nov. 18</chron> /CNW/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE:   SPR) today formally opened its new Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) repair station in <location>China</location> through a joint venture with <location>Hong Kong</location> Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (HAECO) and its subsidiary Taikoo (Xiamen) Aircraft Engineering Co. Ltd. (TAECO).  The Spirit facility, based in Jinjiang, <location>China</location>, known as Taikoo Spirit AeroSystems (Jinjiang) Composite Co. Ltd., will provide world-class repair services for aircraft operators across the Asia-Pacific region.</p>
<p/>
<p>The new facility, which is in the process of receiving its Civil Aviation Administration of <location>China</location> certification (CAAC), will perform composite repairs and overhauls with a focus on engine nacelles and components for Boeing 737NG and 777 aircraft.</p>
<p/>
<p>"After announcing our plans last year to enter into a joint venture with HAECO/TAECO, we believe that this global expansion takes Spirit another step closer toward the execution of our aftermarket growth strategy and long term value creation for our international customers," stated <person>Carolyn Harms</person>, VP/GM for Spirit's aftermarket business.</p>
<p/>
<p>"We anticipate that the opening of this repair facility in <location>China</location> will support the repair needs of aircraft operators in the Asia-Pacific region," stated <person>Chung Mak</person>, Director of Marketing for HAECO.</p>
<p/>
<p>The opening of the Asia repair station complements Spirit's <location>North America</location> Repair Center in <location>Wichita</location>, Kan., and its European Repair Station in Prestwick, Scotland.</p>
<pre>
    

    On the web: www.spiritaero.com

    About Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
    
</pre>
<p>Based in <location>Wichita</location>, 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 <location>Tulsa</location> and McAlester, Okla.; Prestwick, Scotland; Samlesbury, England; <location>Kuala Lumpur</location>, <location>Malaysia</location>; and is developing new manufacturing facilities in Kinston, N.C.; and Saint-Nazaire, <location>France</location>. 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 <location>North America</location>, <location>Europe</location> and Asia. Spirit <location>Europe</location> produces wing components for a host of customers, including Airbus.</p>
<pre>
    



    

For further information: For further information: China, Chung Mak, Director and General Manager of Taikoo Spirit, +852-276-76083; or USA, Ken Evans, Corporate Communications of Spirit AeroSystems, +1-316-523-4070 Web Site: http://www.spiritaero.com

Organization Profile

Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.

More on this organization


Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890